Environmental Science For Dummies

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction 1

Part I: Demystifying Science and the Environment 7

Chapter 1: Investigating the Environment 9

Chapter 2: Lab Coats and Microscopes: Thinking Scientifically 19

Chapter 3: What's the Matter? Living and Nonliving Material 31

Chapter 4: Making Things Happen: Energy 47

Part II: Planting the Seed: Foundational Concepts in Environmental Science 57

Chapter 5: Studying the Environment and Your Place in It 59

Chapter 6: Exploring Ecosystems 71

Chapter 7: Biogeography: How Earth's Climate Shapes Global Ecosystem Patterns 89

Chapter 8: Playing Well with Others: Population Biology 107

Part III: Getting Your Needs Met: Earth's Natural Resources 129

Chapter 9: Water, Water Everywhere: Freshwater Resources 131

Chapter 10: This Land Belongs to You and Me: Land as a Resource 143

Chapter 11: Dishing It Up: Food Resources 153

Chapter 12: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Biodiversity 175

Chapter 13: Hitting the Hard Stuff: Geologic Resources and Energy 191

Chapter 14: Shifting Gears: Alternative Energy 207

Part IV: Giving a Hoot: Pollution and Environmental Quality 221

Chapter 15: Breathing Room: Addressing Manmade Air Pollution 223

Chapter 16: Drip Drop Splash: Water Pollution 237

Chapter 17: What's Your Poison? Toxins and Infectious Disease 249

Chapter 18: A River of Garbage Runs through It: Solid and Hazardous Waste 263

Chapter 19: Is It Getting Warm in Here? Modern Climate Change 277

Part V: Follow the Recycled Brick Road: A Sustainable Future 295

Chapter 20: Building a Sustainable Future 297

Chapter 21: Cooperating to Sustain the Earth 311

Part VI: The Part of Tens 321

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Live Sustainably 323

Chapter 23: Ten Real-Life Examples of the Tragedy of the Commons 331

Chapter 24: Ten Careers in Environmental Science 337

Index 343

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Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

20.07.2012

Verlag

John Wiley & Sons

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384

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24.1/18.9/2.5 cm

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Details

Einband

Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

20.07.2012

Verlag

John Wiley & Sons

Seitenzahl

384

Maße (L/B/H)

24.1/18.9/2.5 cm

Gewicht

568 g

Auflage

1. Auflage

Sprache

Englisch

ISBN

978-1-118-16714-4

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  • Environmental Science For Dummies
  • Introduction 1

    Part I: Demystifying Science and the Environment 7

    Chapter 1: Investigating the Environment 9

    Chapter 2: Lab Coats and Microscopes: Thinking Scientifically 19

    Chapter 3: What's the Matter? Living and Nonliving Material 31

    Chapter 4: Making Things Happen: Energy 47

    Part II: Planting the Seed: Foundational Concepts in Environmental Science 57

    Chapter 5: Studying the Environment and Your Place in It 59

    Chapter 6: Exploring Ecosystems 71

    Chapter 7: Biogeography: How Earth's Climate Shapes Global Ecosystem Patterns 89

    Chapter 8: Playing Well with Others: Population Biology 107

    Part III: Getting Your Needs Met: Earth's Natural Resources 129

    Chapter 9: Water, Water Everywhere: Freshwater Resources 131

    Chapter 10: This Land Belongs to You and Me: Land as a Resource 143

    Chapter 11: Dishing It Up: Food Resources 153

    Chapter 12: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Biodiversity 175

    Chapter 13: Hitting the Hard Stuff: Geologic Resources and Energy 191

    Chapter 14: Shifting Gears: Alternative Energy 207

    Part IV: Giving a Hoot: Pollution and Environmental Quality 221

    Chapter 15: Breathing Room: Addressing Manmade Air Pollution 223

    Chapter 16: Drip Drop Splash: Water Pollution 237

    Chapter 17: What's Your Poison? Toxins and Infectious Disease 249

    Chapter 18: A River of Garbage Runs through It: Solid and Hazardous Waste 263

    Chapter 19: Is It Getting Warm in Here? Modern Climate Change 277

    Part V: Follow the Recycled Brick Road: A Sustainable Future 295

    Chapter 20: Building a Sustainable Future 297

    Chapter 21: Cooperating to Sustain the Earth 311

    Part VI: The Part of Tens 321

    Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Live Sustainably 323

    Chapter 23: Ten Real-Life Examples of the Tragedy of the Commons 331

    Chapter 24: Ten Careers in Environmental Science 337

    Index 343