Our Environment: A Canadian Perspective

Paperback | September 27, 2016

byDianne Draper, Ann Zimmerman

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This fully revised and updated fifth edition of Our Environment engages students and encourages them to critically evaluate potential solutions to environmental problems we now face. The authors outline specific environmental issues and provide the scientific underpinning required to enable students to understand the complexities at the root of these issues. The authors provide many examples of policy success to help students see that environmental concerns are not insurmountable, and that a sustainable future is something that can be attained. Sometimes issues are resolved relatively quickly - removal of phosphorus from various detergents or replacements for chlorofluorocarbons for example. Other issues such as acid rain can take a decade or more to address. Highly complex issues - loss of global biodiversity or global environmental change - remain unresolved. The text acknowledges that important in moving these issues forward has and will continue to be both environmental professionals and a critically informed public. Team up with Draper and Zimmerman's fifth edition of Our Environment and inspire your students to create a successful future for our environment.

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This fully revised and updated fifth edition of Our Environment engages students and encourages them to critically evaluate potential solutions to environmental problems we now face. The authors outline specific environmental issues and provide the scientific underpinning required to enable students to understand the complexities at t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:680 pages, 11.15 × 8.65 × 1 inPublished:September 27, 2016Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176502602

ISBN - 13:9780176502607

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PrefacePart One: Our EnvironmentChapter 1: Environmental ChangeChapter 2: Human Relationships with NatureChapter 3: Science and Environment Chapter 4: Our PlanetChapter 5: CanadaPart Two: Ecological Resources Chapter 6: Managing Ecological Resources Chapter 7: BiodiversityChapter 8: AgroecosystemsChapter 9: Fresh WaterChapter 10: Oceans and FisheriesChapter 11: Forests and ForestryPart Three: Commonly Held and Legacy ResourcesChapter 12: Atmosphere and ClimateChapter 13: EnergyChapter 14: MiningPart Four: Getting to TomorrowChapter 15: WasteChapter 16: Environmental Hazards and Human HealthChapter 17: CitiesChapter 18: The Way ForwardGlossary Index