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This book is printed on acid-free paper. Rosenthal who has been a source of inspiration, support, ideas, and books to read, and is one of my harshest and best critics. Dan Botkin and For Valery Rivera who contributed so much to this book and is a fountain of inspiration in our work and lives. About the Authors Daniel B. Botkin is President diversity, and sustainability; the Rockefeller Foundation about global environmental issues; the government of Taiwan about of The Center for the Study approaches to solving environmental problems; the state of California on the environmental effects of water diversion of Environment, and Professor on Mono Lake.
His latest books are Beyond the Stoney Mountains: An Program from to Ecological Model Oxford University Press. He in the application of ecological received a B. He is the winner of the versity. Trained in physics and biology, Professor Botkin is a leader in the application of advanced technology to the study of the environment. The originator of widely used forest gap- models, he has conducted research on endangered species, characteristics of natural wilderness areas, the biosphere, and global environmental problems including possible ecological effects of global warming.
Keller was chair of Professor Keller has focused his research efforts into three the Environmental Studies and areas: Geological Survey geology, environmental science, and Southern California Earthquake Center grants to study river processes, and engineering earthquake hazards.
Prior to joining the faculty at Santa Barbara, Professor Keller has published numerous papers and is the he taught geomorphology, environmental studies, and earth author of the textbooks Environmental Geology, Introduction to science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
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Your role is to understand how to kfller through environmental issues so that you can arrive at your own decisions. Why Is This Study Important? What Are the Professions That Grow s. Preface v i i Themes posal problems, and other stresses on the environment. In the past we have centered our studies of the environment more on Our book is based on the philosophy that six threads of inquiry wilderness than the urban environment.
In the future we are of particular importance to environmental science. These must place greater focus on towns and cities as livable key themes, called threads of inquiry, are woven throughout environments.
People and Nature These six key themes are discussed in more detail in Chapter 1. They are also revisited at the end of each chapter and are People seem to be always interested—amazed, emphasized in the Closer Look boxes, each of which is high- fascinated, pleased, curious—in our environ- lighted by an icon suggesting the major underlying theme of ment.
Why is it suitable for us? How can we the discussion. In many cases, more than one theme is relevant. Ultimately, we sccience expect to solve environ- Science and Values mental problems unless the total number of people on Earth is an amount the environment can sustain.
We Finding solutions to environmental problems believe that education is important to kellfr the population involves more than simply gathering facts and problem.
As people become more educated, and as the rate of understanding the scientific issues of a particu- literacy increases, population growth tends to decrease. It also has much to do with our systems of values and issues of social justice. To solve our envi- Sustainability ronmental problems, we must understand what our values are and which potential solutions are socially just.
Then we can Sustainability is a term that has gained popularity apply scientific knowledge about specific problems and find recently.
Speaking generally, it means that a acceptable solutions. However, the term is used vaguely, Organization and it is something experts are struggling to clarify.
Some would define it as ensuring that future generations envidonmental equal opportu- Our text is divided into four parts.
Environmental Science by Keller, Daniel B Botkin; Edward a
Part I Introductory nities to access the resources that botkim planet offers. Others would Chapters provides a broad overview of the 6t themes in argue that sustainability refers to types of developments that are Environmental Science, introduces the scientific method economically viable, do not harm the environment, and are and the fundamentals of a scientific approach to the socially just.
We all agree that we must learn how to sustain our environment: Earth as a system; basic biochemical cycles; environmental resources so that they continue to provide bene- population dynamics, focusing on the human population; fits for people and other living things on our planet.
Part II Ecology Chapters explains the scientific basis of ecosystems, biological diver- A Global Perspective sity, ecological restoration and environmental health.
Part III Resource- Management borkin about management of our Until recently it was common to believe that environmental resources: We now know ters on energy: This understanding can then be and integrated waste management. The section ends with applied to help solve global environmental problems. The a capstone chapter, integrating and summarizing the main emergence of Earth System Science has opened up a new area messages of the book. Special Features The Urban World In writing Environmental Science we have designed a text that An ever-growing number of people are living incorporates a number of special features that we believe will in urban areas.
