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Environment and You, The, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Norman Christensen

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Jan 24, 2012

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Welcome to a new introductory environmental science text that offers students a reliable science foundation and inspires them to connect the course to the choices they can make as citizens.


It’s about science–built on a foundation of decades of careful research by generations of scientists explained in a manner non-science majors understand.


It’s about solutions–offering a fresh alternative to “doom and gloom” by emphasizing problem solving and scalable solutions so students can make more informed choices on actions to support the well-being of humans and the planet.


It’s about today’s students–making navigating information, focusing, and learning easier for a wide range of students.


It’s written by a world-class scientist and dedicated teacherauthor Norm Christensen was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is founding dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment, and has served as president of the Ecological Society of America. He is also a gifted teacher who has taught the introductory environmental science course for over 15 years and won a Distinguished Teaching Award.

Table of Contents

1. Environmental Science as a Human Endeavor

2. Environmental Ethics, Economics and Policy

3. The Physical Science of the Environment

4. Organism and Population Ecology and Evolution

5. Human Population Growth

6. Ecological Communities

7. Ecosystem Ecology

8. Climate and Climate Change

9. Air Quality

10. Geography of Life

11. Biodiversity: Origins, Loss and Conversation

12. Water Resources

13. Food and Agriculture

14. Forest Resources

15. Non-renewable Energy and Electricity

16. Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation

17. Urban Ecosystems and Built Environments

18. Waste Management

19. The Environment and Human Health

20. The Environment and You

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$66.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-77645-7