Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, 9th Edition


Author: Daniel B. Botkin
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1118801768
Category: Science
Page: 688
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Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, Ninth Edition emphasizes the scientific process and gives readers the structure to develop their critical thinking skills. Rather than explaining how environmental problems should be solved, the authors encourage students to think for themselves and gives them the tools to better analyze current environmental issues.

Environmental Science

Earth as a Living Planet
Author: Daniel B. Botkin
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781118291979
Category: Science
Page: 704
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This text is an unbound, binder-ready edition. Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, Ninth Edition provides emphasis on the scientific process throughout the book and gives readers the structure to develop their critical thinking skills. Updated and revised to include the latest research in the field, the 9th edition continues to present a balanced analytical and interdisciplinary approach to the field.

Environmental Science


Author: Daniel B. Botkin,Edward A. Keller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780470646090
Category: Environmental sciences
Page: 519
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Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, Eighth Edition provides emphasis on the scientific process throughout the book gives readers the structure to develop their critical thinking skills. Updated and revised to include the latest research in the field, the eighth edition continues to present a balanced analytical and interdisciplinary approach to the field. New streamlined text clears away the "jargon" to bring the issues and the science to the forefront. The new design and updated image program highlights key points and makes the book easier to navigate.

Environmental science

earth as a living planet
Author: Daniel B. Botkin,Edward A. Keller
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471488163
Category: Science
Page: 664
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To understand the news, you need to understand the science Just read the headlines. Whether it's global warming, arctic drilling, or expanding industrial nations, the news is filled with stories about environmental issues. To understand the news, you have to understand the science. With Botkin and Keller's Fifth Edition of "Environmental Science, " you'll have the opportunity to develop a firm foundation of scientific knowledge, so you can think through environmental issues and make your own decisions regarding the environment. There's much more to explore online! You can use your knowledge of environmental science to explore real and pressing environmental issues online with the Student Companion Site at www.wiley.com/college/botkin. The Student Companion Site features: Critical Thinking Issues: These guided questions and web-based research questions give you the chance to critically appraise such issues as preserving the coral reef or critiquing the Gaia hypothesis.Regional Essays and Interactive Map of the World These essays allow you to explore interesting issues and examples of key environmental topics.Virtual Field Trip Activities These activities identify and describe key issues in environmental science and lead you to relevant websites and local facilities, such as wastewater treatment facilities or power plants, so you can explore proposed solutions to environmental problems.Environmental Debates: Present two sides of a contentious issue affecting the environment. Links to key websites and questions help you gain a sophisticated appreciation of important issues.Online Quiz Questions: These quizzes are invaluable in preparing for tests and exams. They also allow you to email your answers and responses directly to your professor.

Environmental Science, Student Review Guide

Earth as a Living Planet
Author: Daniel B. Botkin,Edward A. Keller
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 384
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Just read the headlines. Whether it’s global warming, arctic drilling, or expanding industrial nations, the news is filled with stories about environmental issues. To understand the news, you have to understand the science. With Botkin and Keller’s Fifth Edition of Environmental Science, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a firm foundation of scientific knowledge, so you can think through environmental issues and make your own decisions regarding the environment.

