Just read the headlines. Whether it's global warming, arctic drilling, or expanding industrial nations, the news is filled with stories about environmental issues. To understand the news, you have to understand the science. With Botkin and Keller's Fifth Edition of Environmental Science, you'll have the opportunity to develop a firm foundation of scientific knowledge, so you can think through environmental issues and make your own decisions regarding the environment.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Key Themes in Environmental Sciences. Chapter 2. Science as a Way of Knowing: Critical Thinking About the Environment. Chapter 3. The Big Picture: Systems of Change. Chapter 4. The Human Population and the Environment. Chapter 5. The Biogeochemical Cycles. Chapter 6. Ecosystems and Ecosystem Management. Chapter 7. Biological Diversity. Chapter 8. Biogeography. Chapter 9. Biological Productivity and Energy Flow. Chapter 10. Ecological Restoration. Chapter 11. Producing Enough Food For the World: How Agriculture Depends on Environment. Chapter 12. Effects of Agriculture on the Environment. Chapter 13. Forests, Parks, and Landscapes. Chapter 14. Wildlife, Fisheries, and Endangered Species. Chapter 15. Environmental health, Pollution and Toxicology. Chapter 16. Energy: Some Basics. Chapter 17. Fossil Fuels and the Environment. Chapter 18. Alternative Energy and the Environment. Chapter 19. Nuclear Energy and the Environment. Chapter 20. Water Supply, Use , and Management. Chapter 21. Water Pollution and Treatment. Chapter 22. The Atmosphere, Climate, and Global Warming. Chapter 23. Air Pollution. Chapter 24. Indoor Air Pollution. Chapter 25. Ozone Depletion. Chapter 26. Minerals and the Environment. Chapter 27. Dollars and Environmental Sense: Economics of Environmental Issues. Chapter 28. Urban Environments. Chapter 29. Waste Management. Chapter 30. Planning for a Sustainable Future. Ecotest Answers.