Environmental Science: The Way the World Works

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Prentice Hall Professional, 1993 - 630 páginas
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Revolving around the principles of sustainability, this new edition sets out to provide students with a balanced, complete treatment of environmental issues - their scientific basis, history and future. Material is revised to reflect changing environmental understanding and issues.
 

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The Aim of Environmental Science
1
Thinking Environmentally
13
What They Are
15
Implications for Humans 92
16
The Structure of Ecosystems
20
Review Questions 93
43
How They Work
45
Principles of Ecosystem Function
60
13 Sewage Pollution and Rediscovering the Nutrient Cycle
290
Taking Stock
307
Air Pollution and Its Control
334
Pollutant Sources and Control Strategies
344
Indoor Air Pollution
355
Major Atmospheric Changes
358
Global Warming
368
Depletion of the Ozone Shield
375

An Upsidedown Food
67
Them Change?
72
The Key Is Balance
73
Pets or Extinction
76
Adapting to Changeor Not
94
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
119
Causes and Consequences
122
Finding a Balance 7 Addressing the Population Problem
144
Reducing Fertility
153
Review Questions
167
Between Population 8 The Production and Distribution of Food
168
Food Distribution and Trade
175
Hunger Malnutrition and Famine
178
Building Sustainability into the Food Arena
184
9 Soil and the Soil Ecosystem
187
Losing Ground
198
Making Agriculture Sustainable
207
1992 Earth Summit 556
213
The Need for Pest Control 214
238
PART THREE
267
PART THREE 12 Sediments Nutrients and Eutrophication
268
Controlling Eutrophication
279
Review Questions
289
Review Questions
381
Risk Analysis Perception and Management
390
Conclusion
396
Diversity and Protection
402
Biodiversity
409
Saving Wild Species
416
Biota 19 Ecosystems as Resources
421
Ecosystems under Pressure
429
Conclusion
441
Refuse Energy and 20 Converting Trash to Resources
442
Solutions
448
The Rise and Fall
457
Promise and Problems
480
Mexico CityLife in a
497
Review Questions
501
Additional Renewable Energy Options
522
Another Look
531
Energy Alternatives in
539
Epilogue
552
Portland Takes a Right Turn 354
557
552
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Richard Wright was born in 1908 near Roxie, Mississippi. He is also the author of "Native Son, the first novel by an African American to be featured as a Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club; "The Outsider; "The Long Dream; and many other works. After World War II, Wright expatriated with his family to Paris, where he lived until his death in 1960.

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