Environmental Science: Earth As a Living Planet
The entire history of the Earth has been one of change. Humans must learn to understand and adapt to these changes. This book identifies vital environmental issues and explores why they are important, how we place value on them, what the scientific basis for understanding them is, and how we might solve them. Environmental cases highlight important applications.
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BASIC ISSuES IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
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