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作者 Wali, Mohan K
書名 The Environment : Science, Issues, and Solutions
出版項 Bosa Roca : Taylor & Francis Group, 2009
©2010
國際標準書號 9781420007336 (electronic bk.)
9780849373879
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (644 pages)
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附註 Front cover -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- The Authors -- International System of Units (SI) -- Section A: Ecosystem Structure and Function -- Chapter 1. The Environment and the Nature of Scientific Enquiry -- Chapter 2. Biosphere and the Science of Ecology -- Chapter 3. Atmosphere, Climate, and Organisms -- Chapter 4. The Soil Environment -- Chapter 5. The Aquatic Environment -- Chapter 6. Biogeochemical Cycling of Materials -- Chapter 7. Energy Flows and Ecosystem Productivity -- Chapter 8. Population Ecology -- Chapter 9. Community Ecology and Succession -- Chapter 10. Biomes-the Major Ecosystems of the World -- Section B: Contemporary Environmental Issues -- Chapter 11. Human Population Growth -- Chapter 12. Land Use-Agriculture -- Chapter 13. Land Ue-Forest Resources -- Chapter 14. Land-Use Mining for Mineral and Coal Resources -- Chapter 15. Land Use-Urbanization and Transportation -- Chapter 16. Water Resources-Quantity and Quality -- Chapter 17. Fuel Energy -- Chapter 18. Air Quality and Stratospheric Ozone -- Chapter 19. The Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change -- Chapter 20. Biological Diversity Loss and the March of Invasive Species -- Section C: Seeking Solutions -- Chapter 21. Environmental Policy and Law -- Chapter 22. Economic Systems, Growth, and Development -- Chapter 23. Environmental Management -- Chapter 24. Restoration of Disturbed Ecosystems -- Chapter 25. Conservation of Biological Diversity and Natural Resources -- Chapter 26. Sustainable Development -- References -- Useful Web Resources -- Glossary -- Index -- Back cover
Ecosystem Structure and FunctionThe Environment and the Nature of Scientific EnquiryMeaning and Significance of EnvironmentThe Pale Blue DotStories in the NewsAdvent of Global Environmental AwakeningFocus on Environmental Problems SharpensAdvances in Environmental Research and RegulationThe Scientific MethodTypes of Scientific StudiesThe Two Cultures and the EnvironmentThe Urge to Live, Live Well, and Live BetterBiosphere and the Science of EcologyThe BiosphereThe LithosphereThe HydrosphereThe Science of EcologyThe Ecosystem ConceptAtmosphere, Climate, and OrganismsAtmosphereClimate and WeatherGlobal Climate and General CirculationSolar Radiation and LightHeat and Air TemperaturePrecipitation, Humidity, and WindInfluence of TopographyClimate, Weather, and HumansThe Soil EnvironmentSoil DefinedOrigin of SoilsSoil Physical CharacteristicsSoil Chemical RelationsSoil BiotaThe Aquatic EnvironmentCharacteristics of WaterHydrological CycleStreams and RiversFreshwater LakesSaline LakesWetlandsOceans, Seas, and EstuariesBiogeochemical Cycling of MaterialsBiogeochemical CyclesDrivers of Biogeochemical CyclesHydrological or Water CycleGaseous CyclesMineral or Sedimentary CyclesInteractions of Biogeochemical CyclesEnergy Flows and Ecosystem ProductivitySolar Energy-the Driving VariableLaws of ThermodynamicsTerrestrial Primary ProductivityPhotosynthetic PathwaysEcological Controls on Primary ProductivityAquatic Primary ProductivitySecondary ProductivityBioaccumulation through Food WebsPopulation EcologyPopulations-the Central Units in Ecology and EvolutionPopulation GrowthRegulation of Population SizeSpatial Patterns of Population AbundanceLife Histories of OrganismsInterspecific Interactions and Population DynamicsCommunity Ecology and SuccessionEcological CommunitiesCommunity StructureEcological SuccessionChanges in SuccessionControls on
SuccessionMechanisms of SuccessionRangeland SuccessionConcept of Climax, Old-Growth, or Mature CommunitiesBiomes-the Major Ecosystems of the WorldIntroductionBiomesTundra and AlpineTaigaTemperate Deciduous ForestGrasslandTemperate Coniferous ForestDry-Mesic ForestTemperate Rain ForestDesertTropical Rain ForestTropical SavannasEcotonesEcoregionsContemporary Environmental IssuesHuman Population GrowthIntroductionForces Driving Human Population GrowthRapid Growth in Numbers Means Greater ConsumptionBiophysical Controls over Population GrowthIncreasing Consumption and Decreasing Natural ResourcesUneven Access to Natural Capital Threatens Global SecurityEnvironmental RefugeesOverall Assessment of Increasing Human NumbersLand Use-AgricultureAgriculture in RetrospectTraditional and Industrialized AgricultureFood Bounty of the United StatesEnergy Input into AgricultureThe Green RevolutionLand Use ConflictsGrowing MonoculturesSustaining Energy SubsidiesBiocides: Use, Persistence, and Health EffectsDisruption of Biogeochemical CyclesSoil ErosionDesertificationAnimal AgricultureChallenges of Food SecurityLand Use-Forest ResourcesForest Ecosystems in PerspectiveGlobal and National Extent of ForestsTypes and Functions of ForestsForest ProductsHarvestingDeforestation and Its Underlying CausesImpacts on Hydrological CycleImpacts on Gaseous and Sedimentary CyclesHabitat Fragmentation and Loss of BiodiversityForest Death: Mortality, Insects, and PathogensForest FiresChallenges for Forest ManagementLand Use-Mining for Mineral and Coal ResourcesIntroductionTypes of MineralsMineral ExplorationExtraction from the GroundMineral ProcessingConsumption Patterns and Environmental ImpactsWaste Production and Disposal-Eastern United States and CanadaWaste Production and Disposal-Western United States and CanadaIndustrial EcologyLegislative MeasuresLand Use-Urbanization and
