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Environmental Science: Foundations and Applications


By: Andrew Friedland (Author), Rick Relyea (Author), David Courard-Hauri (Author)

574 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, tables

W.H. Freeman & Company

Paperback | Feb 2011 | #203091 | ISBN-13: 9781429240291
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NHBS Price: £161.00 $197/€180 approx

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Environmental Science: Foundations and Applications, takes a non-biased approach to teaching students how to evaluate arguments and make sense of the headlines. Students learn to draw their own conclusions by analyzing facts and data, using critical thinking, and applying simple mathematical calculations.

“This text artfully engages the fundamental concepts of environmental science in an approachable yet quantitative manner.”
- Bryan G. Mark, The Ohio State University

“It is current and uses examples that a typical American college student can relate to. It explains the basic science and math with every subject which is what makes it a cut above most other texts.”
- Karen Gaines, Eastern Illinois University


Chapter 1  Environmental Science: Studying the State of Our Earth
Chapter 2  Environmental Systems: Matter, Energy, and Change
Science Applied: Were We Successful in Halting the Growth of the Ozone Hole?
Chapter 3  Ecosystem Ecology: Interactions Between the Living and Non-Living Worlds
Chapter 4  Global Climates and Biomes: Geographic Variations in Temperature and Precipitation
Chapter 5  Evolution and Biodiversity: Origin and Diversification of Organisms
Science Applied: How Should We Prioritize the Protection of Species Diversity?
Chapter 6  Population and Community Ecology: Distribution and Abundance of Species
Chapter 7  Human Populations: Patterns and Processes of Human Population Growth
Science Applied: How Can We Manage Overabundant Animal Populations?
Chapter 8  Earth’s Resources: Geologic Processes, Soil, and Minerals
Chapter 9  Water Resources: Supply, Distribution, and Use
Science Applied: Is There a Way to Resolve the California Water Wars?
Chapter 10  Land: Public and Private
Chapter 11 Agriculture: Feeding the World
Science Applied: How Do We Define Organic Food?
Chapter 12  Nonrenewable Energy: Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, and Nuclear Fuels
Chapter 13  Renewable Energy: Innovative Uses of Earth, Sun, Wind, and Water
Science Applied: Should Corn Become Fuel?
Chapter 14  Water Pollution: Causes and Effects
Chapter 15  Air Pollution: Causes, Effects, and Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
Chapter 16  Waste: Solid Waste Generation and Disposal Systems            
Chapter 17  Human Health and Toxicology: Environmental Sources of Health Risk
Science Applied: Is Recycling Always Good For the Environment?
Chapter 18  Conservation of Biodiversity: Protection of  Earth’s Species and Ecosystems
Chapter 19  Global Change: Climate Alteration and Global Warming
Chapter 20  Working Toward Sustainability: Environmental Economics, Equity, and Policy        
Science Applied: Can We Solve the Carbon Crisis Using Cap and Trade?

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