The 8 th Edition of Environment builds on the previous comprehensive, systems-based environmental science issue with more in-depth information on systems approach, which emphasizes the interconnected nature of environmental science throughout the text. The book is even more reader-friendly integrated learning system designed to help move from general concepts to specific applications and continues to focus on currency. It presents the basic facts, various perspectives on issues, and framework to help readers reach their own informed decisions in a changing marketplace.
1 Introducing Environmental Science and Sustainability 1 2 Environmental Laws, Economics, and Ethics 19 3 Ecosystems and Energy 38 4 Ecosystems and the Physical Environment 53 5 Ecosystems and Living Organisms 79 6 Major Ecosystems of the World 105 7 Human Health and Environmental Toxicology 129 8 The Human Population 148 9 The Urban Environment 165 10 Energy Consumption 180 11 Fossil Fuels 195 12 Renewable Energy and Nuclear Power 215 13 Water: A Limited Resource 242 14 Soil Resources 264 15 Mineral Resources 281 16 Biological Resources 299 17 Land Resources 319 18 Food Resources 339 19 Air Pollution 359 20 Global Climate Change 384 21 Water Pollution 401 22 Pest Management 423 23 Solid and Hazardous Wastes 440 24 Tomorrow s World 458 Appendices I Review of Basic Chemistry A-1 II Graphing A-6 III Models and Modeling A-8 IV Units of Measure: Some Useful Conversions A-10 V Abbreviations, Formulas, and Acronyms Used in This Text A-11 Glossary G-1 index I-1
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