Scientific American Environmental Science for a Changing World

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Macmillan, Mar 5, 2012 - Science - 489 pages
Environmental Science for a Changing World captivates students with real-world stories while exploring the science concepts in context. Engaging stories plus vivid photos and infographics make the content relevant and visually enticing. The result is a text that emphasizes environmental, scientific, and information literacies in a way that engages students.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 2 SCIENCE LITERACY AND THE PROCESS OF SCIENCE
21
CHAPTER 3 INFORMATION LITERACY
39
CHAPTER 4 HUMAN POPULATIONS
57
CHAPTER 5 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND CONSUMPT ION
75
CHAPTER 6 ECOSYSTEMS AND NUTRIENT CYCLING
93
CHAPTER 7 POPULATION ECOLOGY
112
CHAPTER 8 COMMUNITY ECOLOGY
129
CHAPTER 9 BIODIVERSITY
149
CHAPTER 19 COAL
332
CHAPTER 20 PETROLEUM
353
CHAPTER 21 AIR POLLUTION
371
CHAPTER 22 CLIMATE CHANGE
390
CHAPTER 23 NUCLEAR POWER
414
CHAPTER 24 SUN WIND AND WATER ENERGY
434
CHAPTER 25 BIOFUELS
453
CHAPTER 26 URBANIZATION AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
473

CHAPTER 10 EVOLUTION AND EXTINCTION
167
CHAPTER 11 FORESTS
185
CHAPTER 12 GRASSLANDS
205
CHAPTER 13 MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
223
CHAPTER 14 FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
243
CHAPTER 15 FRESHWATER RESOURCES
261
CHAPTER 16 WATER POLLUTION
279
CHAPTER 17 SOLID WASTE
297
CHAPTER 18 AGRICULTURE
315
APPENDIX 1 BASIC MATH SKILLS
490
APPENDIX 2 DATAHANDLING AND GRAPHING SKILLS
492
APPENDIX 3 STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
498
APPENDIX 4 GEOLOGY
500
APPENDIX 5 ANSWERS TO CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING QUESTIONS
502
GLOSSARY
504
CREDITSSOURCES
516
INDEX
522
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Anne Houtman, PhD, is Professor and Head of the School of Life Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, which includes programs in Environmental and Biological Sciences. Her research interests are in the behavioral ecology of birds, and currently research in her laboratory focuses on the ecology and evolution of hummingbird song. She also has an active research program in science pedagogy. Anne received her doctorate in zoology from the University of Oxford and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Toronto.

 

Susan Karr, MS, is an Instructor in the Biology Department of Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, and has been teaching for over 15 years. She has served on campus and community environmental sustainability groups and helps produce an annual “State of the Environment” report on the environmental health of her county. In addition to teaching non-majors courses in environmental science and human biology, she teaches an upper-level course in animal behavior where she and her students train dogs from the local animal shelter in a program that improves the animals’ chances of adoption. She received degrees in Animal Behavior and Forestry from the University of Georgia.

 

Jeneen Interlandi is a science writer who contributes to Scientific American and The New York Times Magazine. Previously, she spent four years as a staff writer for Newsweek, where she covered health, science, and the environment. In 2009, she received a Kaiser Foundation fellowship for global health reporting and traveled to Europe and Asia to cover outbreaks of drug-resistant tuberculosis. Jeneen has worked as a researcher at both Harvard Medical School and Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. She holds Masters degrees in Environmental Science and Journalism, both from Columbia University in New York.

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