A User's Guide for Planet Earth: Fundamentals of Environmental Science
A User's Guide for Planet Earth: Fundamentals of Environmental Science provides students with an exploration of the fundamental components of Earth's environmental systems, their interactions, and the way society affects and is affected by alterations in climate, ecosystems, hydrology, and various additional factors. The text distills essential environmental science concepts into an easy-to-understand and highly digestible textbook.
The book begins by exploring several key background issues that lay the foundation for understanding the processes and drivers that control the behavior of the environment. It then delves into the main environmental systems of ecosystems, biogeochemical cycles, water, agriculture, oceans, human health, energy, and climate, culminating in a discussion of the Earth system. Students develop a fundamental understanding of how environmental processes are influenced by and can influence humans and broader society.
In the second edition, revision 3, all relevant graphs and charts have been updated to keep the content as timely and accurate as possible.
A User's Guide for Planet Earth is written for introductory environmental science courses. The clear, concise style of the text helps students grasp critical concepts without any prerequisite requirements.
- Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
- Publish Date: Aug 3rd, 2023
- Pages: 270
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.50in - 0.63in - 2.01lb
- EAN: 9798823338110
- Categories: • Environmental Science (see also Chemistry - Environmental)• Global Warming & Climate Change