Environment

Author: Manuel Molles
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781464112492
Release Date: 2015-12-15
Genre: Science

Written by bestselling author Manuel Molles and acclaimed science journalist Brendan Borrell, this new textbook gives non-major students the scientific foundation they need to understand environmental issues and think critically about possible solutions. Molles and Borrell make clear the connections between research and real-world problems with a "science/issues/solutions" framework for each chapter. This unique approach reinforces a positive, solutions-based framework for the science, empowering students to feel that they can have an impact on preserving biodiversity, protecting natural resources, addressing pollution hazards, confronting climate change, and more.

Environmental Management

Author: Louis Theodore
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1566703166
Release Date: 1998-05-29
Genre: Law

There is a growing need to support undergraduate educators in the development of environmental management educational materials. Recognizing this need, the National Science Foundation funded a College Faculty Workshop on Environmental Management, that was conducted at Utah State University in July and August 1996. The principle objectives of the seminar were (1) to provide a meaningful course which would generate new ideas and innovative educational approaches in the emerging field of environmental management, and (2) to develop an applications-oriented problem workbook which would support undergraduate faculty involvement in the production of course materials. The result of this effort is Environmental Management: Problems and Solutions, an informative text on the essentials of environmental management. More than 200 structured problems presented in the book are meant to elicit a sound understanding of the basics of environmental monitoring, assessment and control. Detailed solutions to each problem, provided with each chapter, will prove useful to both the student and the instructor. This innovative text is a valuable resource for anyone involved in training of engineers and scientists in the field of environmental engineering.

Environmental Issues and Solutions A Modular Approach

Author: Norman Myers
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285528434
Release Date: 2013-06-25
Genre: Science

Focused on and organized around environmental issues, this innovative new book helps you critically evaluate possible solutions to the environmental problems we now face. The authors outline specific environmental issues and provide the scientific background to enable you to understand each issue. In order to find and apply solutions to these problems, they help you see that the problems are not insurmountable and that something can be done to achieve a sustainable future. The modular chapters provide full descriptions of each of the major environmental problems with real stories about what people are doing to tackle the resulting challenges. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Environmental Science

Author: Michael L. McKinney
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449628338
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: Science

Updated with the latest data from the field, Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions, Fifth Edition explains the concepts and teaches the skills needed to understand multi-faceted, and often very complex environmental issues. The authors present the arguments, rebuttals, evidence, and counterevidence from many sides of the debate. The Fifth Edition includes new Science in Action boxes which feature cutting-edge case studies and essays, contributed by subject matter experts, that highlight recent and ongoing research within environmental science. With an "Earth as a system" approach the text continues to emphasize Earth's intricate web of interactions among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere, and how we are central components in these four spheres. This flexible, unbiased approach highlights: 1. how matter cycles over time through Earth's systems 2. the importance of the input-throughput-output processes that describe the global environment 3. how human activities and consumption modify Earth's systems 4. and the scientific, economic, and policy solutions to environmental problems

The Environment

Author: Mohan K. Wali
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420007336
Release Date: 2009-07-30
Genre: Science

Students have questions, this book has answers: What is the structure and function of natural systems? Where and how do populations and communities live? How have human impacts altered ecosystems? How can we lessen impacts and create long term solutions? Challenging Times Demand Changing Approaches As the world strives to go green and clean, the discipline of environmental science is poised to take center stage. Its components span many disciplines, subdisciplines, and specialties. Reflecting this, introductory courses are often taught by instructors trained in fields ranging from biology, chemistry, and physics to philosophy and political science. The next generation of environmental scientists, professionals, and decision makers need an understanding of environmental issues that is not only cohesive, but firmly based in science. They need environmental literacy. Why Another Text on Environmental Science? Exploiting the fertile ground provided by young and open minds, The Environment: Science, Issues, and Solutions employs a back-to-basics, building-block presentation. The authors’ approach is strongly grounded in science, the scientific method, and environmental evidence. They introduce the principles of ecology, then discuss how the increase in human population, expanded technology use, and unprecedented economic development and growth has altered ecosystems resulting in serious local, regional, and global environmental problems. The book makes a case for seeking long-term solutions for the prevention and mitigation of environmental problems in their interconnected, interrelated, and, thus, interdependent ways. Fully Integrated Text Rigorously Explores Environmental Issues The authors’ engaging style piques the interest of students, challenges their critical abilities, and fosters environmental literacy based on a fundamental understanding of the systems of the natural world. The authors emphasize the basics of ecology and use this foundation to build an understanding of major environmental problems and explore methods of mitigating what has been degraded or destroyed. In a logical progression, they provide an understanding of the science, a delineation of the human population and technological growth that has led to environmental issues, and an exploration of solutions to those problems.

