Environment: The Science behind the Stories, Global Edition

Environment: The Science behind the Stories, Global Edition
  • eBook:
    Environment: The Science behind the Stories, Global Edition, 5th Edition
  • Author:
    Jay H. Withgott, Matthew Laposata
  • Edition:
    5 edition
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  • Data:
    January 21, 2015
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  • Pages:
    784 pages
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Book Description
Environment: The Science behind the Stories continues to revolutionize the environmental science course with integrated central case studies and real-life stories that provide students with a concrete and engaging framework for understanding and applying the scientific process to environmental concerns. The newly revised Fifth Edition offers a highly effective integration between text and media and an emphasis on scientific literacy and data analysis skills to encourage students to critically evaluate information about environmental issues.


Part ONE Foundations of Environmental Science
1. Science and Sustainability: An Introduction to Environmental Science
2. Earth’s Physical Systems: Matter, Energy, and Geology
3. Evolution, Biodiversity, and Population Ecology
4. Species Interactions and Community Ecology
5. Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology
6. Ethics, Economics, and Sustainable Development
7. Environmental Policy: Making Decisions and Solving Problems

PART TWO Environmental Issues and the Search for Solutions
8. Human Population
9. Soil and Agriculture
10. Agriculture, Biotechnology, and the Future of Food
11. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
12. Forests, Forest Management, and Protected Areas
13. The Urban Environment: Creating Sustainable Cities
14. Environmental Health and Toxicology
15. Freshwater Systems and Resources
16. Marine and Coastal Systems and Resources
17. Atmospheric Science, Air Quality, and Pollution Control
18. Global Climate Change
19. Fossil Fuels, Their Impacts, and Energy Conservation
20. Conventional Energy Alternatives
21. New Renewable Energy Alternatives
22. Managing Our Waste
23. Minerals and Mining
24. Sustainable Solutions

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