Holt Environmental Science (2004)


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Table of Contents

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Unit 1: Introduction to Environmental Science
     Chapter 1: Science and the Environment
          Section 1: Understanding Our Environment
          Section 2: The Environment and Society
     Chapter 2: Tools of Environmental Science
          Section 1: Scientific Methods
          Section 2: Statistics and Models
          Section 3: Making Informed Decisions
     Chapter 3: The Dynamic Earth
          Section 1: The Geosphere
          Section 2: The Atmosphere
          Section 3: The Hydrosphere and Biosphere

Unit 2: Ecology
     Chapter 4: The Organization of Life
          Section 1: Ecosystems: Everything is Connected
          Section 2: Evolution
          Section 3: The Diversity of Living Things
     Chapter 5: How Ecosystems Work
          Section 1: Energy Flow in Ecosystems
          Section 2: The Cycling of Materials
          Section 3: How Ecosystems Change
     Chapter 6: Biomes
          Section 1: What is a Biome?
          Section 2: Forest Biomes
          Section 3: Grassland, Desert, and Tundra Biomes
     Chapter 7: Aquatic Ecosystems
          Section 1: Freshwater Ecosystems
          Section 2: Marine Ecosystems

Unit 3: Populations
     Chapter 8: Understanding Populations
          Section 1: How Populations Change in Size
          Section 2: How Species Interact with Each Other
     Chapter 9: The Human Population
          Section 1: Studying Human Populations
          Section 2: Changing Population Trends
     Chapter 10: Biodiversity
          Section 1: What is Biodiversity?
          Section 2: Biodiversity at Risk
          Section 3: The Future of Biodiversity

Unit 4: Water, Air, and Land
     Chapter 11: Water
          Section 1: Water Resources
          Section 2: Water Use and Management
          Section 3: Water Pollution
     Chapter 12: Air
          Section 1: What Causes Air Pollution
          Section 2: The Ozone Shield
          Section 3: Global Warming
     Chapter 13: Atmosphere and Climate Change
          Section 1: Climate and Climate Change
          Section 2: Forest Biomes
          Section 3: Grassland, Desert, and Tundra Biomes
     Chapter 14: Land
          Section 1: How We Use Land
          Section 2: Urban Land Use
          Section 3: Land Management and Conservation
     Chapter 15: Food and Agriculture
          Section 1: Feeding the World
          Section 2: Crops and Soil
          Section 3: Animals and Agriculture

Unit 5: Mineral and Energy Resources
     Chapter 16: Mining and Mineral Resources
          Section 1: Minerals and Mineral Resources
          Section 2: Mineral Explorations and Mining
          Section 3: Mining Regulations and Mine Reclamation
     Chapter 17: Nonrenewable Energy
          Section 1: Energy Resources and Fossil Fuels
          Section 2: Nuclear Energy
     Chapter 18: Renewable Energy
          Section 1: Renewable Energy Today
          Section 2: Alternative Energy and Conservation
     Chapter 19: Waste
          Section 1: Solid Waste
          Section 2: Reducing Solid Waste
          Section 3:Hazardous Waste

Unit 6: Our Health and Our Future
     Chapter 20: The Environment and Human Health
          Section 1: Pollution and Human Health
          Section 2: Biological Hazards
     Chapter 21: Economics, Policy, and the Future
          Section 1: Economics and International Cooperation
          Section 2: Environmental Policies of the United States
          Section 3: The Importance of the Individual