TransportationForces Driving UrbanizationTrends of UrbanizationGrowing Global Urban PopulationLand UseUrban Transportation and ImpactsUrban-Industrial Wastes and Biogeochemical CyclesUrban Climate and Air PollutantsUrban VegetationWater Resources-Quantity and QualityThe Essential Nature of WaterUse and Depletion of Surface and Ground WaterImpounding WaterCompetition for WaterWater Quality-Freshwater and Marine EcosystemsOil Spills in Marine SystemsDecline of FisheriesLegislation on Water IssuesFuel EnergyEnergy as FuelEnergy from BiomassEnergy from Nonrenewable ResourcesFossil Fuel Energy-Retrospect and ProspectEnergy from Renewable ResourcesCurrent Global and National Energy ProfileEnergy PolicyAir Quality and Stratospheric OzoneIntroductionSources of Air PollutantsTypes of Air PollutantsAir Pollutant TransformationsModes of Air Pollutant ActionCriteria Air PollutantsNature of Atmospheric DepositionFactors Affecting Atmospheric DepositionAcidification of Water and SoilsAcidification of Lakes and StreamsAcidification of ForestsAcidification Impacts on AgricultureAtmospheric Pollution and Human HealthAtmospheric Deposition Impacts on MonumentsThe Ozone "Hole" and the Montreal ProtocolThe Greenhouse Effect and Climate ChangeIntroductionGreenhouse Gases and the Greenhouse EffectGeological History and TemperatureCarbon Dioxide and TemperatureEvidence of Carbon Dioxide IncreaseSources and Sinks of CarbonOther Greenhouse GasesEvidence of Global WarmingGeneral Circulation ModelsClimate-Weather UncertaintiesResponse of Biota to Climate ChangeClimate Change and Human HealthRecent National and International ResponsesBiological Diversity Loss and the March of Invasive SpeciesBiological DiversityValues of Safeguarding Biological DiversityBiological InvasionsMajor Factors That Facilitate InvasionsTemporal Attributes of Invasive SpeciesEffects of Invasions on
Ecosystem Structure and FunctionHow Do Species Invade So Successfully?Invasions as Agents of Environmental ChangeEconomic Losses from InvasionsGetting Rid of Invasive SpeciesPolicies to Lessen Biodiversity LossSeeking SolutionsEnvironmental Policy and LawIntroductionPolicy-Making and ScienceProcess of Making PolicyEnvironmental PolicyEnvironmental Policy and EcologyEnvironment and Energy: an ExamplePublic versus Private RightsEnvironmental Policy and Law: the United States as an ExampleLegislative Goals versus Implementation ActionsInternational Issues, Laws, and TreatiesEnvironmental Policy InstrumentsEnvironmental JusticeThe Precautionary PrincipleMiles Gained, Miles RemainingEconomic Systems, Growth, and DevelopmentEconomics and Its BeginningEconomic Practice and Its Major PrinciplesResourcesThe ExternalitiesGlobal Poverty and Economic Sector SubsidiesEnvironmental and Resource EconomicsEconomics and EcologySteady-State EconomicsEcological EconomicsGrowth and DevelopmentMarket Economics: GDP and GNPGenuine Progress IndicatorHuman Development IndexThe Concept of Ecological FootprintEnvironmental ManagementPrinciples of Adaptive Ecosystem ManagementEnvironmental Information SystemsEcosystem AnalysesEcosystem Classification SystemsEcosystem Integrity and StabilityAssessment of Environmental Health and RisksManagement of Damaged versus Intact EcosystemsDesign and Management of Natural Protection AreasSustainable Watershed ManagementBest Land Management PracticesRestoration of Disturbed EcosystemsRestoring Degraded SystemsRestoration, Rehabilitation, or…Initiating the Process of RestorationThe Restoration ProtocolGrassland Restoration on Mined LandsForest Restoration on Mined LandsRestoration of WetlandsWetland Conservation EffortsBrownfields, Bioremediation, and PhytoremediationEvaluating SuccessGlobal Imperative of Restoration EconomyConservation
of Biological Diversity and Natural ResourcesPrinciples for ConservationBiological Diversity and Ecosystem ServicesExtinction Is a Natural ProcessThe Control of Invasive SpeciesConservation BiologyStrategies for ConservationConservation of Natural ResourcesCase Study: Recycling and Natural ResourcesSustainable DevelopmentApproaches to Achieving SustainabilityThe Concept of Sustainable DevelopmentEcological Controls on Sustainable DevelopmentRevolutionary Thinking in Economics Is NeededCases in Point: Food Production and Renewable EnergyThe Eco-City Concept: Green CitiesEcotourismSustainability Inter AliaEnvironmental Awareness Is Here to StayThe Road AheadReferencesGlossary
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