Environmental Science: Earth As A Living Planet, 6Th Ed

Author: Daniel B. Botkin,Edward A. Keller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788126520381

Category: Biodiversity

Page: 766

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This edition presents a balanced analytical and interdisciplinary approach to the field of environmental science. This approach equips readers with a solid scientific background in environmental science, so they can think through environmental issues and make their own decisions. Five central themes are weaved throughout the book: Human Population Growth, Sustainability, A Global Perspective, An Urban World, and Science and Values. 1. Key Themes in Environmental Science.2. Science as a Way of Knowing: Critical Thinking about the Environment.3. The Big Picture: Systems of Change.4. The Human Population and the Environment.5. The Biogeochemical Cycles.6. Ecosystems and Ecosystem Management.7. Biological Diversity.8. Biogeography.9. Biological Productivity and Energy Flow.10. Ecological Restoration.11. Producing Enough Food for the World: How Agriculture Depends on Environment.12. Effects of Agriculture on the Environment.13.Forests, Parks, and Landscapes.14. Wildlife, Fisheries, and Endangered Species.15. Environmental Health, Pollution, and Toxicology.16. Natural Disasters and Catastrophe17. Energy: Some Basics.18. Fossil Fuels and the Environment.19. Alternative Energy and the Environment.20. Nuclear Energy and the Environment.21. Water Supply, Use, and Management.22. Water Pollution and Treatment.23. The Atmosphere, Climate, and Global Warming.24. Air Pollution.25. Indoor Air Pollution.26. Ozone Depletion.27. Minerals and the Environment.28. Dollars and Environmental Sense: Economics of Environment Issues.29. Urban Environments.30. Waste Management.

Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, 9th Edition

Author: Daniel B. Botkin

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118801768

Category: Science

Page: 688

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Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, Ninth Edition emphasizes the scientific process and gives readers the structure to develop their critical thinking skills. Rather than explaining how environmental problems should be solved, the authors encourage students to think for themselves and gives them the tools to better analyze current environmental issues.

Environmental Science

Earth as a Living Planet

Author: Daniel B. Botkin,Edward A. Keller

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781118427323

Category: Science

Page: 688

View: 6159

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Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, Ninth Edition provides emphasis on the scientific process throughout the book and gives readers the structure to develop their critical thinking skills. Updated and revised to include the latest research in the field, the 9th edition continues to present a balanced analytical and interdisciplinary approach to the field.

Environmental Sciences

A Student's Companion

Author: N.A

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412947049

Category: Science

Page: 441

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This unique addition to reference literature provides an introduction to the major concepts and contemporary issues that are essential for students of environmental science and environmental studies to know. With over 200 entries authored by world-class names like Anthony Brazel, John Day and Edward Keller, this text is divided into six sections: Environmental Science, Environments, Paradigms & Concepts, Processes & Dynamics, Scales & Techniques, and Environmental Issues.

The Moon in the Nautilus Shell

Discordant Harmonies Reconsidered

Author: Daniel B. Botkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019997697X

Category: Science

Page: 448

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Why do we keep talking about so many environmental problems and rarely solve any? If these are scientific issues, then why can't scientists solve them or at least agree on what to do? In his new book, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell, ecologist Daniel Botkin explains why. For one thing, although we live in a world of constantly changing environments and talk a lot about climate change, most of our environmental laws, policies, and scientific premises are based on the idea that the environment is constant, never changing, except when people affect it. For another, we have lost contact with nature in personal ways. Disconnected from our surroundings, we lack the deep understanding and feelings about the environment to make meaningful judgments. The environment has become just another one of those special interests that interferes with our lives. Poised to be a core text of the twenty-first century environmental movement, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell challenges us to think critically about our role in nature.

Environmental Change

The Evolving Ecosphere

Author: Richard Huggett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134760027

Category: Science

Page: 404

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Environmental Change explores the nature, causes, rates and directions of environmental change throughout earth history. Huggett introduces the interdependent parts of the natural environment - cosmic, ecological, geological - and the dynamic nature of the environmental system. Integrating a wealth of examples and illustrations from around the world, the book examines evidence and causes of change in life, climate (air and water), soils, sediments and landforms, and the impacts of human-environment interaction.

Exploring Earth's Biomes

Author: Claire O'Neal

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612281249

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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It’s a tough life out there. Throughout Earth’s six major biomes—tundra, taiga, rain forest, temperate deciduous forest, grassland, and desert—plants and animals use special strategies to cope with challenges in their environment. Have you ever wondered how plants survive in the desert? Or what happens to worms in the winter? Or where you fit in a food web? In this book, you’ll find these answers and more by doing experiments about Earth’s biomes. Learn to think like an ecologist as you plant, bake, and dig your way through biomes around the globe.

Powering the Future

A Scientist's Guide to Energy Independence

Author: Daniel B. Botkin

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780137083589

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Dr. Daniel B. Botkin objectively assesses the true prospects, limitations, costs, risks, dangers, and tradeoffs associated with every leading and emerging source of energy, including oil, natural gas, coal, hydroelectric, nuclear, wind, solar, ocean power, and biofuels. Next, Botkin addresses the energy distribution system, outlining how it currently works, identifying its inefficiencies, and reviewing options for improving it. Finally, Botkin turns to solutions, offering a realistic, scientifically and economically viable path to a sustainable, energy-independent future: one that can improve the quality of life for Americans and for people around the world. The Future of Fossil Fuels What can we realistically expect from oil, gas, and coal? Will Alternative Energy Sources Really Matter? Running the numbers on solar, wind, biofuels, and other renewables Must We All Wear Sweaters and Live in Caves? The right role for efficiency--and why energy minimalism isn’t the solution Where We Can Start--and What Will Happen if We Don’t No magic bullet, but there are sensible, realistic solutions

Environmental Science, Student Review Guide

Earth as a Living Planet

Author: Daniel B. Botkin,Edward A. Keller

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 9262

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Just read the headlines. Whether it’s global warming, arctic drilling, or expanding industrial nations, the news is filled with stories about environmental issues. To understand the news, you have to understand the science. With Botkin and Keller’s Fifth Edition of Environmental Science, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a firm foundation of scientific knowledge, so you can think through environmental issues and make your own decisions regarding the environment.