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Environmental Science : Toward a Sustainable Future

ISBN: 9780321598707 | 0321598709
Edition: 11th
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
Pub. Date: 1/10/2010

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Key Benefit:

For introductory courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Biology. By emphasizing the memorable themes of science, sustainability and stewardship, the Eleventh Edition of this popular textbook helps students understand the science behind environmental issues and what they can do to build a more sustainable future. This thorough revision features updated content, graphics, and photos, plus the addition of new co-author Dorothy Boorse.

A wealth of effective new online resources is also available through the new Mastering Environmental Science trade; online assessment and tutorial system, including five intriguing Video Field Trips. This textbook introduces three unifying themes of science, sustainability, and stewardship that help students conceptualize the task of forging a sustainable future.

Key Topics:

Science and the Environment, Economics, Politics, and Public Policy, Basic Needs of Living Things, Populations and Communities, Ecosystems: Energy, Patterns, and Disturbance, Wild Species and Biodiversity, The Use and Restoration of Ecosystems, The Human Population, Population and Development, Water: Hydrologic Cycle and Human Use, Soil: Foundation for Land Ecosystems, The Production and Distribution of Food, Pests and Pest Control, Energy from Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power, Renewable Energy, Environmental Hazards and Human Health, Global Climate Change, Atmospheric Pollution, Water Pollution and Its Prevention, Municipal Solid Waste: Disposal and Recovery, Hazardous Chemicals: Pollution and Prevention, Sustainable Communities and Lifestyles, Appendix A Environmental, Organizations Market Description: Intended for those interested in learning the basics of environmental science.

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