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Biological Environmental Science

1st Edition

By William V Dashek

CRC Press

246 pages

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Description

Biological Environmental Science is an introductory textbook for undergraduate students who desire a one semester course or, alternatively, a �springboard course� for advanced environmental offerings. This book features timely issues such as global warming, air, ground and water pollutions, population growth, species extinction and environmental policy. Unique features of this book include the use of research data and literature, copious illustrations and appendices for the scientific method.

Table of Contents

What is Ecology?

Environmental Science

Introduction to Environmental Science and its Relationship to Ecology

Global Warming

Effects of CO2 and Global Climate Change on Biological Organisms

Energy

Types of Energy

Non-Renewable Energy

Air Pollution

Metals and Volatile Organics Pollutions

Toxic Metals and their Sources

Pesticide Pollution

Distribution of Pesticides

Biological Effects

Radioactive Pollution

Thermal Pollution

Noise Pollution

What Constitutes Noise Pollution and What are its Sources?

What are the Biological Effects of Noise?

What are the Measures to Control Noise?

Agricultural Pollution

Speciation and Biodiversity

What is a Species?

Population Growth

Introduction

Environmental Law

Agreements, Laws and Treaties

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCI027000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution