Environment: Science, Issues, Solutions

Author: Manuel Molles

Publisher: W. H. Freeman

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 415

Written by bestselling author Manuel Molles and acclaimed science journalist Brendan Borrell, this new textbook gives non-major students the scientific foundation they need to understand environmental issues and think critically about possible solutions. Molles and Borrell make clear the connections between research and real-world problems with a "science/issues/solutions" framework for each chapter. This unique approach reinforces a positive, solutions-based framework for the science, empowering students to feel that they can have an impact on preserving biodiversity, protecting natural resources, addressing pollution hazards, confronting climate change, and more. Environment: Science, Issues, Solutions is accompanied by its own dedicated version of LaunchPad, an online course space bringing together all of the book’s teaching and learning media, including graphing exercises, assignable video activities, and more. Together, the text and LaunchPad provide a seamless learning experience for students, and a reliable assessment mechanism for instructors and programs.

The Environment

Science, Issues, and Solutions

Author: Mohan K. Wali

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 648

View: 361

Students have questions, this book has answers: What is the structure and function of natural systems? Where and how do populations and communities live? How have human impacts altered ecosystems? How can we lessen impacts and create long term solutions? Challenging Times Demand Changing Approaches As the world strives to go green and clean, the discipline of environmental science is poised to take center stage. Its components span many disciplines, subdisciplines, and specialties. Reflecting this, introductory courses are often taught by instructors trained in fields ranging from biology, chemistry, and physics to philosophy and political science. The next generation of environmental scientists, professionals, and decision makers need an understanding of environmental issues that is not only cohesive, but firmly based in science. They need environmental literacy. Why Another Text on Environmental Science? Exploiting the fertile ground provided by young and open minds, The Environment: Science, Issues, and Solutions employs a back-to-basics, building-block presentation. The authors’ approach is strongly grounded in science, the scientific method, and environmental evidence. They introduce the principles of ecology, then discuss how the increase in human population, expanded technology use, and unprecedented economic development and growth has altered ecosystems resulting in serious local, regional, and global environmental problems. The book makes a case for seeking long-term solutions for the prevention and mitigation of environmental problems in their interconnected, interrelated, and, thus, interdependent ways. Fully Integrated Text Rigorously Explores Environmental Issues The authors’ engaging style piques the interest of students, challenges their critical abilities, and fosters environmental literacy based on a fundamental understanding of the systems of the natural world. The authors emphasize the basics of ecology and use this foundation to build an understanding of major environmental problems and explore methods of mitigating what has been degraded or destroyed. In a logical progression, they provide an understanding of the science, a delineation of the human population and technological growth that has led to environmental issues, and an exploration of solutions to those problems.

Environment

Science, Issues, Solutions

Author: Manuel Molles

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Science

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Loose-leaf Version for Environment: Science, Issues, Solutions

Author: Manuel Molles

Publisher: W. H. Freeman

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 871

Written by bestselling author Manuel Molles and acclaimed science journalist Brendan Borrell, this new textbook gives non-major students the scientific foundation they need to understand environmental issues and think critically about possible solutions. Molles and Borrell make clear the connections between research and real-world problems with a "science/issues/solutions" framework for each chapter. This unique approach reinforces a positive, solutions-based framework for the science, empowering students to feel that they can have an impact on preserving biodiversity, protecting natural resources, addressing pollution hazards, confronting climate change, and more. Environment: Science, Issues, Solutions is accompanied by its own dedicated version of LaunchPad, an online course space bringing together all of the book’s teaching and learning media, including graphing exercises, assignable video activities, and more. Together, the text and LaunchPad provide a seamless learning experience for students, and a reliable assessment mechanism for instructors and programs.

Environmental Science

Problems, Concepts, and Solutions

Author: George Tyler Miller

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 551

View: 859

Environmental issues affect every part of your life. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: WORKING WITH THE EARTH, Twelfth Edition, shows you how nature works, how we interact with it, and how we have sustained--and can continue to sustain--our relationship with the earth by applying nature's lessons to our economies and individual lifestyles. This central theme of sustainability--the ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions--is clarified by an emphasis on natural capital (resources) and degradation, solutions, trade-offs, and the importance of individuals. If you have little or no science background, the book provides you with a solid grounding in the basics that will help you better understand environmental science concepts. Case studies--on topics ranging from the importance of insects to the reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone Park to the world of nanotechnology--illustrate key topics and issues that affect your life. These cases inspire How Would You Vote? questions, which sharpen your critical thinking by asking you to consider facts, conflicting solutions, and trade-offs surrounding the issues, and then cast your vote. Multimedia resources offer other ways to learn. CengageNOW features Personalized Study Plans and interactive exercises and animations that help you master concepts. MP3 audio study tools can be included with your text at your instructor's request, or can be purchased separately through www.iChapters.com. There's an eBook too, which is available for purchase.

