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?
Introduction to Environmental Science and its Relationship to Ecology
Effects of CO2 and Global Climate Change on Biological Organisms
Types of Energy
Metals and Volatile Organics Pollutions
Toxic Metals and their Sources
Distribution of Pesticides
What Constitutes Noise Pollution and What are its Sources?
What are the Biological Effects of Noise?
What are the Measures to Control Noise?
Speciation and Biodiversity
What is a Species?
Agreements, Laws and Treaties