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Environmental Science, by Robert Kaufmann and Cutler Cleveland, is the world's first introductory textbook that is entirely online. Environmental Science provides thorough coverage of the key topics in environmental science, and integrates ecology, economics and policy using energy and material flows and a systems perspective. The science underlying sustainability is simply told through examples of cutting-edge content and real-world applications.
Environmental Science takes advantage of the latest technologies to transcend the traditional textbook to create engaging, interactive content that utilizes video, electronic highlighting, social networking, image galleries, powerful customization tools, and other features that only the Web can provide. As you explore this text, you will also be able to take advantage of the distinctive learning tools in each chapter:
- Student Learning Outcomes
- Policy in Action Examples
- Case Studies
- Key Concepts
- Review Questions
- Web-Based, Device Agnostic
- Highlighting and Annotations
- Online Glossary integrated into Text
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Environment and Society: A Sustainable Partnership?
Chapter 2: Energy and Matter
Chapter 3: Systems: Why Are Environmental Problems so Difficult to Solve?
Chapter 4: The Physical Systems of Planet Earth
Chapter 5: The Flow of Energy in Biological Systems
Chapter 6: The Flow of Matter in the Environment
Chapter 7: Biomes
Chapter 8: Succession
Chapter 9: Carrying Capacity
Chapter 10: An Ecological View of the Economy
Chapter 11: The Driving Forces of Environmental Change
Chapter 12: Fossil Fuels
Chapter 13: Nuclear Power
Chapter 14: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Chapter 15: Biodiversity
Chapter 16: Global Climate Change
Chapter 17: Ozone Depletion
Chapter 18: Water Resources and Pollution
Chapter 19: Air Pollution
Chapter 20: Materials and Wastes
Chapter 21: Human Health and Environmental Risks
Chapter 22: Urbanization and the Environment
Chapter 23: Soil
Chapter 24: Food Resources and the Environment
Chapter 25: Forests
Chapter 26: A Sustainable Future
About the Authors
Cutler Cleveland and Robert Kaufmann bring the breadth and depth of their research and teaching experiences to the study of environmental science. Visit the Instructors sample chapter to learn more about the authors.
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