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Hauptsachtitel:
Environment.
Erscheinungsort:
Hoboken
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ISBN:
0471704385
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Product Description
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.

From the Back Cover
A Guide to the Environment.

More people than ever before are interested in appreciating the natural wonders and beauty of the environment. Environment, Fifth Edition provides you with a practical guide to understanding, appreciating, and preserving the Earth's environment. With a balanced view, this book provides the information and tools to help you understand and appreciate our environment. It effectively blends solid scientific content with many examples of problems and solutions empowering you to make informed and responsible choices.

With this guide to the environment you will:

*take a closer look at the environmental issues that affect our lives
*examine in depth ecosystems, the physical environment, and Earth's biomes.
*explore the problems of overpopulation as well as other environmental concerns such as air pollution and the pesticide dilemma.

Plus, a wealth of resources including:

*Real-life case studies that offer in-depth analyses of actual situations.
*'You Can Make a Difference; boxes in each chapter to help you take an active role in improving the environment.
*Additional online information and resources, including real environmental news footage from around the world and in your own geographic region.
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Inhaltsverzeichnis:

Introducing Environmental Science and Sustainability
Environmental Laws, Economics, and Ethics
Ecosystems and Energy
Ecosystems and Living Organisms
Ecosystems and the Physical Environment
Major Ecosystems of the World
Human Health and Environmental Toxicology
Population Change
The Problems of Overpopulation
The Urban world
Fossil Fuels
Nuclear Energy
Renewable Energy and Conservation
Water: A Limited Resource
Soils and Their Preservation
Minerals: A Nonrenewable Resource
Preserving Eart's Biological Diversity
Land Resources
Food Resources: A Challenge for Agriculture
Air Pollution
Regional and Global Atmospheric Changes
Water Pollution
The Pesticide Dilemma
Solid and Hazardous Wastes
Tomorrow's World