Produced Water

Author: James P. Ray
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461529026
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

This book represents the proceedings of the first major international meeting dedi cated to discuss environmental aspects of produced water. The 1992 International Pro duced Water Symposium was held at the Catamaran Hotel, San Diego, California, USA, on February 4-7, 1992. The objectives of the conference were to provide a forum where scientists, regulators, industry, academia, and the enviromental community could gather to hear and discuss the latest information related to the environmental considerations of produced water discharges. It was also an objective to provide a forum for the peer review and international publication of the symposium papers so that they would have wide availability to all parties interested in produced water environmental issues. Produced water is the largest volume waste stream from oil and gas production activities. Onshore, well over 90% is reinjected to subsurface formations. Offshore, and in the coastal zone, most produced water is discharged to the ocean. Over the past several years there has been increasing concern from regulators and the environmental commu nity. There has been a quest for more information on the composition, treatment systems and chemicals, discharge characteristics, disposal options, and fate and effects of the produced water. As so often happens, much of this information exists in the forms of reports and internal research papers. This symposium and publication was intended to make this information available, both for open discussion at the conference, and for peer review before publication.

Agricultural Pollution

Author: Graham Merrington
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203302028
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Science

This comprehensive text provides a concise overview of environmental problems caused by agriculture, (such as pesticide pollution and increased nitrate levels) and offers practical solutions to them. It is well illustrated and contains a fully-referenced introduction to the main contemporary agricultural pollution issues in the UK. It will help provide clear, scientific and technical understanding of the most important sources of agricultural pollution.

Living in the Environment Principles Connections and Solutions

Author: G. Miller
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495556718
Release Date: 2008-09-24
Genre: Science

In this current, thought-provoking environmental science textbook,G. Tyler Miller and new coauthor Scott Spoolman bring theconcept of sustainability to the forefront. Students are engagedand motivated with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. As the authors showcase four scientific principles of sustainability, they immerse students in the many practical steps they, as individuals, can take toward more sustainable lifestyles. The book’s new concept-centered format transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Environmental Science

Author: Daniel D. Chiras
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449658205
Release Date: 2011-01-04
Genre: Science

Updated throughout with the latest environmental information, issues, and facts, the new Eighth Edition of Environmental Science provides a clear introduction to the environmental topics facing society today and offers many possible solutions on how we can move towards a more sustainable way of life. The author focuses on the root cause of many environmental problems and takes care to presents both sides of the issues. Every chapter emphasizes critical analysis to teach students how to approach these complex topics and determine the merits of the debates for themselves. New Go Green tips offer suggestions for how students can be more environmentally conscious in their daily lives.

Essentials of Ecology

Author: G. Tyler Miller
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780538735360
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Science

An ideal alternative to ecology texts that tend to be too difficult for non-majors, this succinct 11-chapter, full-color textbook covers scientific principles and concepts, ecosystems, evolution, biodiversity, population ecology, and more. Sustainability is the integrating theme and co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with new information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cengage Advantage Books Sustaining the Earth

Author: G. Miller
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781439049846
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Science

Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. SUSTAINING THE EARTH provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environmental problems we face. About half the price of other environmental science texts, this 14-chapter, one-color core book offers an integrated approach that emphasizes how environmental and resource problems and solutions are related. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. By framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Romero Aldemaro
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402037732
Release Date: 2005-10-13
Genre: Science

This book is a collection of readings that explore environmental issues in Latin America and the Caribbean using natural science and social science methods. These papers demonstrate the value of interdisciplinary approaches to analyze and solve environmental problems. The essays are organized into five parts: conservation challenges; national policies, local communities, and rural development; market mechanisms for protecting public goods; public participation and environmental justice; and the effects of development policies on the environment.

