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About this book
About this book
Full-colour, introductory environmental science text with an approach and reading level covering the basic concepts without overloading students with too much detail. The authors identify major issues and give appropriate examples that illustrate the complex interactions that are characteristic of all environmental issues.
Part 1 Interrelationship: environmental interrelationships, environmental ethics. Part 2 Ecological principles and their application: interrelated scientific principles - matter, energy, and environment, interaction - environment and organisms, kinds of ecosystems and communities, population principles, human population issues. Part 3 Energy, energy and civilisation - patterns of consumption, energy sources, nuclear energy: benefits and risks. Part 4 Human influences on ecosystems: human impact on resources and ecosystems, land-use planning, soil and its use, agricultural methods and pest management, water management. Part 5 Pollution and policy, risk and cost: elements of decision making, air pollution, solid waste management and disposal, regulating hazardous materials, environmental policy and decision making.
Retired from teaching at Delta College summer/2000. Eldon has over 30 years teaching experience in biology, zoology, and environmental science. Eldon has been a Fullbright Exchange Teacher in Australia and Scotland, received the Bergstein Award for Teaching Excellence at Delta College, and participated in an Earthwatch Research Program in Costa Rica. In addition to the environmental science text, Eldon is co-author of the very successful CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY, general biology text with WCB. Brad is Dean of the Huxley School of Environmental Studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Prior to this, he was Director of Environmental Education for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. Brad has degrees in political science, public administration, and natural resources from the University of Michigan. Before accepting the appointment with the EPA, Brad was a professor of political science and environmental studies for 15 years.