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Environmental Science: Toward A Sustainable Future (Masteringenvironmentalsciences)

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Author: Wright, Richard

Brand: Pearson

Edition: 13

Binding: Paperback

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 672

Release Date: 07-01-2016

Details: Product Description   KEY BENEFIT: The Thirteenth Edition of Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future retains its current content and memorable themes of Science, Sustainability and Stewardship while expanding on the reader-friendly approach with built-in tools that make Wright/Boorse a bestseller. Presenting the most current and relevant Environmental Science issues and research along with new Concept Check questions and Understand the Data questions, the text and MasteringEnvironmentalScience work together to help readers understand the science behind environmental issues.   KEY TOPICS: Science and the Environment;  Economics, Politics, and Public Policy;  Basic Needs of Living Things;  Populations and Communities;  Ecosystems: Energy, Patterns, and Disturbance;  Wild Species and Biodiversity;  The Use and Restoration of Ecosystems;  The Human Population;  Population and Development;  Water: Hydrologic Cycle and Human Use;  Soil: Foundation for Land Ecosystems;  The Production and Distribution of Food;  Pests and Pest Control;  Energy from Fossil Fuels;  Nuclear Power;  Renewable Energy;  Environmental Hazards and Human Health;  Global Climate Change;  Atmospheric Pollution;  Water Pollution and Its Prevention;  Municipal Solid Waste: Disposal and Recovery;  Hazardous Chemicals: Pollution and Prevention;  Sustainable Communities and Lifestyles   MARKET: For anyone interested in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Biology.   About the Author Richard T. Wright is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Gordon College in Massachusetts, where he taught environmental science for 28 years. He earned a B.A. from Rutgers University and a M.A. and Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University. For many years Wright received grant support from the National Science Foundation for his work in marine microbiology, and in 1981, he was a founding faculty member of Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies in Michigan, where he also served as Academic Chairman for 11 years. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Au Sable Institute, and the American Association for the Advancement Scientific Affiliation. In 1996, Wright was appointed a Fulbright Scholar to Daystar University in Kenya, where he taught for two months. He is a member of many environmental organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, Habitat for Humanity, the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Audubon Society, and a supporting member of the Trustees of Reservations. Wright continues to be actively involved in writing and speaking about the environment. He and his wife Ann recently moved to Byfield, Massachusetts, and they drive a Toyota Camry hybrid vehicle as a means of reducing their environmental impact. Wright spends his spare time hiking, fishing, golfing, and enjoying his three children and seven grandchildren.   Dorothy F. Boorse is an associate professor of biology at Gordon College, in Wenham Massachusetts. Her research interest is in drying wetlands such as vernal pools and prairie potholes, and in salt marshes. Her research with undergraduates has included wetland and invasive species projects. She earned a BS in biology from Gordon College, a MS in entomology from Cornell University, and a PhD in oceanography and limnology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Boorse teaches, writes, and speaks about biology, the environment, and care of creation. An essay she wrote on climate change was recently published in a book by the Union of Concerned Scientists and Penguin Press. In 2005 Boorse provided expert testimony on wildlife corridors and environmental ethics for a congressional House subcommittee hearing.   Boorse is a member of a number of ecological and environmental societies including The Ecological Society of America, the Society of Wetland Scientists, the Nature Conservancy, The Audubon Society, The New England Wildflower Society, and the Trustees of Reservations (the oldest land co

Package Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English