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Updated with the latest data from the field, Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions, Fifth Edition explains the concepts and teaches the skills needed to understand multi-faceted, and often very complex environmental issues. The authors present the arguments, rebuttals, evidence, and counterevidence from many sides of the debate. The Fifth Edition includes new Science in Action boxes which feature cutting-edge case studies and essays, contributed by subject matter experts, that highlight recent and ongoing research within environmental science. With an "Earth as a system" approach the text continues to emphasize Earth's intricate web of interactions among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere, and how we are central components in these four spheres. This flexible, unbiased approach highlights:
1. how matter cycles over time through Earth's systems
2. the importance of the input-throughput-output processes that describe the global environment
3. how human activities and consumption modify Earth's systems
4. and the scientific, economic, and policy solutions to environmental problems
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Revised and updated to reflect current trends and statistics within Environmental Science.
New content on renewable energy, solar panels, and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
The latest information on Hydropower and the advantages and disadvantages of hydroelectric energy.
The companion website includes robust learning tools that enable students to make full use of today’s learning technology. Students will find practice quizzes, virtual flashcards, answers to in-text questions, and links to additional coverage regarding material discussed in the text.
Instructor Resources include an instructor’s manual, Test Bank, PowerPoint Lecture Outline Slides, and a PowerPoint Image Bank.
Appropriate for one- or two-semester introductory Environmental Science or Environmental Studies courses for non-majors.
Section 1 The Environment and People
Chapter 1 Environmental Science: An Overview
Chapter 2 Human Population Growth
Section 2 The Environment of Life on Planet Earth
Chapter 3 The Biosphere: Populations, Communities, Ecosystems, 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 Resources
Section 4 Dealing with Environmental Degredation
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
Chapter 19 Environmental Economics
Chapter 20 Historical and Cultural Aspects of Environmental Concerns
Michael L. McKinney, PhD-University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Michael L. McKinney is Director of the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is also a Professor in the Geological Science Department and the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department. Since 1985, he has taught a variety of courses, focusing on environmental science and biodiversity issues at the undergraduate level.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781449661380
Robert Schoch, PhD