Environmental Issues, 1st Edition

  • James Fargo Balliett
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  • ISBN-10: 0765682729
  • ISBN-13: 9780765682727
  • DDC: 363.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 800 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released May 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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This illustrated encyclopedia supports curricula in science, environmental science, global and contemporary issues. It provides a unique global perspective on environmental issues, and covers lesser known as well as more common environmental concerns. The set explores how human population growth has changed the world's natural areas, and how society has responded to these changes. Each volume of Environmental Issues, Global Perspectives focuses on a specific ecological niche and contains a detailed introductory section with definitions, examples, current ecological status, and background information. Subsequent sections look at modern case studies from around the globe, outline the history of each region with regard to the volume's specific ecological area, and consider challenges for the future. Each volume contains a number of recent illustrations, charts, and maps, as well as a glossary, sources for further study, and index, further enhancing student research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction to Wetlands.
2: Understanding Wetlands.
3: Hydrology of Wetlands.
4: Humans and Wetlands.
5: Wetlands of the World: Case Studies.
6: Map of Case Studies.
7: Danube River Delta Romania and Ukraine.
8: The Everglades Florida.
9: The Pantanal Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay.
10: Lake Poyang China.
11: Aral Sea Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
12: Izembek National Wildlife Refuge Alaska.
13: Kopuatai Peat Dome New Zealand.
14: Wetlands Conclusion.
15: Wetland Challenges and Solutions.
16: A Wetland's Value.
Selected Web Sites.
Further Reading.
Volume 1 Index.