Environmental Science: Earth As A Living Planet, 6Th Ed


Author: Daniel B. Botkin,Edward A. Keller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788126520381
Category: Biodiversity
Page: 766
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This edition presents a balanced analytical and interdisciplinary approach to the field of environmental science. This approach equips readers with a solid scientific background in environmental science, so they can think through environmental issues and make their own decisions. Five central themes are weaved throughout the book: Human Population Growth, Sustainability, A Global Perspective, An Urban World, and Science and Values. 1. Key Themes in Environmental Science.2. Science as a Way of Knowing: Critical Thinking about the Environment.3. The Big Picture: Systems of Change.4. The Human Population and the Environment.5. The Biogeochemical Cycles.6. Ecosystems and Ecosystem Management.7. Biological Diversity.8. Biogeography.9. Biological Productivity and Energy Flow.10. Ecological Restoration.11. Producing Enough Food for the World: How Agriculture Depends on Environment.12. Effects of Agriculture on the Environment.13.Forests, Parks, and Landscapes.14. Wildlife, Fisheries, and Endangered Species.15. Environmental Health, Pollution, and Toxicology.16. Natural Disasters and Catastrophe17. Energy: Some Basics.18. Fossil Fuels and the Environment.19. Alternative Energy and the Environment.20. Nuclear Energy and the Environment.21. Water Supply, Use, and Management.22. Water Pollution and Treatment.23. The Atmosphere, Climate, and Global Warming.24. Air Pollution.25. Indoor Air Pollution.26. Ozone Depletion.27. Minerals and the Environment.28. Dollars and Environmental Sense: Economics of Environment Issues.29. Urban Environments.30. Waste Management.

Essential Environmental Science


Author: Edward A. Keller,Daniel B. Botkin
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 480
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Essential Environmental Science provides a non-quantitative approach that is based on principles, critical thinking and the big questions that are driving the field today. It offers a condensed look at the field, covering topics in way that will help readers answer the "big questions." It eliminates more detailed or advanced topics to make the material more accessible while also placing the focus on today's important issues.

Environmental Science

Earth As a Living Planet 9E with WileyPlus Card
Author: Daniel B. Botkin,Edward A. Keller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118864647
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This package includes a copy of ISBN 9781118427323 and a registration code for the WileyPLUS course associated with the text. Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that your instructor requires WileyPLUS. For customer technical support, please visit http://www.wileyplus.com/support. WileyPLUS registration cards are only included with new products. Used and rental products may not include WileyPLUS registration cards. Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, Ninth Edition provides emphasis on the scientific process throughout the book and gives readers the structure to develop their critical thinking skills. Updated and revised to include the latest research in the field, the 9th edition continues to present a balanced analytical and interdisciplinary approach to the field.

Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life


Author: Edward O. Wilson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 1631490834
Category: Science
Page: 256
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Half-Earth proposes an achievable plan to save our imperiled biosphere: devote half the surface of the Earth to nature. In order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet, says Edward O. Wilson in his most impassioned book to date. Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature. If we are to undertake such an ambitious endeavor, we first must understand just what the biosphere is, why it's essential to our survival, and the manifold threats now facing it. In doing so, Wilson describes how our species, in only a mere blink of geological time, became the architects and rulers of this epoch and outlines the consequences of this that will affect all of life, both ours and the natural world, far into the future. Half-Earth provides an enormously moving and naturalistic portrait of just what is being lost when we clip "twigs and eventually whole braches of life's family tree." In elegiac prose, Wilson documents the many ongoing extinctions that are imminent, paying tribute to creatures great and small, not the least of them the two Sumatran rhinos whom he encounters in captivity. Uniquely, Half-Earth considers not only the large animals and star species of plants but also the millions of invertebrate animals and microorganisms that, despite being overlooked, form the foundations of Earth's ecosystems. In stinging language, he avers that the biosphere does not belong to us and addresses many fallacious notions such as the idea that ongoing extinctions can be balanced out by the introduction of alien species into new ecosystems or that extinct species might be brought back through cloning. This includes a critique of the "anthropocenists," a fashionable collection of revisionist environmentalists who believe that the human species alone can be saved through engineering and technology. Despite the Earth's parlous condition, Wilson is no doomsayer, resigned to fatalism. Defying prevailing conventional wisdom, he suggests that we still have time to put aside half the Earth and identifies actual spots where Earth's biodiversity can still be reclaimed. Suffused with a profound Darwinian understanding of our planet's fragility, Half-Earth reverberates with an urgency like few other books, but it offers an attainable goal that we can strive for on behalf of all life.

Big World, Small Planet

Abundance Within Planetary Boundaries
Author: Johan Rockstrom,Mattias Klum
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300218362
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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The Moon in the Nautilus Shell

Discordant Harmonies Reconsidered
Author: Daniel Botkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199913919
Category: Science
Page: 424
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Argues that since natural ecological systems are constantly fluctuating, our plans, policies, and laws governing the environment must change to reflect this new understanding.

