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Basics of Environmental Science

2nd Edition

By Michael Allaby


340 pages

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Paperback: 9780415211765
pub: 2000-09-21
Hardback: 9780415211758
pub: 2000-09-21
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203137529
pub: 2002-01-04
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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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography