This textbook gives students the scientific foundation they need to understand environmental issues and think critically about possible solutions. Written by bestselling author Manuel Molles and acclaimed science journalist Brendan Borrell, both authors are able to make clear connections between research and real-world problems with a "science/issues/solutions" framework for each chapter.Written to empower students to feel that they can have a huge impact on preserving biodiversity, protecting natural resources and addressing pollution hazards and the changes in our climate. Environment is available with LaunchPad. LaunchPad combines an interactive ebook with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. See `Instructor Resources' and `Student Resources' for further information.
Manuel Molles is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of New Mexico, where he has been a member of the faculty and Curator for the Museum of Southwestern Biology since 1975. Brendan Borrell is a biologist and journalist who has written about science and the environment for a dozens of outlets including Bloomberg Businessweek, Outside,?Nature, New York Times, Scientific American, and Smithsonian. His reporting at home and abroad has given him a first-hand view of some of the most pressing environmental issues of today.
1. Humans and the Environment.- 2. Ecosystems and Economics: Matter, Energy, and Information.- 3. Population Ecology and Conservation of Endangered Species.- 4. Ecosystem and Landscape Approaches to Sustaining Biodiversity.- 5. Human Populations.- 6. Sustaining Water Supplies.- 7. Terrestrial Resources.- 8. Sustaining Fisheries.- 9. Environmental Health and Toxicology.- 10. Solid and Hazardous Waste Management.- 11. Pollution: Air, Water, and Soil.- 12. Nonrenewable Energy.- 13. Renewable Energy.- 14. Atmospheric and Climatic Change.