Environmental Science: Earth As a Living Planet

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The entire history of the Earth has been one of change. Humans must learn to understand and adapt to these changes. This book identifies vital environmental issues and explores why they are important, how we place value on them, what the scientific basis for understanding them is, and how we might solve them. Environmental cases highlight important applications.

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Written by active scientists, this timely book helps readers understand how to think about the environment--not what to think. Incorporates five integrating themes: a global perspective, human population, sustainability, the urban world and values, knowledge and social justice. Each chapter begins with a case study that illustrates the topics discussed.

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The tools to help students make their own decisions about the environment Along with this text, students can choose from two supplements that will help them in their studies of environmental issues. These include: Take Note! Inside this convenient notebook, students will find a collection of figures, diagrams, and art that clearly illustrate key concepts featured in this text. Next to each figure, they'll be able to take notes in the space provided during the class. Not only does this save time, but it also makes a great study aid for exams! Regional Casebooks Students can enhance their studies of environmental issues by examining the case studies featured in the Cascbooks available for Northeast, Central, Southeast, Western U.S. and Canada. each casebook contains real-world examples that illustrate the general concepts featured in this text, along with questions that help reinforce the material. Student Review Guide Chapters will have an overview, frequently asked questions, practice questions, and web links. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., places great value on the environment and is actively involved in efforts to preserve it. Currently, paper of high enough quality to reproduce full-color art effectively contains a maximum of 10% recovered and recycled post-consumer fiber. Whenever possible, Wiley uses paper containing the maximum amount of recycled fibers. In addition, the paper in this book was manufactured by a mill whose forest management programs include sustained yield harvesting of its timberlands. Sustained yield harvesting principles ensure that the number of trees cut each year does not exceed the amount of new growth. Total 10% Recycled Paper All Post-Consumer Waste

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