Environmental studies

the Earth as a living planet
Author: Daniel B. Botkin,Edward A. Keller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 506
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Earth in Human Hands

Shaping Our Planet's Future
Author: David Grinspoon
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455589136
Category: Science
Page: 544
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For the first time in Earth's history, our planet is experiencing a confluence of rapidly accelerating changes prompted by one species: humans. Climate change is only the most visible of the modifications we've made--up until this point, inadvertently--to the planet. And our current behavior threatens not only our own future but that of countless other creatures. By comparing Earth's story to those of other planets, astrobiologist David Grinspoon shows what a strange and novel development it is for a species to evolve to build machines, and ultimately, global societies with world-shaping influence. Without minimizing the challenges of the next century, Grinspoon suggests that our present moment is not only one of peril, but also great potential, especially when viewed from a 10,000-year perspective. Our species has surmounted the threat of extinction before, thanks to our innate ingenuity and ability to adapt, and there's every reason to believe we can do so again. Our challenge now is to awaken to our role as a force of planetary change, and to grow into this task. We must become graceful planetary engineers, conscious shapers of our environment and caretakers of Earth's biosphere. This is a perspective that begs us to ask not just what future do we want to avoid, but what do we seek to build? What kind of world do we want? Are humans the worst thing or the best thing to ever happen to our planet? Today we stand at a pivotal juncture, and the answer will depend on the choices we make.

Gaia

A New Look at Life on Earth
Author: James Lovelock,J. E. Lovelock
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192862189
Category: Nature
Page: 148
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This classic work is now reissued in new covers with a new Preface by the author. Written for non-scientists, this is an original work in which James Lovelock puts forward his inspirational idea that life on earth functions as a single organism.

Our Future Earth


Author: Curt Stager
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
ISBN: 0715642308
Category: Science
Page: 320
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Paleoclimatologist Curt Stager vividly describes how the decisions we make about the environment in the 21st century will affect the next 100,000 years of life on this planet, and how today's environmental debate is missing the long-term evidence. By considering the Earth's history over millions of years, this book changes our understanding: Most people accept that our planet is warming and that humans played the key role in causing it. We worry about the next few hundred years, yet miss its long-term magnitude. So what will the world look like? Curt Stager draws on geological history to show that the greatest threat to humans will not be global warming, but global cooling. When that hot 'backlash' eventually happens is entirely up to us: We have already put off the next Ice Age, but whether our descendents will see an ice-free Arctic, miles of submerged coasts, or an acidified ocean can still be decided. Whether we continue to pollute or rein ourselves in for the sake of future generations, the world will be vastly different. This lucid book will force climate sceptics, activists, and everyone in between think again about our future earth. - See more at: http://ducknet.co.uk/books/all/Our%20Future%20Earth#sthash.mlbAvAHv.dpuf

Eaarth

Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
Author: Bill McKibben
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 0307399206
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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The bestselling author of Deep Economy shows that we’re living on a fundamentally altered planet — and opens our eyes to the kind of change we’ll need in order to make our civilization endure. Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we’ve waited too long, and that massive change is not only unavoidable but already under way. Our old familiar globe is suddenly melting, drying, acidifying, flooding, and burning in ways that no human has ever seen. We’ve created, in very short order, a new planet, still recognizable but fundamentally different. We may as well call it Eaarth. That new planet is filled with new binds and traps. A changing world costs large sums to defend — think of the money that went to repair New Orleans, or the trillions of dollars it will take to transform our energy systems. But the endless economic growth that could underwrite such largesse depends on the stable planet we’ve managed to damage and degrade. We can’t rely on old habits any longer. Our hope depends, McKibben argues, on scaling back — on building the kind of societies and economies that can hunker down, concentrate on essentials, and create the type of community (in the neighborhood, but also on the Internet) that will allow us to weather trouble on an unprecedented scale. Change — fundamental change — is our best hope on a planet suddenly and violently out of balance. From the Hardcover edition.

