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Environmental Science: Systems & Solutions, Sixth Edition

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    Sixth Edition
    ISBN: 9781284091700

McKinney & Schoch

The importance of environmental science and environmental studies is indisputable and often the focus of reports in news and media. In order to fully comprehend the issues being discussed—whether it be climate change, air and water pollution, pesticides, nuclear power, or renewable and nonrenewable energy—it is imperative to understand the basic principles necessary to address these multi-faceted and complex environmental concerns. Combining strong scientific grounding with a focus on contemporary case studies, calculations, and references, Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions teaches and engages. It appeals to all students as it covers the basics of environmental science in early chapters and provides the breadth and depth of topics to challenge the more experienced reader. Featuring updated data and statistics with additional tables throughout, the Sixth Edition lays the groundwork for a fair and apolitical foundational understanding of environmental science.

Features & Benefits
  • Employs an Earth systems perspective with emphasis on geological processes and hazards to convey the fundamentals of environmental science
  • Presents evidence-based, contemporary data and statistics to help students understand important information
  • Features updated and additional case studies, including the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the Keystone Pipeline system, and more
  • Visually stunning design with new and revised figures and photographs
  • Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook with engaging animations, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.
Table of Contents:
Section  1  The Environment and People
Chapter  1  Environmental Science: An Overview
Chapter  2  Human Population Growth
Section  2  The Environment and History of Life on Planet Earth
Chapter  3  The Ever Changing Earth: The Biosphere and Biogeochemical Cycles
Chapter  4  The Distribution of Life on Earth
Chapter  5  The Dynamic Earth and Natural Hazards
Section  3  Resource Use and Management
Chapter  6  People and Natural Resources
Chapter  7  Fundamentals of Energy, Fossil Fuels, and Nuclear Energy
Chapter  8  Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources
Chapter  9  Water Resources
Chapter  10  Mineral Resources
Chapter  11  Conserving Biological Resources
Chapter  12  Land Resources and Management
Chapter  13  Food and Soil Resource
Section  4  Dealing with Environmental Degradation
Chapter  14  Principles of Pollution Control, Toxicology, and Risk
Chapter  15  Water Pollution
Chapter  16  Air Pollution: Local and Regional
Chapter  17  Global Air Pollution: Destruction of the Ozone Layer and Global Climate Change
Chapter  18  Municipal Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste
Section  5  Social Solutions to Environmental Concerns (online only)
Chapter  19  Environmental Economics (online only)
Chapter  20  Historical and Cultural Aspects of Environmental Concerns (online only)

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