Science in our Environment

Author: Shona Bagai

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 8179933431

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

View: 8087


Prickly cacti, leafy ferns, exotic orchids, and sturdy oak trees are all members of the plant kingdom. However, not only do they look different from each other but their habitats are also vastly unlike. As the Green Genius tackles Teri's eager questions, you, too, will find out more about plants and the important role they play in our lives.

Science in our Environment

Author: Aanchal Broca Kumar

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 8179933423

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

View: 1747


Talking on the phone, text-messaging, chatting on the internet and emailing—today, there are many ways to send and receive information! But there was a time when communicating was not so easy. In fact many thousand years ago, humans did not even know how to speak! Join the ever-inquisitive Teri and the immensely knowledgeable Green Genius in their attempt to trace the journey of communication in this book.

The Science of Air

Author: Frank R. Spellman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420075335

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 4714


Hailed on first publication as a masterful review of the topic, The Science of Air: Concepts and Applications quickly became a standard resource in the field. Clearly written and user-friendly, the second edition continues to provide the scientific underpinnings of the essence of air. Major expansions include: Air math and physics Air flow parameters Indoor air quality Regulatory updates related to indoor and outdoor air quality Updated air pollution control technologies The text follows a pattern that is nontraditional, using a paradigm based on real-world experience. It covers air resource utilization and air protection, contains regulatory updates related to air quality, and provides an update on pollution control technologies. In addition to the discussion of numerous mitigation and remediation procedures, this authoritative resource includes an expanded section on the fundamentals of air chemistry and physics, making it an indispensable text for those tasked with compliance to air pollution laws. The common thread woven through the fabric of this text is air resource utilization and its protection. Numerous examples exist on how understanding the science of air can assist in understanding global climate change, air pollution, radon, indoor air quality, and acid rain. To solve these problems and understand the issues related to air, air pollution control practitioners need a broad base of scientific information from which to draw — The Science of Air fills this critical need.

Environmental Science For Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118167147

Category: Science

Page: 397

View: 2472


The easy way to score high in Environmental Science Environmental science is a fascinating subject, but some students have a hard time grasping the interrelationships of the natural world and the role that humans play within the environment. Presented in a straightforward format, Environmental Science For Dummies gives you plain-English, easy-to-understand explanations of the concepts and material you'll encounter in your introductory-level course. Here, you get discussions of the earth's natural resources and the problems that arise when resources like air, water, and soil are contaminated by manmade pollutants. Sustainability is also examined, including the latest advancements in recycling and energy production technology. Environmental Science For Dummies is the most accessible book on the market for anyone who needs to get a handle on the topic, whether you're looking to supplement classroom learning or simply interested in learning more about our environment and the problems we face. Presents straightforward information on complex concepts Tracks to a typical introductory level Environmental Science course Serves as an excellent supplement to classroom learning If you're enrolled in an introductory Environmental Science course or studying for the AP Environmental Science exam, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered.

Science in our Environment

Author: Aanchal Broca Kumar

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 8179933458

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

View: 5450


The human body is very similar to a machine, with separate mechanisms that work together to keep us healthy. In this book, learn about the different systems, such as the respiratory and the circulatory system, among others, that keep our body functioning normally. Also read little Teri's questions as well the Green Genius's answers about the way the human body works.

Environmental Science in a Changing World

Author: Paige Tucker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781641162753

Category: Nature

Page: 231

View: 5693


Environmental science is an interdisciplinary subject which encompasses biological, physical and information sciences such as, ecology, chemistry, zoology, oceanography, soil science and many others. It also includes atmospheric science. It uses all these scientific fields to study the environment and find solutions to environment related problems. Environmental science provides a quantitative and integrated approach to the study of environmental systems. Environmental science aims to understand the earth processes, mitigation of pollution, alternative energy systems and also the effects of global climate change. It examines the environmental problems and finds the appropriate solutions. The four primary components of this discipline include ecology, geoscience, atmospheric sciences and environmental chemistry. All these components can be further classified into focused branches to facilitate the understanding of our environment. This book traces the progress of this field and highlights some of its key concepts and applications. It strives to provide a fair idea about this discipline and to help develop a better understanding of the latest advances within this field. Those in search of information to further their knowledge will be greatly assisted by this book.

Environmental Science in Building

Author: Randall McMullan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350315737

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 609

View: 2010


This popular textbook covers how the built environment and the management of energy relate to the quality of human living-conditions and the environmental performance of buildings. It is the key introductory text for understanding the principles and theories of the environmental science behind construction, and the only text on the market to provide the basic scientific principles of such a broad range of topics. The text covers a range of areas in the field, including climate change, energy management, and sustainability in construction, with an important focus on contemporary environmental topics such as carbon, lifetime performance and rating schemes. The author is known for his extremely clear, finely crafted text, and the book offers a wealth of excellent worked examples. This text is designed to be useful, at all levels, to students and practitioners of architecture, construction studies, building services, surveying, and environmental science. New to this Edition: - Expansion upon the environmental narrative with coverage of contemporary topics such as carbon, lifetime performance and rating schemes - Additional figures, images and sub-topics in chapters - An updated section on building services to give a broader understanding of modern building services equipment options, specifications and performance implications - Inclusion of a new section which offers commentary on the future of environmental science in building

Science Knowledge and the Environment

Author: Michael Littledyke,Liz Lakin,Keith Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134112300

Category: Education

Page: 171

View: 4316


First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.