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  • Environmental science for dummies
  • 點閱:27
  • 作者: by Alecia M. Spooner
  • 出版社:John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  • 出版年:c2012
  • 集叢名:--For dummies
  • ISBN:9781118167144; 9781118226308;
  • 格式:PDF

The easy way to score high in Environmental Science
Environmental science is a fascinating subject, but some students have a hard time grasping the interrelationships of the natural world and the role that humans play within the environment. Presented in a straightforward format, Environmental Science For Dummies gives you plain-English, easy-to-understand explanations of the concepts and material you'll encounter in your introductory-level course.
 
Here, you get discussions of the earth's natural resources and the problems that arise when resources like air, water, and soil are contaminated by manmade pollutants. Sustainability is also examined, including the latest advancements in recycling and energy production technology. Environmental Science For Dummies is the most accessible book on the market for anyone who needs to get a handle on the topic, whether you're looking to supplement classroom learning or simply interested in learning more about our environment and the problems we face.
 

Presents straightforward information on complex concepts
Tracks to a typical introductory level Environmental Science course
Serves as an excellent supplement to classroom learning
If you're enrolled in an introductory Environmental Science course or studying for the AP Environmental Science exam, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered.


About the Author
Alecia M. Spooner teaches Earth and Environmental Sciences at a community college and enjoys developing active-learning science curriculums for adults. Alecia is also the author of Geology For Dummies.

  • Introduction(第1頁)
    • About This Book(第1頁)
    • Conventions Used in This Book(第2頁)
    • What You’re Not to Read(第2頁)
    • Foolish Assumptions(第2頁)
    • How This Book Is Organized(第3頁)
    • Icons Used in This Book(第5頁)
    • Where to Go from Here(第6頁)
  • Part I: Demystifying Science and the Environment(第7頁)
    • Chapter 1: Investigating the Environment(第9頁)
    • Chapter 2: Lab Coats and Microscopes: Thinking Scientifically(第19頁)
    • Chapter 3: What’s the Matter? Living and Nonliving Material(第31頁)
    • Chapter 4: Making Things Happen: Energy(第47頁)
  • Part II: Planting the Seed: Foundational Concepts in Environmental Science(第57頁)
    • Chapter 5: Studying the Environment and Your Place in It(第59頁)
    • Chapter 6: Exploring Ecosystems(第71頁)
    • Chapter 7: Biogeography: How Earth’s Climate Shapes Global Ecosystem Patterns(第89頁)
    • Chapter 8: Playing Well with Others: Population Biology(第107頁)
  • Part III: Getting Your Needs Met: Earth’s Natural Resources(第129頁)
    • Chapter 9: Water, Water Everywhere: Freshwater Resources(第131頁)
    • Chapter 10: This Land Belongs to You and Me: Land as a Resource(第143頁)
    • Chapter 11: Dishing It Up: Food Resources(第153頁)
    • Chapter 12: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Biodiversity(第175頁)
    • Chapter 13: Hitting the Hard Stuff: Geologic Resources and Energy(第191頁)
    • Chapter 14: Shifting Gears: Alternative Energy(第207頁)
  • Part IV: Giving a Hoot: Pollution and Environmental Quality(第221頁)
    • Chapter 15: Breathing Room: Addressing Manmade Air Pollution(第223頁)
    • Chapter 16: Drip Drop Splash: Water Pollution(第237頁)
    • Chapter 17: What’s Your Poison? Toxins and Infectious Disease(第249頁)
    • Chapter 18: A River of Garbage Runs through It: Solid and Hazardous Waste(第263頁)
    • Chapter 19: Is It Getting Warm in Here? Modern Climate Change(第277頁)
  • Part V: Follow the Recycled Brick Road: A Sustainable Future(第295頁)
    • Chapter 20: Building a Sustainable Future(第297頁)
    • Chapter 21: Cooperating to Sustain the Earth(第311頁)
  • Part VI: The Part of Tens(第321頁)
    • Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Live Sustainably(第323頁)
    • Chapter 23: Ten Real-Life Examples of the Tragedy of the Commons(第331頁)
    • Chapter 24: Ten Careers in Environmental Science(第337頁)
  • Index(第343頁)
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