Biological Environmental Science is an introductory textbook for undergraduate students who desire a one semester course or, alternatively, a springboard course for advanced environmental offerings. This book features timely issues such as global warming, air, ground and water pollutions, population growth, species extinction and environmental policy. Unique features of this book include 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 EcologyGlobal Warming: Effects of CO2 and Global Climate Change on Biological OrganismsEnergy: Types of Energy; Non-Renewable EnergyAir PollutionMetals and Volatile Organics Pollutions: Toxic Metals and their SourcesPesticide Pollution: Distribution of Pesticides; Biological EffectsRadioactive PollutionThermal PollutionNoise 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 PollutionSpeciation and Biodiversity: What is a Species? Population Growth: IntroductionEnvironmental Law: Agreements, Laws and Treaties