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Introduction to Environmental Science Earth and Man

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By: Malcolm Cresser(Editor), Lesley Batty(Editor), Alistair Boxall(Editor), Craig Adams(Editor)
593 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour maps, colour tables
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Introduction to Environmental Science: Earth and Man provides a comprehensive and fully integrated interdisciplinary introduction to our planet, covering the complex interactions between chemistry, physics, biology, geology, hydrology, climatology, social science and environmental policy. Written in a lively and engaging style, it aims to stimulate interest in this dynamic and important area, and facilitate new ways of thinking about how environmental problems should be critically evaluated and solved.

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Preface
About the Authors

Chapter 1: A trip through time on planet Earth
      Malcolm Cresser & Paul Ayris
Chapter 2: The global cycling and functions of water
      Malcolm Cresser & Paul Ayris
Chapter 3: The origins of the atmosphere
      Nicola Carslaw
Chapter 4: The natural carbon cycle
      Malcolm Cresser
Chapter 5: The cycling of nitrogen and selected other elements
      Malcolm Cresser
Chapter 6: Ecology and biodiversity on Earth
      Lesley Batty
Chapter 7: The evolution and functions of soils
      Malcolm Cresser
Chapter 8: Climate change
      Nicola Carslaw
Chapter 9: Organic matter in rivers
      Malcolm Cresser
Chapter 10: James Lovelock, Gaia, and beyond
      Malcolm Cresser
Chapter 11: Man-made chemicals and the environment
      Alistair Boxall
Chapter 12: The production of food & its environmental impacts
      Malcolm Cresser & Craig Adams
Chapter 13: Wildlife disease: An emerging problem
      Piran White, Monika Böhm & Michael Hutchings
Chapter 14: The use and abuse of water cycling
      Malcolm Cresser & Cumhur Aydinalp
Chapter 15: Exploiting the sea for fish
      Julie Hawkins & Callum Roberts
Chapter 16: Atmospheric pollution: Deposition and impacts
      Malcolm Cresser
Chapter 17: How do we quantify biogeochemical cycles?
      Malcolm Cresser
Chapter 18: Renewable and non-renewable energy
      Craig Adams
Chapter 19: Soil pollution and abuse
      Malcolm Cresser, Sophie Green & Clare Wilson
Chapter 20: Risk assessment and remediation of environmental contamination
      Ken Killham & Graeme Paton
Chapter 21: Pollution swapping
      Keith Goulding
Chapter 22: The trouble with man is…..or “what have you damaged today?”
      Elena Dawkins & Anne Owen
Chapter 23: The nature and merits of green chemistry
      Andrew Hunt and James Clark
Chapter 24: Doing environmental science at the right scale
      Dave Raffaelli
Chapter 25: Biodiversity: Trends, significance, conservation and management
      Dave Raffaelli

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Textbook
By: Malcolm Cresser(Editor), Lesley Batty(Editor), Alistair Boxall(Editor), Craig Adams(Editor)
593 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour maps, colour tables
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