by Matthew R. Fisher (ed.)
Publisher: Pressbooks 2018
Number of pages: 350
This open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues, from a biological perspective. The text is designed for an introductory-level college science course. Topics include the fundamentals of ecology, biodiversity, pollution, climate change, food production, and human population growth.
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