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Laboratory Manual for Environmental Science

Handbook / Manual

By: TP Wagner and Robert M Sanford

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Feb 2009 | Edition: 2 | #177632 | ISBN-13: 9780470087671
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About this book

One of the few lab books available in the field, "Environmental Science" is designed to provide environmental scientists with active learning situations that demonstrate the impacts of interactions between humans and the environment. It encourages readers to reflect on real life conditions and the connection to the environment and sustainability. Emphasis is placed on writing and communication through lab reports, presentations, and real-world scenarios. Environmental scientists will be able to apply concepts in the lab and gain a stronger understanding of the field.


Contents

PART one: General Information Laboratory Health & Safety Procedures, 3 Writing Laboratory Reports, 4PART two: Labs 1. Environmental Awareness, 11 2. Science and the Media, 19 3. Greening of the Campus 4. Environmental Site Inspection, 25 5. Life Cycle Assessment, 33 6. Urban Ecosystems, 37 7. Range of Tolerance, 41 8. Experimental Design: Environmental Contamination, 47 9. Landscaping for Energy Conservation 53 10. Human Survivorship Changes, 57 11. Dowsing for Water, 61 12. Aquatic Species Diversity, 63 13. Environmental Forensics, 67 14. Field Trip: Sewage Treatment Plant, 73 15. Field Trip: Wetlands Mitigation, 77 16. Field Trip: Water Treatment Plant, 81 17. Global Climate Change and Automobiles, 85 18. Indoor Air Quality, 91 19. Soil Characterization, 97 20 Landfill Planning and Siting, 105 21. Pollution Prevention: Solid Waste, 113 22. Field Trip: Solid Waste Management, 119 23. Toxicity Testing and the LC50, 123 24. Environmental Risk Ranking, 131 25. Sampling for Environmental Pollutants 26. Indoor Energy Conservation, 137 27. Lung powerPART three: Applied Problem Sets 1. The Scientific Method Part 1: Observations and Hypotheses, 147 2. The Scientific Method Part 2: Results and Discussion, 151 3. Quantification of Environmental Problems, 157 4. Ecosystem Diagram, 161 5. Biogeochemical Concept Diagram, 163 6. Global Warming, CO2, and You, 165 7. Recognizing Human Impacts, 171 8. Ecological Footprints and Sustainability, 175 9. Oil Consumption and Future Availability, 181 10. Water Quality and Consumer Choice, 185 11. Local Environmental Risk, 189 12. Society and Waste, 191 13. Introduction to Environmental Modeling, 14. Ecological Identity, 199 15. Trophic levels and the Scarborough Marsh 16. Trophic Ecology of Humans: The Best Guess Breakfast Interview 17. Greening of Business 18. Pesticides and Food Review and Reflection, 201PART four Appendices Glossary, 205 The Metric System, 210 Conversion Factors, 211 Numerical Prefixes, 213 About the Authors, 214

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