336 pages, illustrations
For courses in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science as well as Education courses focusing on Math and Science. This issues workbook takes an interdisciplinary approach, combining simple math and critical thinking to gain insight into relevant local, regional, and global environmental issues. It focuses on sustainability, integrating a broad overview of the essentials throughout the text and providing an in-depth exploration in Part 7, "Sustainability and the Individual." The presentation of real-world issues and examples fosters the development of the math and analytical skills necessary to truly think critically and to understand these complex issues.
Preface. Basic Concepts and Tools. Part One: Principles of Sustainability. Part Two: Population and Migration. 1. Global Population Growth: Is it Sustainable? 2. Carrying Capacity and Ecological Footprint. 3. Coastal Population Growth: Bangladesh. 4. The Impact of Migration. Part Three: Climate Change. 5. Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change. 6. The Challenges of Climate Change. Part Four: Energy. 7. Oil and Natural Gas. 8. Coal. 9. Bringing the World to The U.S. Standard of Living. 10. Sustainable Energy. Part Five: Consumption and the Quality of Life. 11. Global Water Supplies: Are they Sustainable? 12. Motor Vehicles and the Environment. 13. Motor Vehicles and the Environment: Global Trends. 14. Whacker Madness? The Proliferation of Turfgrass. 15. The Impact of Interjurisdictional Waste Disposal: Truckin' Trash. 16. Mining: Is It Sustainable? 17. Environmental Health: POPs. Part Six: hreats to Ecosystems. 18. Global Grain Production: Can We Beef It Up? 19. Soils and Sustainable Societies. 20. The State of Global Forests. 21. Restoring Estuaries: Chesapeake Bay. 22. Illegal Immigration. 23. Catch of the Day: The State of Global Fisheries. Part Seven: Sustainability and the Individual. 24. Sustainable Communities: Sprawl vs. Smart Growth. 25. Sustainable Coastal Development. 26. Sustainable Buildings and Housing. 27. The Three R's: Reduction, Recycling, Reuse. 28. A Sustainable Diet. 29. The Sustainable Campus. 30. Restoration Ecology. Index.
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