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Environment: The Science behind the Stories, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Jay H. Withgott, Scott R. Brennan

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Jan 6, 2011

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Environment: The Science behind the Stories continues to revolutionize the environmental science course.  Integrated central case studies and real-life stories provide students with a tangible and engaging framework for understanding science. Printed on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper, the newly revised Fourth Edition engages students with new EnvisionIt photo essays and helps students come to class prepared with the expansive new MasteringEnvironmentalScience™ learning and assessment system.

Table of Contents


1. Science and Sustainability:An Introduction to Environmental Science

2. Earth’s Physical Systems: Matter, Energy, and Geology

3. Evolution, Biodiversity, and Population Ecology

4. Species Interactions and Community Ecology

5. Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology

6. Environmental Ethics and Economics: Values and Choices

7. Environmental Policy: Decision Making and Problem Solving


8. Human Population

9. Soil and Agriculture

10. Agriculture, Biotechnology, and the Future of Food

11. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

12. Forests, Their Management, and Parks and Protected Areas

13. The Urban Environment: Creating Livable and Sustainable Cities

14. Environmental Health and Toxicology

15. Freshwater Systems and Resources

16. Marine and Coastal Systems and Resources

17. Atmospheric Science and Air Pollution

18. Global Climate Change

19. Fossil Fuels, Their Impacts, and Energy Conservation

20. Conventional Energy Alternatives

21. New Renewable Energy Alternatives

22. Managing Our Waste

23. Minerals and Mining

24. Sustainable Solutions

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Environment: The Science behind the Stories, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition
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$65.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-72140-2