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Main Title Environment : the science behind the stories /
Author Withgott, Jay.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Brennan, Scott R.
Publisher Pearson/Benjamin Cummings,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 80562422
ISBN 0805344675 9780805344677
Subjects Environmental sciences
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  GE105.B74 2007 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/14/2008
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation xxvi, 699 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (digital; 4 3/4 in.)
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Foundations of environmental science: Introduction to environmental science; Environmental ethics and economics, values and choices; Environmental policy, decision-making and problem-solving; From chemistry to energy to life; Evolution, biodiversity and population ecology; Species interactions and community ecology; Environmental systems and ecosystem ecology -- Environmental issues and the search for solutions: Human population; Soil and agriculture; Agriculture, biotechnology, and the future of food; Biodiversity and conservation biology; Resource management, forestry, land use, and protected areas; Urbanization and creating livable cities; Environmental health and toxicology; Freshwater resources, natural systems, human impact, and conservation; Oceans, natural systems, human use, and marine conservation; Atmospheric science and air pollution; Global climate change; Fossil fuels, energy and impacts; Conventional energy alternatives; New renewable energy alternatives; Waste management; Sustainable solutions -- Appendixes: Some basics on graphs; Metric system; Periodic table of the elements; Geologic time scale -- Glossary. {The goal of this book is to} engage {students} in the scientific process of testing and discovery. To do this, {the authors} have include an extended discussion of the scientific method and the social context of science in the opening chapter, and ... real-life studies throughout the main text. {The authors also} show not merely what scientists discovered, but how they discovered it. -Pref.