A comprehensive presentation of environmental science for non-science majors which emphasizes critical thinking, environmental responsibility, and global awareness. This book aims to provide an introductory global view of essential themes in environmental science along with emphasis on details and case studies.
"Environmental Science: A Global Concern, Tenth Edition" is a comprehensive presentation of environmental science for non-science majors which emphasizes critical thinking, environmental responsibility, and global awareness. This book is intended for use in a one- or two-semester course in environmental science, human ecology, or environmental studies. The goal of this book is to provide an up-to-date, introductory global view of essential themes in environmental science along with emphasis on details and case studies that will help students process and retain the general principles.
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William Cunningham is a professor of cell biology at the University of Minnesota. He received a B.S. degree in biology from Southwest Texas State College in 1959 and a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Texas in 1963. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at both the Wenner Gren Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and Purdue University. He holds memberships in many biological/educational societies and organizations and has received numerous honors and awards. Dr. Cunningham has devoted himself to education and teaching development at the undergraduate level in biology. He began his educational career in structural biology but for the last 10-15 years has concentrated on environmental science, teaching courses such as Social Uses of Biology; Garbage, Government, and the Globe; Environmental Ethics; and Conservation History. Within the past four years, he has received both of the two highest teaching honors that the University of Minnesota bestows -- The Distinguished Teaching Award and a $15,000 Amoco Alumni Award. This year he is serving as Faculty Mentor for younger faculty at the university, sharing the knowledge and teaching skills that he has gained during his distinguished career.
Table of Contents
Learning to Learn Part One Principles for Understanding Our Environment 1 Understanding Our Environment 2 Frameworks for Understanding: Science, Systems, and Ethics 3 Matter, Energy, and Life 4 Evolution, Biological Communities, and Species Interactions 5 Biomes: Global Patterns of Life 6 Population Biology Part Two People in the Environment 7 Human Populations 8 Environmental Health and Toxicology 9 Food and Agriculture 10 Pest Control Part Three Understanding and Managing Living Systems 11 Biodiversity: Preserving Species 12 Biodiversity: Preserving Landscapes 13 Restoration Ecology Part Four Physical Resources and Environmental Systems 14 Geology and Earth Resources 15 Air, Weather, and Climate 16 Air Pollution 17 Water Use and Management 18 Water Pollution Part Five Issues and Policy 19 Conventional Energy 20 Sustainable Energy 21 Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste 22 Urbanization and Sustainable Cities 23 Ecological Economics 24 Environmental Policy, Law, and Planning 25 What Then Shall We Do?
Environmental Science by Mary Ann Cunningham
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