eBook Berkshire Essentials: Ecosystem Services for Sustainability, 1st Edition

  • Ray C. Anderson
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  • ISBN-10: 1614729670
  • ISBN-13: 9781614729679
  • DDC: 333.72
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 180 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

In Ecosystem Services for Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, environmental scientists and ethicists explore the variety of benefits that ecosystems provide. The articles are written for the general reader interested in learning how nature provides for humankind, and how humankind can protect those valuable natural resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Title Page.
About Ecosystem Services for Sustainability.
Contents.
About Berkshire Essentials.
Editors, Editorial Advisory Board, and Production Staff.
Introduction: What are Ecosystem Services?.
1: Air Pollution Indicators and Monitoring.
2: Aquifers.
3: Biocentrism.
4: Buffers.
5: Clean Air Act.
6: Coastal Management.
7: Ecosystem Health Indicators.
8: Externality Valuation.
9: Fish.
10: Food Webs.
11: Forests.
12: Glaciers.
13: Global Climate Change.
14: Grasslands.
15: Greenhouse Gases.
16: Insects.
17: Landscape Architecture.
18: Medicinal Plants.
19: Microbial Ecosystem Processes.
20: Mutualism.
21: Natural Capital.
22: Nutrient and Biogeochemical Cycling.
23: Ocean Resource Management.
24: Permaculture.
25: Plant-Animal Interactions.
26: Recreation, Outdoor.
27: Resilience.
28: Rivers.
29: Soil.
30: Succession.
31: True Cost Economics.
32: Water.
33: Wetlands.
Index.
Image Credits.
Author Credits.