New. By emphasizing the memorable themes of science, sustainability and stewardship, the Eleventh Edition of this popular textbook helps students understand the science behind environmental issues and what they can do to build a more sustainable future. It presents a full spectrum of views and information for students to evaluate issues and make informed decisions. It is suitable for students pursuing courses in Environmental Science/ Engineering and Biotechnology. HIGHLIGHTS " Revisiting the themes-recap and discuss each theme and help students connect it to the chapter matter. " Case studies and illustrative stories-introduce each chapter to draw readers' interest and lead into the chapter material. CONTENTS PART ONE: Framework for a Sustainable Future 1. Science and the Environment 2. Economics, Politics, and Public Policy PART TWO: Ecology: The Science of Organisms and Their Environment 3. Basic Needs of Living Things 4. Populations and Communities 5. Ecosystems: Energy, Patterns, and Disturbance 6. Wild Species and Biodiversity 7. The Use and Restoration of Ecosystems PART THREE: The Human Population and Essential Resources 8. The Human Population 9. Population and Development 10. Water: Hydrologic Cycle and Human Use 11. Soil: The Foundation for Land Ecosystems 12. The Production and Distribution of Food 13. Pests and Pest Control PART FOUR: Harnessing Energy for Human Societies 14. Energy from Fossil Fuels 15. Nuclear Power 16. Renewable Energy PART FIVE: Pollution and Prevention 17. Environmental Hazards and Human Health 18. Global Climate Change 19. Atmospheric Pollution 20. Water Pollution and Its Prevention 21. Municipal Solid Waste: Disposal and Recovery 22. Hazardous Chemicals: Pollution and Prevention PART SIX: Toward a Sustainable Future 23. Sustainable Communities and Lifestyles Appendix A: Environmental Organizations Appendix B: Units of Measures Appendix C: Some Basic Chemical Concepts Glossary Index Printed Pages: 696..
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