Introduction to Environmental Science
Earth & Man

Edited by Malcolm Cresser, et al.
January 2013
Pearson Education
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9780131789326
623 pages, Illustrated
$92.50 Paper Original

Introduction to Environmental Science: Earth and Man provides a comprehensive and fully integrated interdisciplinary introduction to our planet, covering the complex interactions between chemistry, physics, biology, geology, hydrology, climatology, social science and environmental policy. Written in a lively and engaging style, it aims to stimulate interest in this dynamic and important area, and facilitate new ways of thinking about how environmental problems should be critically evaluated and solved.



Table of Contents


About the Authors

Chapter 1: A trip through time on planet Earth

Malcolm Cresser & Paul Ayris

Chapter 2: The global cycling and functions of water

Malcolm Cresser & Paul Ayris

Chapter 3: The origins of the atmosphere

Nicola Carslaw

Chapter 4: The natural carbon cycle

Malcolm Cresser

Chapter 5: The cycling of nitrogen and selected other elements

Malcolm Cresser

Chapter 6: Ecology and biodiversity on Earth

Lesley Batty

Chapter 7: The evolution and functions of soils

Malcolm Cresser

Chapter 8: Climate change

Nicola Carslaw

Chapter 9: Organic matter in rivers

Malcolm Cresser

Chapter 10: James Lovelock, Gaia, and beyond

Malcolm Cresser

Chapter 11: Man-made chemicals and the environment

Alistair Boxall

Chapter 12: The production of food & its environmental impacts

Malcolm Cresser & Craig Adams

Chapter 13: Wildlife disease: An emerging problem

Piran White, Monika Böhm & Michael Hutchings

Chapter 14: The use and abuse of water cycling

Malcolm Cresser & Cumhur Aydinalp

Chapter 15: Exploiting the sea for fish

Julie Hawkins & Callum Roberts

Chapter 16: Atmospheric pollution: Deposition and impacts

Malcolm Cresser

Chapter 17: How do we quantify biogeochemical cycles?

Malcolm Cresser

Chapter 18: Renewable and non-renewable energy

Craig Adams

Chapter 19: Soil pollution and abuse

Malcolm Cresser, Sophie Green & Clare Wilson

Chapter 20: Risk assessment and remediation of environmental contamination

Ken Killham & Graeme Paton

Chapter 21: Pollution swapping

Keith Goulding

Chapter 22: The trouble with man is…..or “what have you damaged today?”

Elena Dawkins & Anne Owen

Chapter 23: The nature and merits of green chemistry

Andrew Hunt and James Clark

Chapter 24: Doing environmental science at the right scale

Dave Raffaelli

Chapter 25: Biodiversity: Trends, significance, conservation and management

Dave Raffaelli

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