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For introductory courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Biology.
With dramatically revised illustrations, the Twelfth Edition of Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future is even more student-friendly while retaining the currency and accuracy that has made Wright/Boorse a best seller. The text and media program continue to help students understand the science behind environmental issues and what they can do to build a more sustainable future, with further exploration of the hallmark core themes: Science, Sustainability, and Stewardship.
I. FRAMEWORK FOR A SUSTATAINABLE FUTURE 1. Science and the Environment 2. Economics, Politics, and Public Policy II. ECOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF ORGANISMS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT 3. Basic Needs of Living Things 4. Populations and Communities 5. Ecosystems: Energy, Patterns, and Disturbance 6. Wild Species and Biodiversity 7. The Use and Restoration of Ecosystems III. THE HUMAN POPULATION AND ESSENTIAL RESOURCES 8. The Human Population 9. Population and Development 10. Water: Hydrologic Cycle and Human Use 11. Soil: Foundation for Land Ecosystems 12. The Production and Distribution of Food 13. Pests and Pest Control IV. HARNESSING ENERGY FOR HUMAN SOCIETY 14. Energy from Fossil Fuels 15. Renewable Energy 16. Nuclear Power V. POLLUTION AND PREVENTION 17. Environmental Hazards and Human Health 18. Global Climate Change 19. Atmospheric Pollution 20. Water Pollution and Its Prevention 21. Municipal Solid Waste: Disposal and Recovery 22. Hazardous Chemicals: Pollution and Prevention VI. STEWARDSHIP FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE 23. Sustainable Communities and Lifestyles Glossary Index