Environmental Science: Toward A Sustainable Future Plus Masteringenvironmentalscience With Pearson…

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byRichard T. Wright, Dorothy F. Boorse

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For introductory courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Biology.

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The Thirteenth Edition of Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future retains its current content and memorable themes of Science, Sustainability and Stewardship while expanding on the reader-friendly approach with built-in tools that make Wright/Boorse a bestseller. Presenting the most current and relevant Environmental Science issues and research along with new Concept Check questions and Understand the Data questions, the text and MasteringEnvironmentalScience work together to help readers understand the science behind environmental issues.

 

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Richard T. Wright is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Gordon College in Massachusetts, where he taught environmental science for 28 years. He earned a B.A. from Rutgers University and a M.A. and Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University. For many years Wright received grant support from the National Science Foundation for his work in ...

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Format:Book & ToyDimensions:672 pages, 10.7 × 8.5 × 0.9 inPublished:January 8, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. FRAMEWORK FOR A SUSTATAINABLE FUTURE

1. Science and the Environment

2. Economics, Politics, and Public Policy

 

II. ECOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF ORGANISMS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT

3. Basic Needs of Living Things

4. Populations and Communities

5. Ecosystems: Energy, Patterns, and Disturbance

6. Wild Species and Biodiversity

7. The Use and Restoration of Ecosystems

 

III. THE HUMAN POPULATION AND ESSENTIAL RESOURCES

8. The Human Population

9. Population and Development

10. Water: Hydrologic Cycle and Human Use

11. Soil: Foundation for Land Ecosystems

12. The Production and Distribution of Food

13. Pests and Pest Control

 

IV. HARNESSING ENERGY FOR HUMAN SOCIETY

14. Energy from Fossil Fuels

15. Nuclear Power

16. Renewable Energy

 

V. POLLUTION AND PREVENTION

17. Environmental Hazards and Human Health

18. Global Climate Change

19. Atmospheric Pollution

20. Water Pollution and Its Prevention

21. Municipal Solid Waste: Disposal and Recovery

22. Hazardous Chemicals: Pollution and Prevention

 

VI. STEWARDSHIP FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

23. Sustainable Communities and Lifestyles

 

Appendix A Environmental

Organizations

Appendix B Units of Measure

Appendix C Units of Measure

Credits

Glossary

Index