Introduction to Environmental Science: Earth and Man provides a comprehensive and fully integrated interdisciplinary introduction to our planet, covering the complex interactions between chemistry, physics, biology, geology, hydrology, climatology, social science and environmental policy. Written in a lively and engaging style, it aims to stimulate interest in this dynamic and important area, and facilitate new ways of thinking about how environmental problems should be critically evaluated and solved.
Table of ContentsPrefaceAbout the AuthorsChapter 1: A trip through time on planet Earth Malcolm Cresser & Paul AyrisChapter 2: The global cycling and functions of water Malcolm Cresser & Paul AyrisChapter 3: The origins of the atmosphere Nicola CarslawChapter 4: The natural carbon cycle Malcolm CresserChapter 5: The cycling of nitrogen and selected other elements Malcolm CresserChapter 6: Ecology and biodiversity on Earth Lesley BattyChapter 7: The evolution and functions of soils Malcolm CresserChapter 8: Climate change Nicola CarslawChapter 9: Organic matter in rivers Malcolm CresserChapter 10: James Lovelock, Gaia, and beyond Malcolm CresserChapter 11: Man-made chemicals and the environment Alistair BoxallChapter 12: The production of food & its environmental impacts Malcolm Cresser & Craig AdamsChapter 13: Wildlife disease: An emerging problem Piran White, Monika Boehm & Michael HutchingsChapter 14: The use and abuse of water cycling Malcolm Cresser & Cumhur AydinalpChapter 15: Exploiting the sea for fish Julie Hawkins & Callum RobertsChapter 16: Atmospheric pollution: Deposition and impacts Malcolm CresserChapter 17: How do we quantify biogeochemical cycles? Malcolm CresserChapter 18: Renewable and non-renewable energy Craig AdamsChapter 19: Soil pollution and abuse Malcolm Cresser, Sophie Green & Clare WilsonChapter 20: Risk assessment and remediation of environmental contamination Ken Killham & Graeme PatonChapter 21: Pollution swapping Keith GouldingChapter 22: The trouble with man is.....or "what have you damaged today?" Elena Dawkins & Anne OwenChapter 23: The nature and merits of green chemistry Andrew Hunt and James ClarkChapter 24: Doing environmental science at the right scale Dave RaffaelliChapter 25: Biodiversity: Trends, significance, conservation and management Dave Raffaelli
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