2nd Edition

Basics of Environmental Science

By Michael Allaby Copyright 2001
    340 Pages
    by Routledge

    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    The new edition of this popular student text offers an engaging introduction to environmental study. It covers the entire breadth of the environmental sciences, providing concise, non-technical explanations of physical processes and systems and the effects of human activities. In this second edition the scientific background to major environmental issues is clearly explained. These include:
    * global warming
    * genetically modified foods
    * desertification
    * acid rain
    * deforestation
    * human population growth
    * depleting resources
    * nuclear power generation
    * descriptions of the 10 major biomes.
    Special student text features include illustrations and explanatory diagrams, boxed case studies, concepts and definitions.

    List of Figures, List of Tables, Preface to the Second Edition, How to Use This Book, 1 Introduction, 2 Earth Sciences, 3 Physical Resources, 4 Biosphere, 5 Biological Resources, 6 Environmental Management, End of book summary, Glossary, Bibliography, Index


    Michael Allaby