Environmental Science

Author: Daniel D. Chiras
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284057065
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Science

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.Designed for the undergraduate, introductory environmental science course, the thoroughly updated and redesigned tenth edition of Environmental Science continues to present a comprehensive, student-friendly introduction to contemporary environmental issues with an emphasis on sustainable solutions that meet social, economic, and environmental goals. This acclaimed book is the only text that explores the underlying causes of environmental problems and root-level solutions and presents both sides of many critical issues. Thought-provoking features throughout, including Critical Thinking Exercises, Key Concept and Spotlight on Sustainability boxes, Go Green tips, and Point/Counterpoint debates, along with the updated statistics and data of key issues, encourage readers to become much deeper and more critical thinkers.Current and highly relevant, the Tenth Edition discusses the challenges of the growing human population and resource depletion and solutions that address these issues in a sustainable manner. The book also discusses nonrenewable and renewable energy options and their pros and cons, and provides expanded coverage of local, regional, national, and global environmental issues and sustainable solutions. This comprehensive text includes updated coverage of environmental economics, ecology, and the application of science and technology to environmental concerns. With a strong focus on sustainability and critical thinking, a topic the author introduced to the environmental science market, Environmental Science, Tenth Edition is an essential resource for students to understand the impact they have on the environment and ways that they can help solve them.With Navigate 2, technology and content combine to expand the reach of your classroom. Whether you teach an online, hybrid, or traditional classroom-based course, Navigate 2 delivers unbeatable value. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2

Introduction to Environmental Issues

Author: Odunayo Ogundipe
Publisher:
ISBN: 1438945116
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Nature

ABOUT THE BOOK In recent years there had been more concern worldwide for environmental issues and there have been increasing efforts to understand the causes of environmental problems and find local and global solutions to these problems. The main purpose of the book, 'Introduction to Environmental Issues; causes, effects and solutions', is to raise the awareness of people to some environmental issues. The awareness of these issues is important at the government and public level, especially for students in the secondary schools, colleges and universities because they are the future stakeholders of the environment. The aim of the book is to present an overview of environmental problems created by human beings in their quest to produce food and make life comfortable - to highlight the effects of these problems on the environment, living organisms and on human beings themselves - to draw attention to the work of individuals, groups and some governments in their effort to solve some of the environmental problems and preserve the physical environment, biodiversity and the world in general for the future generations. The book covers topical issues, such as, Pollution, Acid rain, Desertification, Global Warning, Climate change, Conservation of natural resources and biodiversity, Renewable energy and Sustainable development.

Understanding Environmental Issues

Author: Susan Buckingham
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446239535
Release Date: 2008-05-13
Genre: Science

"Understanding Environmental Issues provides an excellent foundation for developing critical thinking about contemporary environmental concerns and the ways in which these are debated, represented and managed. The book should achieve its aim of stimulating students to engage with how ideas of sustainability and environmental justice can be applied both in policy and in practical action." - Gordon Walker, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University "The arena of environmental issues is a minefield for undergraduate students seeking clarity about key problems and solutions. This is where Understanding Environmental Issues will play a major role, providing a stimulating guide through the wealth of material and complex ideas. In particular the unification of social and physical science in the case studies provides a holistic approach to the subject that is essential for students and a refreshing innovation for environmental textbooks." - Anna R. Davies, Trinity College, University of Dublin There is now an unprecedented interest in, and concern about, environmental problems. Understanding Environmental Issues explains the science behind these problems, as well as the economic, political, social, and cultural factors which produce and reproduce them. This book: Explains, clearly and concisely, the science and social science necessary to understand environmental issues. Describes - in section one - the philosophies, values, politics, and technologies which contribute to the production of environmental issues. Uses cases on climate change, waste, food, and natural hazards in section two to provide detailed illustration and exemplification of the ideas described in section one. The conclusion, a case study of Mexico City, draws together the key themes Vivid, accessible and pedagogically informed, Understanding Environmental Issues will be a key resource for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students in Geography, Environment, and Ecology; as well as students of the social sciences with an interest in environmental issues.