Environment

Science, Issues, Solutions

Author: Manuel C. Molles (Jr.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Environmental sciences

Page: 465

View: 846

Environmental Issues and Solutions: A Modular Approach

Author: Norman Myers

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 375

Focused on and organized around environmental issues, this innovative new book helps you critically evaluate possible solutions to the environmental problems we now face. The authors outline specific environmental issues and provide the scientific background to enable you to understand each issue. In order to find and apply solutions to these problems, they help you see that the problems are not insurmountable and that something can be done to achieve a sustainable future. The modular chapters provide full descriptions of each of the major environmental problems with real stories about what people are doing to tackle the resulting challenges. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Produced Water

Technological/Environmental Issues and Solutions

Author: James P. Ray

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 632

View: 522

This book represents the proceedings of the first major international meeting dedi cated to discuss environmental aspects of produced water. The 1992 International Pro duced Water Symposium was held at the Catamaran Hotel, San Diego, California, USA, on February 4-7, 1992. The objectives of the conference were to provide a forum where scientists, regulators, industry, academia, and the enviromental community could gather to hear and discuss the latest information related to the environmental considerations of produced water discharges. It was also an objective to provide a forum for the peer review and international publication of the symposium papers so that they would have wide availability to all parties interested in produced water environmental issues. Produced water is the largest volume waste stream from oil and gas production activities. Onshore, well over 90% is reinjected to subsurface formations. Offshore, and in the coastal zone, most produced water is discharged to the ocean. Over the past several years there has been increasing concern from regulators and the environmental commu nity. There has been a quest for more information on the composition, treatment systems and chemicals, discharge characteristics, disposal options, and fate and effects of the produced water. As so often happens, much of this information exists in the forms of reports and internal research papers. This symposium and publication was intended to make this information available, both for open discussion at the conference, and for peer review before publication.

Environmental Science

Systems and Solutions

Author: Michael L. McKinney

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 694

View: 217

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

Environmental Science

Author: Michael L. McKinney

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN:

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 576

View: 464

Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions, Sixth Edition features updated data and additional tables with statistics throughout to lay the groundwork for a fair and apolitical foundational understanding of environmental science. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Environmental Science

Author: Daniel D. Chiras

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 787

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.Designed for the undergraduate, introductory environmental science course, the thoroughly updated and redesigned tenth edition of Environmental Science continues to present a comprehensive, student-friendly introduction to contemporary environmental issues with an emphasis on sustainable solutions that meet social, economic, and environmental goals. This acclaimed book is the only text that explores the underlying causes of environmental problems and root-level solutions and presents both sides of many critical issues. Thought-provoking features throughout, including Critical Thinking Exercises, Key Concept and Spotlight on Sustainability boxes, Go Green tips, and Point/Counterpoint debates, along with the updated statistics and data of key issues, encourage readers to become much deeper and more critical thinkers.Current and highly relevant, the Tenth Edition discusses the challenges of the growing human population and resource depletion and solutions that address these issues in a sustainable manner. The book also discusses nonrenewable and renewable energy options and their pros and cons, and provides expanded coverage of local, regional, national, and global environmental issues and sustainable solutions. This comprehensive text includes updated coverage of environmental economics, ecology, and the application of science and technology to environmental concerns. With a strong focus on sustainability and critical thinking, a topic the author introduced to the environmental science market, Environmental Science, Tenth Edition is an essential resource for students to understand the impact they have on the environment and ways that they can help solve them.With Navigate 2, technology and content combine to expand the reach of your classroom. Whether you teach an online, hybrid, or traditional classroom-based course, Navigate 2 delivers unbeatable value. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2

The Environment

Science, Issues, and Solutions

Author: Mohan K. Wali

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 619

View: 140

Strongly grounded in the scientific method and evidence, this work examines the effects of technology use and the unprecedented economic growth and development that has tipped the natural balance of the environment, resulting in serious local, regional, and global environmental problems.

Environment Science

Issues & Solutions

Author: H. Sarvothaman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Environmental sciences

Page: 388

View: 998

Proceedings of the 2013 National Conference on Advances in Environmental Science and Technology

Author: Godfrey A. Uzochukwu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 266

View: 311

​This book contains peer reviewed papers accepted for presentation at the National Conference on Advances in Environmental Science & Technology. Topics include environmental regulations, groundwater remediation technologies, waste to energy, climate change, economics, environmental justice, fate and transport of contaminants, food bio-processing, innovative environmental technologies, sustainable energy and water resources and waste management. Federal agencies, private agencies and university professors set the stage for the September 12, 2013 National Conference on Advances in Environmental Science and Technology. The purpose of the National Conference on Advances in Environmental Science and Technology which was held in Greensboro, North Carolina, was to provide a forum for agencies to address advances in environmental science and technology including problems, solutions and research needs.

Environmental Science

Systems and Solutions

Author: Michael L. McKinney

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 780

This edition provides a comprehensive overview and synthesis of current environmental issues and problems.

Environmental Science

Author: G. Tyler Miller

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 358

Featuring an all-new design inspired by National Geographic Learning, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 16th Edition, equips readers with the inspiration and knowledge to make a difference solving today's environmental issues. Highlighting the work of National Geographic explorers and grantees, it features over 180 new photos, maps and illustrations that bring chapter concepts to life. Using sustainability as their central theme, authors Miller and Spoolman emphasize natural capital, natural capital degradation, solutions, trade-offs and the importance of individuals. Readers learn how nature works, how they interact with it and how humanity can continue to sustain its relationship with the earth by applying nature's lessons to economies and individual lifestyles. Core Case Studies, Science Focus boxes and other features demonstrate the relevance of issues and encourage critical thinking. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Applied Mathematics for Environmental Science

Author: David F. Parkhurst

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 317

View: 915

This book teaches mathematical structures and how they can be applied in environmental science. Each chapter presents story problems with an emphasis on derivation. For each of these, the discussion follows the pattern of first presenting an example of a type of structure as applied to environmental science. The definition of the structure is presented, followed by additional examples using MATLAB, and analytic methods of solving and learning from the structure.