Idiot's Guides: Environmental Science, 1st Edition

  • James Dauray
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  • ISBN-10: 1615643737
  • ISBN-13: 9781615643738
  • DDC: 363.7
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Environmental science is an integrated, interdisciplinary field that combines the study of ecology, physics, chemistry, biology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science, and geography. It is among the top 10 most popular Advanced Placement examinations taken by high school seniors in an effort to receive postsecondary college credit. Idiot's Guide® to Environmental Science provides a step-by-step review of the disciplines that comprise environmental science, helping students grasp the basic concepts, internalize the information, and prepare for exams.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Basics of Environmental Science.
2: The Big Picture.
3: Environmental History.
4: Scientific Principles.
5: The Biosphere.
6: How Species Evolve and Interact.
7: Population Dynamics in Nature.
8: Biomes: Ecosystems on Land.
9: Aquatic Ecosystems.
10: The Movement of Energy and Matter.
11: Meeting Human Needs.
12: The Human Population.
13: Environmental Economics.
14: Plant Agriculture.
15: Animal Agriculture.
16: Fishing and Aquaculture.
17: A Look at Energy.
18: Fossil Fuels.
19: Nuclear Energy.
20: Renewable Energy.
21: Consequences.
22: Human Health and Environmental Diseases.
23: Water Pollution.
24: Air Pollution.
25: The Greenhouse Effect.
26: Anthropogenic Climate Change.
27: Waste.
28: Hope for the Future.
29: Reducing Energy Consumption.
30: Sustainable Land Use.
About the Author.