1st Edition

Biological Environmental Science

By William V Dashek Copyright 2009
    246 Pages
    by CRC Press

    246 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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

    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

    Environmental Law
    Agreements, Laws and Treaties


    William V Dashek