Environmental Science: The Way the World Works

 
9780130145789: Environmental Science: The Way the World Works

Known for its currency and readability, this text focuses on enabling students to critically evaluate the latest environmental issues and to apply that understanding to situations and events in their everyday lives. It explores the interactions of humans within the natural environment and probes issues thoroughly-examining their scientific basis, their history, and society's response. The authors discuss sustainable development and public policy in terms of how they shape the present and future.

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Global warming, species extinction, overpopulation, recycling—as the millennium approaches, environmental science stands at the interface between humans and nature. This readable guide is an up-to-date source that explores these and many other issues, and assesses options or progress in their solution. Helps readers critically evaluate the latest environmental issues and make educated decisions about real-life situations and events. Provides the most up-to-date information available on environmental hazards and human health, economics, and public policy. Contains a fully updated and revised art program. Includes Making a Difference sections in every chapter that suggest courses of action readers can take to become involved in helping the environment. Offers a book-specific Website with many additional resources. For anyone interested in learning more about today's environmental concerns and in getting involved to effect change.

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