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Environmental Science A Self-Teaching Guide

By: Barbara W Murck
360 pages, b/w illus
Environmental Science
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This Wiley Self-Teaching Guide introduces learners to all the basics of environmental science, from air pollution to the water cycle, covering both natural systems and human impacts on the environment. Using quick quizzes and self-tests to reinforce key concepts, Environmental Science walks students through this interdisciplinary topic with clarity and thoroughness. With 125 photographs and illustrations, this book is a unique and valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about-and in preserving-our green home.

Contents

Acknowledgments; A Note to the Reader; 1. Our Unique Planet; 2. The Interactive Earth; 3. The Hydrosphere and the Atmosphere; 4. The Biosphere - Life on Earth; 5. Earth's Major Ecosystems; 6. Habitat and Biodiversity; 7. People, Population, and Resources; 8. Living Resources I - Forests, Wildlife, and Fisheries; 9. Living Resources II - Soils and Agriculture; 10. Mineral Resources; 11. Energy Resources; 12. Water Resources; 13. Water Pollution and Soil Pollution; 14. Air Pollution; 15. Cities and Waste Management; 16. Global Change; Appendix 1 - Units and Conversions; Appendix 2 - Some Great Environmental Science Web Sites; Appendix 3 - Soil Classifications; Index

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Biography

BARBARA MURCK, PHD, is a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography and the Environment Programs at the University of Toronto at Mississauga in Ontario, Canada. She is the author of Environmental Geology, Dangerous Earth, Geology Today, and Geology: A Self-Teaching Guide, all from Wiley.
By: Barbara W Murck
360 pages, b/w illus
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