Suitable for undergraduate students, this textbook features issues such as global warming, air, ground and water pollutions, population growth, species extinction and environmental policy. It includes the use of research data and literature, copious illustrations and appendices for the scientific method.
What is Ecology?; Environmental Science; Introduction to Environmental Science and its Relationship to Ecology; Global Warming; Effects of CO2 and Global Climate Change on Biological Organisms; Energy; Types of Energy; Non-Renewable Energy; Air Pollution; Metals and Volatile Organics Pollutions; Toxic Metals and their Sources; Pesticide Pollution; Distribution of Pesticides; Biological Effects; Radioactive Pollution; Thermal Pollution; Noise Pollution; What Constitutes Noise Pollution and What are its Sources?; What are the Biological Effects of Noise?; What are the Measures to Control Noise?; Agricultural Pollution; Speciation and Biodiversity; What is a Species?; Population Growth; Introduction; Environmental Law; Agreements, Laws and Treaties.