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Author: Peter H Raven
Raven's Environment, 5th Edition is a most accessible, yet detailed, environmental science text. The text provides numerous examples and opportunities for readers to explore issues at a local level.
Covering the enormous environmental challenges facing our world today, the new fifth edition of The Environment helps readers think critically about these issues and understand the concepts that underlie environmental problems. Rather than telling readers what to think, the book provides the information and tools they need to reach their own conclusions. It offers solid scientific content balanced with effective and current examples of problems and solutions.
* Introduces the reader to ecosystems, the physical environment, and Earth's biomes.
* Examines the problems of overpopulation as well as environmental concerns such as air pollution and the pesticide dilemma.
* Presents real-life case studies that offer in-depth analyses of actual situations.
* Includes 'You Can Make a Difference' boxes in each chapter to help readers take an active role in improving the environment.
* Offers additional information on a website devoted to further examining critical environmental issues that will help readers make environmentally responsible choices.
Table of Contents:
|Pt. 1||Humans in the Environment||1|
|Interview: Lester Brown on the Environmental Revolution||2|
|Ch. 1||Our Changing Environment||4|
|Ch. 2||Solving Environmental Problems||20|
|Pt. 2||The World We Live In||37|
|Interview: George Woodwell on Global Ecology and the Human Factor||38|
|Ch. 3||Ecosystems and Energy||40|
|Ch. 4||Ecosystems and Living Things||58|
|Ch. 5||Ecosystems and the Physical Environment||75|
|Ch. 6||Major Ecosystems of the World||93|
|Ch. 7||Ecosystems, Economics, and Government||116|
|Pt. 3||A Crowded World||137|
|Interview: Anne & Paul Ehrlich on A Population Policy for the Super-Consumers||138|
|Ch. 8||Understanding Population Growth||140|
|Ch. 9||Facing the Problems of Overpopulation||157|
|Pt. 4||The Search for Energy||175|
|Interview: L. Hunter Lovins on Efficiency Technology: Less Energy, More Power||176|
|Ch. 10||Fossil Fuels||178|
|Ch. 11||Nuclear Energy||205|
|Ch. 12||Renewable Energy and Conservation||232|
|Pt. 5||Our Precious Resources||261|
|Interview: Russell Train on Preserving Biological Diversity in the Developing World||262|
|Ch. 13||Water: A Fragile Resource||264|
|Ch. 14||Soils and Their Preservation||295|
|Ch. 15||Minerals: A Nonrenewable Resource||322|
|Ch. 16||Wildlife: Our Plant and Animal Resources||343|
|Ch. 17||Land Resources and Conservation||368|
|Ch. 18||Food Resources: A Challenge for Agriculture||393|
|Interview: Richard Mahoney on Delivering Biotechnology to Developing Nations||416|
|Pt. 6||Environmental Concerns||419|
|Interview: Frank Press on Transnational Cooperation in Environmental Science||420|
|Ch. 19||Air Pollution||422|
|Ch. 20||Global Changes||445|
|Ch. 21||Water and Soil Pollution||465|
|Ch. 22||The Pesticide Dilemma||493|
|Ch. 23||Solid and Hazardous Wastes||518|
|Pt. 7||Tomorrow's World||545|
|Interview: Jerry Greenfield on Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream: The Business of Social Responsibility||546|
|Ch. 24||Tomorrow's World||548|
|Satellite Photo Composite: Earth at Night||566|
|Appendix I: Review of Basic Chemistry||A-1|
|Appendix II: How To Make A Difference||A-4|
|Appendix III: Green Collar Professions||A-10|
|Appendix IV: Units of Measure: Some Useful Conversions||A-12|