Basics of Environmental Science

Michael Allaby

Anno: 2000
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 340 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 248 x 171 mm
Peso: 612 gr.
  • EAN: 9780415211765
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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.