Environmental Science: The Natural Environment and Human Impacts (Paperback)
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Short Description for Environmental Science This is an introductory environmental science text, designed primarily for undergraduates. The book strives to bridge the gap between the popularist and specialist environmental publications and contains case studies and end of chapter problems to enhance students' learning.
- Published: 01 May 1996
- Format: Paperback 392 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780582227095 ISBN 10: 0582227097
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Full description for Environmental Science
Provides a clear and authoritative introduction to environmental science equiping the reader with the fundamental concepts and vocabulary necessary to explore complex environmental phenomena and issues. There are two main parts. The first, "The Natural Environment" reviews the major attributes of the environment in the absence of human activity. The second part of the book, "Human impact on the Natural Environment" deals with the environmental consequences of both natural resource exploitation and the production of pollutants are explored in depth. The second part closes with a discussion of the principles and practice of waste management.