Equipping you to make a difference for the world, this book emphasizes sustainability and the importance of individuals while examining solutions and trade-offs for environmental issues.
Table of Contents
HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW. 1. Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability. ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY. 2. Science, Matter, and Energy. 3. Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work? 4. Evolution and Biodiversity. 5. Biodiversity, Species Interactions, and Population Control. 6. The Human Population and Urbanization. 7. Climate and Biodiversity. SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY. 8. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach. 9. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach. SUSTAINING RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. 10. Food, Soil, and Pest Management. 11. Water Resources and Water Pollution. 12. Geology and Nonrenewable Minerals. 13. Energy. 14. Environmental Hazards and Human Health. 15. Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Ozone Depletion. 16. Solid and Hazardous Waste. SUSTAINING HUMAN SOCIETIES. 17. Environmental Economics, Politics, and Worldviews. SUPPLEMENTS. 1. Measurement Units, Precision, and Accuracy. 2. Reading Graphs and Maps. 3. Maps and Data: Economics, Population, Hunger, Health, and Waste Production. 4. Maps: Biodiversity, Ecological Footprints, and Environmental Performance. 5. Overview of U.S. Environmental History. 6. Some Basic Chemistry. 7. Classifying and Naming Species. 8. Weather Basics, El Nino, Tornadoes, and Tropical Cyclones. 9. Maps and Data: Energy and Climate. Glossary. Index.