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About this book
About this book
Extensively updated to provide the student with the latest information and most applicable laboratory activities possible. The manual has been expanded to provide students with more choices in activities that illustrate crucial environmental issues and relevent topics. Further, the expanded choice of labs allows each teacher to select activies that are tailored to the specific needs and circumstances of his or her class.
Table of ContentsUnit 1 Ecological PrinciplesChapter 1 Introduction and Lab FormatChapter 2 Community StructureChapter 3 Estimating Population SizeChapter 4 Species DiversityChapter 5 Habitat and NicheChapter 6 Ecological CompetitionChapter 7 Is Your Campus Friendly to Wildlife?Field Trip SuggestionsAlternative Learning ActivitiesUnit 2 Population GrowthChapter 8 Population DynamicsChapter 9 Human Population--Changes in SurvivalChapter 10 Human Population DynamicsField Trip SuggestionsAlternative Learning ActivitiesUnit 3 Resource IssuesChapter 11 Water AwarenessChapter 12 Water PollutionChapter 13 Stream EcologyChapter 14 Stream Quality AssessmentChapter 15 Particulate Air PollutionChapter 16 Soil ManagementField Trip SuggestionsAlternative Learning ActivitiesUnit 4 Energy UseChapter 17 Economics of Energy ConsumptionChapter 18 Renewable EnergyChapter 19 The Effectiveness of InsulationChapter 20 Personal Energy ConsumptionField Trip SuggestionsAlternative Learning ActivitiesUnit 5 Lifestyle ChoicesChapter 21 An Environmental SurveyChapter 22 Land-Use Planning: A Shopping CenterChapter 23 Probability and RiskChapter 24 Environmental Awareness and LifestyleChapter 25 Our Finite Resources: The Current AffairField Trip SuggestionsAlternative Learning ActivitiesAppendix A Random Numbers TableAppendix B Transforming ex to xAppendix C The Beaufort Scale
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.