Environmental Science: Problems, Connections and Solutions

Environmental Science: Problems, Connections and Solutions

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: WORKING WITH THE EARTH, Twelfth Edition, boasts an unparalleled coverage of sustainability, basic science, and bias-free explanations, all within a flexible chapter organization. The central theme of sustainability is clarified by a consistent emphasis on natural capital, natural capital degradation, solutions, trade-offs, and the importance of individuals. As a result, students learn how nature works, how we interact with it, and how we have sustained--and can continue to sustain--our relationship with the earth by applying nature's lessons to our economies and individual lifestyles. Designed for students with little to no science background, the book's science- and concept-centered approach encourages students to think about important concepts and issues that affect their lives. Core case studies illustrate key topics and issues, reinforcing the sustainability theme. These and other cases inspire almost 70 How Would You Vote? questions, which sharpen students' critical thinking by asking them to consider facts, conflicting solutions, and trade-offs surrounding the issues, and then cast their vote. The text is supported by the strongest media tools and illustration program available. Highlights include CengageNOW, an online resource featuring automatic grading and Personalized Study Plans; videos; and the PowerLecture presentation tool that makes it easy for you to create customized multimedia lectures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Figure 10-18 Total world fish catch (left) and world fish catch per person (right), 1950a€“2003. ... A 2004 study by Andrew Balmford and several other scientists estimated that protecting 20a€“30% of the oceans from fishing would ... For example, genetically modified aquaculture species can escape and breed with wild fish and thus re- duce the gene pools and populations of wild fish species such as salmon.

Title:Environmental Science: Problems, Connections and Solutions
Author:G. Miller, Scott Spoolman
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2007-09-28


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