Environmental Science, 2nd edition
The Natural Environment & Human Impact
By Julie M. Jackson
432 pages, Illustrated
$97.50 Paper Original
Here is a comprehensive introduction to environmental science, with European and international case studies and examples. The second edition of this popular text has been fully updated and the authors have increased the emphasis on examples and case study material. The text continues to provide a clear and authoritative introduction to the fundamental concepts and vocabulary necessary to explore complex environmental issues and phenomena.
Preface Acknowledgements Introduction
I. THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT 1. The Nature and Organization of Matter 2. Energy Flow, Equilibrium and Change 3. The Earth's Surface 4. The Atmosphere 5. Bio-element Cycling 6. The Cellular Basis of Life 7. Population Dynamics 8. Biological Communities 9. Ecosystems and Biomes
II. HUMAN IMPACT ON THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: NATURAL RESOURCES 10. Biological Resources 11. Land Utilization: A Focus on Agriculture and Forestry 12. The Major Extractive Industries 13. Energy Production 14. Water Pollution 15. Atmospheric Pollution 16. Waste Management Glossary Appendices Index
Features " Comprehensive - explores the natural environment and human impacts. " Unique scientific emphasis and objective approach. " 4 new major case studies and boxed case study examples throughout cover topical environmental issues from genetically modified crops to coral bleaching. " New chapter on Biological Resources includes exploitation of marine fish stocks, whaling, and introduced species. " New larger format with color sections. " End of chapter problems, answers, Further Reading and a new Glossary. " Web site providing overheads, updates on case studies and quizzes (to be confirmed).
Review '. . . the most successful introduction to the environmental sciences that I have yet seen'
New Scientist review of first edition
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