Emphasis will be laid on quantification of environmental problems throughout part A, because it is only through the application of environmental principles for quantification of a problem that we have the right basis for selection of a ...
Author: I. Johnsen
Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1981, it has been widely used as a textbook at university level for graduate courses in environmental management, environmental science and environmental technology (for non-engineers). As this second edition is significantly improved, it should find an even wider application than the first. In the second edition, the section on ecotoxicology and effects on pollutants has been expanded considerably, as has Chapter 4 on ecological principles and concepts. Further improvement has been made by the addition of a section on ecological engineering - the application of ecologically sound technology in ecosystems - and an appendix on environmental examination of chemicals. The problems of agricultural waste have been included in Part B, and in Chapter 6 on waste water treatment, several pages have been added about non-point sources and the application of ``soft'' technology. Throughout the book, more examples, questions and problems have been included, and several figures and tables have been added to better illustrate the text.
This book is intended for use in a one- or two-semester course in environmental science, human ecology, or environmental studies at the college or advanced placement high school level. Because most students who will use this book are freshman or sophomore nonscience majors, the authors have tried to make the text readable and accessible without technical jargon or a presumption of prior science background. At the same time, enough data and depth are presented to make this book suitable for many upper-division classes and a valuable resource for students who will keep it in their personal libraries after their formal studies are completed. The goal of this book is to provide an up-to-date, introductory view of essential themes in environmental science along with emphasis on details and case studies that will help students process and retain the general principles.
Environmental technology has developed very rapidly during the last two decades. Many new methods are available today, and for most environmental problems a ... PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE As indicated in the introduction, this ll,
Category: Technology & Engineering
Principles of Environmental Science and Technology
The IPAT equation and its variants: Changing views of technology and environmental impact. ... Science, 171, 1212–1217. ... An essay on the principle of population as it affects the future improvement of society, with remarks on the ...
Author: Jan J. Boersema
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
International experts provide a comprehensive picture of the principles, concepts and methods that are applicable to problems originating from the interaction between the living/non-living environment and mankind. Both the analysis of such problems and the way solutions to environmental problems may work in specific societal contexts are addressed. Disciplinary approaches are discussed but there is a focus on multi- and interdisciplinary methods. A large number of practical examples and case studies are presented. There is special emphasis on modelling and integrated assessment. This book is different because it stresses the societal, cultural and historical dimensions of environmental problems. The main objective is to improve the ability to analyse and conceptualise environmental problems in context and to make readers aware of the value and scope of different methods. Ideal as a course text for students, this book will also be of interest to researchers and consultants in the environmental sciences.
Frank R. Spellman and Melissa Stoudt introduce the science of the environmental mediums of air, water, soil, and biota to undergraduate students. Interdisciplinary by nature, environmental science embraces a wide array of topics.
Author: Frank R. Spellman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Environmental Science: Principles and Practices provides the scientific principles, concepts, applications, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and manmade, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions (such as renewable energy sources) for resolving and even preventing them. Frank R. Spellman and Melissa Stoudt introduce the science of the environmental mediums of air, water, soil, and biota to undergraduate students. Interdisciplinary by nature, environmental science embraces a wide array of topics. Environmental Science: Principles and Practices brings these topics together under several major themes, including 1.How energy conversions underlie all ecological processes 2.How the earth's environment functions as an integrated system 3.How human activities alter natural systems 4.How the role of culture, social, and economic factors is vital to the development of solutions 5.How human survival depends on practical ideas of stewardship and sustainability Environmental Science: Principles and Practices is an ideal resource for students of science in the classroom and at home, in the library and the lab.
True to its title, the goal of this concise text is to provide an up-to-date, introductory view of essential themes in environmental science along with offering students numerous opportunities to practice scientific thinking and active ...
Author: William P. Cunningham
Category: Environmental sciences
Rather than the 25 to 30 chapters found in most environmental science textbooks, the authors have limited Principles of Environmental Science: Inquiry and Applications to 15 chapters - perfect for the one-semester, non-majors environmental science course. True to its title, the goal of this concise text is to provide an up-to-date, introductory view of essential themes in environmental science along with offering students numerous opportunities to practice scientific thinking and active learning.
The material covered in Part 2 and Part 3 represent core theoretical and policy concepts that are absolutely essential in understanding the contributions of economics to the field of environmental studies .
Author: Ahmed M. Hussen
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Business & Economics
Can economic growth be environmentally sustainable? This crucial question goes right to the heart of environmental economics and is a matter of increasing concern globally. The first edition of this popular title was the first introductory textbook in environmental economics that truly attempted to integrate economics with not only the environment but also ecology. This new version builds and improves upon the popular formula with new material, new examples, new pedagogical features and new questions for discussion. With international case-studies and examples, this book will prove an excellent choice for introducing both students and other academics to the world of environmental economics.
2 the principles of environmental science PRINCIPLES OF This chapter presents fourteen core principles of environmental science . RESOURCE USE This is done because in all sciences such a staggering number of data , theories , and models ...
Chary, S.N. and Vyasulu, V. (Eds) Environmental Management, An Indian Perspective, MacMillan India Ltd., 2001. Cunningham, W. and Cunningham, M.A., Principles of Environmental Science: Enquiry and Applications, Tata McGraw Hill ...
Author: Anubha Kaushik
Publisher: New Age International
Environmental Studies Pertain To A Systematic Analysis Of The Natural And Man-Made World Encompassing Various Scientific, Economic, Social And Ethical Aspects. Human Impacts Leading To Large-Scale Degradation Of The Environment Have Aroused Global Concern On Environmental Issues In The Recent Years. The Apex Court Has Hence, Issued Directive To Impart Environmental Literacy To All.In This Book The Fundamental Concepts Of Environmental Studies Have Been Introduced And Analyzed In A Simple Manner Strictly As Per The Module Syllabus Designed By The Ugc For Undergraduate Courses In Science, Humanities, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Commerce, Management And Law. Besides The Undergraduate Students Of All Disciplines The Book Will Also Be Useful For Those Appearing In Various Competitive Exams Since Environmental Issues Now Find A Focus In Most Of Such Examinations. The Contents Of The Book Will Be Of Interest To All Educationists, Planners And Policy Makers.Key Features Of The Book Include A Simple And Holistic Approach With Illustrations, Tables And Specific Case Studies Mainly In The Indian Context. The Basic Terminologies Have Been Defined In The Text While Introducing The Topics And Some Useful Terms Mentioned In The Text Have Been Explained In The Glossary For An Easy Grasp By Students Of All Disciplines.
International Journal of Toxicology ( January / February 2006 ) 13 Nancy Myers , communications director for the Science and Environmental Health Network , argues that because the precautionary principle “ makes sense of uncertainty ...
A discussion of how science can help us find solutions for important environmental issues. Each chapter starts with an opening vignette of an environmental problem showing the principles to be presented in the text.