Unfortunately, our urban cen- help teachers to teach and students to learn. These include the ters have long been neglected, and the quality following: It is here that we experience the worst of air pollution, waste dis. Preface i x Updated Critical Thinking Issues for reference. EarthPulse is available only in a package with Environmental Science, 8e. Contact your Wiley representative for Each chapter ends with a discussion of an environmental issue, more information or visit www.
This is one of the ways that envirnmental text is designed to help students learn For Instructors to think for themselves about the analysis of environmental issues. The IRG provides useful tools to highlight key concepts from Environmental Science, Eighth Edition, features a full line of each chapter. Each chapter includes wnd following topics: For the convenience of both the profes- examples; and Critical Thinking Activities to encourage class sors and students, we provide teaching and learning tools on discussion.
6tg Test Bank is provided in a ment activities and resources for students. For this edition, the author has created many Field Trips, interactive Environmental Debates, a map of new questions and has labeled the jeller applications accord- regional case studies, critical thinking readings, glossary and ing to the six themes and issues set forth in the text.
In addi- flashcards, Web links to important data and research in the field tion, the author has created questions for the theme boxes and of environmental studies, and video and animations covering a emphasized the themes in many of the questions throughout wide array of selected topics. The laboratory and Respondus, Wiley will provide one for no additional cost. Environmental Video Lecture Launchers Science: Active Learning Laboratories and Applied Problem Sets, 2e is A rich collection of videos have been selected to accompany available stand-alone or in a package with Environmental Science, key topics in the text.
Accompanying each of the videos is 8e. Contact your Wiley representative for more information. Included are keller full-color world and regional maps. The Advanced Placement most sincere appreciation. We are indebted to our colleagues Guide provides a useful tool for high eeition instructors who who made contributions.
Each chapter includes a Chapter Overview that incor- and professional work. We extend thanks to our production porates critical thinking questions, Key Topics important to editor Janet Foxman, who did a great job and made important the exam, and Web links to Laboratories and Activities that contributions in many areas; to Wendy Lai for a beautiful inte- reinforce key topics.
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Stevens, Monroe Community College T. Maurer, University of Cincinnati. Biotic Provinces Sense: The Agriculture of Animals Summary Can We Save Them from Extinction? Are We Ready for It? How Safe Is It? What It Is Environmental Law History of Waste Disposal Skiing at Mineral King Land Disposal Study Questions After reading this chapter, you should understand.
A Story of Change Amboseli National Reserve in southern Kenya is home to An understanding of physical, biological, and human-use the Maasai people, who are nomadic some of the time and factors—and how these factors are linked—is needed to raise cattle.
The reserve is also a major tourist destination, explain what happened. Today, Before the mids, fever-tree woodlands—mostly environmental change and the future of tourism are being acacia trees and associated grasses and shrubs—dominat- threatened in the area. We will consider long-term change ed the land and provided habitat for mammals that lived and the more recent management of lions that may result in these open woodlands, such as kudu, baboons, vervet in their local extinction.
Then, beginning in the s and accelerating in the s, these woodlands Environmental change is often caused by a complex disappeared and were replaced by short grass and brush, web of interactions among living things and between liv- which provided habitat for typical plains animals, such as ing things and their environment. In seeking to determine zebras and wildebeest. Since the mids, Amboseli has what caused a particular change, the most obvious answer remained a grassland with scattered brush and few trees.
Amboseli National Reserve is a case in point. In the short span of a few decades, this Loss of the woodland habitat was initially blamed on reserve, located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro Fig- overgrazing of cattle by the Maasai people Figure 1. En- vironmental scientists eventually rejected these hypothe- Amboseli ses as the main causes of the environmental change.
Their careful work showed that changes in kller and soils were L.