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Environment : the science behind the stories / Jay Withgott, Matthew Laposata.

By: Withgott, Jay.
Contributor(s): Laposata, Matthew.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: ENVIR GE 2016 668212Publication: Boston : Pearson, c2015Edition: 5th ed., global ed.Description: 700, [76] p. : ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9781292063317 (paperback); 1292063319 (paperback).Subject(s): Environmental sciences
Contents:
I. FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE -- 1. Science and Sustainability: An Introduction to Environmental Science -- 2. Earth’s Physical Systems: Matter, Energy, and Geology -- 3. Evolution, Biodiversity, and Population Ecology -- 4. Species Interactions and Community Ecology -- 5. Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology -- 6. Ethics, Economics, and Sustainable Development -- 7. Environmental Policy: Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- II. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND THE SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS -- 8. Human Population -- 9. Soil and Agriculture -- 10. Agriculture, Biotechnology, and the Future of Food -- 11. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology -- 12. Forests, Forest Management, and Protected Areas -- 13. The Urban Environment: Creating Sustainable Cities -- 14. Environmental Health and Toxicology -- 15. Freshwater Systems and Resources -- 16. Marine and Coastal Systems and Resources -- 17. Atmospheric Science, Air Quality, and Pollution Control -- 18. Global Climate Change -- 19. Fossil Fuels, Their Impacts, and Energy Conservation -- 20. Conventional Energy Alternatives -- 21. New Renewable Energy Alternatives -- 22. Managing Our Waste -- 23. Minerals and Mining -- 24. Sustainable Solutions.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

I. FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE -- 1. Science and Sustainability: An Introduction to Environmental Science -- 2. Earth’s Physical Systems: Matter, Energy, and Geology -- 3. Evolution, Biodiversity, and Population Ecology -- 4. Species Interactions and Community Ecology -- 5. Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology -- 6. Ethics, Economics, and Sustainable Development -- 7. Environmental Policy: Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- II. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND THE SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS -- 8. Human Population -- 9. Soil and Agriculture -- 10. Agriculture, Biotechnology, and the Future of Food -- 11. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology -- 12. Forests, Forest Management, and Protected Areas -- 13. The Urban Environment: Creating Sustainable Cities -- 14. Environmental Health and Toxicology -- 15. Freshwater Systems and Resources -- 16. Marine and Coastal Systems and Resources -- 17. Atmospheric Science, Air Quality, and Pollution Control -- 18. Global Climate Change -- 19. Fossil Fuels, Their Impacts, and Energy Conservation -- 20. Conventional Energy Alternatives -- 21. New Renewable Energy Alternatives -- 22. Managing Our Waste -- 23. Minerals and Mining -- 24. Sustainable Solutions.

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