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Biological Environmental Science





ISBN 9781578085361
Published January 3, 2009 by CRC Press
246 Pages

 
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Book 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

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