Cengage Advantage Books: Sustaining the Earth

Cengage Advantage Books: Sustaining the Earth

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Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. SUSTAINING THE EARTH provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environmental problems we face. About half the price of other environmental science texts, this 14-chapter, one-color core book offers an integrated approach that emphasizes how environmental and resource problems and solutions are related. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. By framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.This process involves converting plant starches into simple sugars, which are processed to produce ethanol. ... using switchgrass to produce ethanol yields about 5.4 times more energy than it takes to grow ita€”a yield much greater than the 1.1a€”1.5 net energy yield for corn. However, researchers have also found that large areas of land would be needed to produce enough cellulosic ethanol to make aanbsp;...

Title:Cengage Advantage Books: Sustaining the Earth
Author:G. Miller, Scott Spoolman
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2011-01-01


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