Higher Education

Environmental Science: Fundamentals and Applications, 1st Edition

  • DeVere Burton Idaho Agricultural, State Supervisor
  • ISBN-10: 1418053546  |  ISBN-13: 9781418053543
  • 448 Pages
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $142.50



Environmental Science: Fundamentals and Applications is an applied science textbook written for a high school audience. It provides practical instruction in the sciences that address principles related to the environment. Chapters include topics such as natural resource management, fish and wildlife management, aquaculture, soil science and forestry. It addresses basic principles of science as they relate to outdoor environments, providing numerous examples of applications of science to environmental problems. The textbook is illustrated with many colored photos, sketches, diagrams, and tables. Chapters include objectives, evaluation materials, suggested class activities, and key terms. In addition, Internet key words are provided throughout the text to guide in-depth Internet study.

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Features and Benefits

  • Key terms are highlighted in the text, listed chronologically at the beginning of each chapter, and listed in a comprehensive glossary
  • Student objectives are listed at the beginning of each chapter to focus both the student and instructor on the expected outcomes
  • Discussion and review questions are provided at the end of each chapter to refocus students to the objectives listed at the beginning
  • Principles of environmental science are illustrated with many examples, images, charts, illustrations and sketches

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction to Environmental Science
Chapter 1: Understanding Ecology
Chapter 2: The Science Behind Environmental Science
Chapter 3: Ecosystem Management
Section 2: Ecosystems and Natural Resources
Chapter 4: Air
Chapter 5: Water
Chapter 6: Soils
Chapter 7: Forests
Chapter 8: Grasslands and Wetlands
Chapter 9: Wildlife Biology and Management
Section 3: The Human Impact
Chapter 10: Agriculture and Sustainability
Chapter 11: Integrated Pest Management
Chapter 12: Population Ecology
Chapter 13: Waste Management
Chapter 14: Fossil Fuels
Chapter 15: Alternative Fuels
Chapter 16: Toxic and Hazardous Substances
Chapter 17: Careers in Environmental Science
Appendix A: Environmental Conversion Factors
Appendix B: Glossary


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Instructor Supplements

ClassMaster CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1418053554 | ISBN-13: 9781418053550)

Meet the Author

Author Bio

DeVere Burton

L. DeVere Burton received a Ph.D. in Agricultural Education, Iowa State University. He is an Adult Consultant to Nominating Committee, National FFA Organization, and was recognized by Who's Who In Science And Engineering; and Who's Who In America. Burton served as Past State President, IVATA and Past National President, NASAE, and has contributed to The Agricultural Education Magazine.