Animate Earth

Science, Intuition, and Gaia
Author: Stephan Harding
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603581499
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 256
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Modern science and western culture both teach that the planet we inhabit is a dead and passive lump of matter, but as Stephan Harding points out, this wasn't always the prevailing sentiment and in Animate Earth he sets out to explain how these older notions of an animate earth can be explained in rational, scientific terms. In this astounding book Harding lays out the facts and theories behind one of the most controversial notions to come out of the hard sciences arguably since Sir Isaac Newton's Principia or the first major publications to come out of the Copenhagen School regarding quantum mechanics. The latter is an important parallel: Whereas quantum mechanics is a science of the problem--it gave rise to the atomic bomb among other things--Gaia Theory in this age of global warming and dangerous climate change is a science of the solution. Its utility: Healing a dying planet becomes an option in a culture otherwise poised to fall into total ecological collapse. Replacing the cold, objectifying language of science with a way of speaking of our planet as a sentient, living being, Harding presents the science of Gaia in everyday English. His scientific passion and rigor shine through his luminous prose as he calls us to experience Gaia as a living presence and bringing to mind such popular science authors as James Gleick. Animate Earth will inspire in readers a profound sense of the interconnectedness of life, and to discover what it means to live harmoniously as part of a sentient creature of planetary proportions. This new understanding may solve the most serious problems that face us as a species today.

Environmental Science

A Self-Teaching Guide
Author: Barbara W. Murck
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119128609
Category: Science
Page: 360
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The only popular study guide available on environmental science This new Wiley Self-Teaching Guide introduces learners to all the basics of environmental science, from air pollution to the water cycle, covering both natural systems and human impacts on the environment. Using quick quizzes and self-tests to reinforce key concepts, Environmental Science walks students through this interdisciplinary topic with clarity and thoroughness. With 125 photographs and illustrations, this book is a unique and valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about-and in preserving-our green home.

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet

Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene
Author: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing,Nils Bubandt,Elaine Gan,Heather Anne Swanson
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452954496
Category: Science
Page: 368
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Living on a damaged planet challenges who we are and where we live. This timely anthology calls on twenty eminent humanists and scientists to revitalize curiosity, observation, and transdisciplinary conversation about life on earth. As human-induced environmental change threatens multispecies livability, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet puts forward a bold proposal: entangled histories, situated narratives, and thick descriptions offer urgent “arts of living.” Included are essays by scholars in anthropology, ecology, science studies, art, literature, and bioinformatics who posit critical and creative tools for collaborative survival in a more-than-human Anthropocene. The essays are organized around two key figures that also serve as the publication’s two openings: Ghosts, or landscapes haunted by the violences of modernity; and Monsters, or interspecies and intraspecies sociality. Ghosts and Monsters are tentacular, windy, and arboreal arts that invite readers to encounter ants, lichen, rocks, electrons, flying foxes, salmon, chestnut trees, mud volcanoes, border zones, graves, radioactive waste—in short, the wonders and terrors of an unintended epoch. Contributors: Karen Barad, U of California, Santa Cruz; Kate Brown, U of Maryland, Baltimore; Carla Freccero, U of California, Santa Cruz; Peter Funch, Aarhus U; Scott F. Gilbert, Swarthmore College; Deborah M. Gordon, Stanford U; Donna J. Haraway, U of California, Santa Cruz; Andreas Hejnol, U of Bergen, Norway; Ursula K. Le Guin; Marianne Elisabeth Lien, U of Oslo; Andrew Mathews, U of California, Santa Cruz; Margaret McFall-Ngai, U of Hawaii, Manoa; Ingrid M. Parker, U of California, Santa Cruz; Mary Louise Pratt, NYU; Anne Pringle, U of Wisconsin, Madison; Deborah Bird Rose, U of New South Wales, Sydney; Dorion Sagan; Lesley Stern, U of California, San Diego; Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus U.