Environmental Science for the AP® Course

Fourth Edition

Publication Date: April 15, 2023

Hardcover ISBN: 9781319409289

Pages: 832

Precisely aligned for the AP® Environmental Science Course

Environmental Science for the AP® Course was built from the ground up specifically to suit the needs of the AP® Environmental Science course. Friedland and Relyea integrate AP® content, exam prep, and science practices throughout this comprehensive college-level textbook to provide you...
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Module 0 - What is Environmental Science?

Unit 1 - The Living World: Ecosystems

Module 1 - Introduction to Ecosystems
Module 2 - Terrestrial Biomes
Module 3 - Aquatic Biomes
Module 4 - The Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles
Module 5 - The Phosphorus and Hydrologic (Water) Cycles
Module 6 - Primary Productivity
Module 7 - Trophic Levels, Energy Flow and the 10% Rule, Food Chains and Food Webs
Unit 1 Practice Your Science Skills
Unit 1: AP® Environmental Science Practice Exam  

Unit 2 - The Living World: Biodiversity

Module 8 - Introduction to Biodiversity
Module 9 - Ecosystem Services
Module 10 - Island Biogeography
Module 11 - Ecological Tolerance 
Module 12 - Natural Disruptions to Ecosystems
Module 13 - Adaptations
Module 14 - Ecological Succession
Unit 2 Practice Your Science Skills
Unit 2: AP® Environmental Science Practice Exam 

Unit 3 - Populations

Module 15 - Generalist and Specialist Species, K-selected and r-selected Species, and Survivorship Curves Module 16 - Carrying Capacity, Population Growth, and Resource Availability
Module 17 - Age Structure Diagrams and Total Fertility Rates
Module 18 - Human Population Dynamics and the Demographic Transition
Unit 3 Practice Your Science Skills
Unit 3: AP® Environmental Science Practice Exam 

Unit 4 - Earth Systems and Resources

Module 19 - Plate Tectonics
Module 20 - Soil Formation, Erosion, Composition, and its Properties
Module 21 - Watersheds
Module 22 - Earth’s Atmosphere, Global Wind Patterns, Solar Radiation and Earth’s Seasons
Module 23 - Earth’s Geography and Climate; El Niño and La    Niña
Unit 4 Practice Your Science Skills
Unit 4: AP® Environmental Science Practice Exam 

Unit 5 - Land and Water Use

Module 24 - The Tragedy of the Commons and Clearcutting
Module 25 - The Green Revolution
Module 26 - Impacts of Agricultural Practices
Module 27 - Irrigation and Pest Control Methods
Module 28 - Meat Production Methods and the Impacts of Overfishing
Module 29 - Impacts of Mining
Module 30 - Impacts of Urbanizations and the Methods to Reduce Urban Runoff
Module 31 - Ecological Footprints
Module 32 - Introduction to Sustainability
Module 33 - Integrated Pest Management and Sustainable Agriculture
Module 34 - Aquaculture and Sustainable Forestry
Unit 5 Practice Your Science Skills
Unit 5: AP® Environmental Science Practice Exam 

Unit 6 - Energy Resources and Consumption 

Module 35 - Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources and the Global Energy Consumption
Module 36 - Fuel Types and Uses
Module 37 - Distribution of Natural Energy Resources: Fossil Fuels
Module 38 - Nuclear Power
Module 39 - Biomass and Solar Energies, and Hydroelectric Power
Module 40 - Geothermal Energy and Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Module 41 - Wind Energy and Energy Conservation
Unit 6 Practice Your Science Skills
Unit 6: AP® Environmental Science Practice Exam 

Unit 7 - Atmospheric Pollution

Module 42 - Introduction to Air Pollution
Module 43 - Photochemical Smog, Thermal Inversion, Atmospheric CO2 and Particulates
Module 44 - Indoor Air Pollutants
Module 45 - Reduction of Air Pollutants
Module 46 - Acid Rain and Noise Pollution
Unit 7 Practice Your Science Skills
Unit 7: AP® Environmental Science Practice Exam 

Unit 8 - Aquatic & Terrestrial Pollution

Module 47 - Sources of Pollution, Human Impacts on Ecosystems, and Endocrine Disruptors
Module 48 - Human Impacts on Wetlands and Mangroves, Eutrophication, and Thermal Pollution
Module 49 - Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), Bioaccumulation, and Biomagnification
Module 50 - Solid Waste Disposal
Module 51 - Waste Reduction Methods
Module 52 - Sewage Treatment
Module 53 - Lethal Dose 50% (LD50) and Dose Response Curves
Module 54 - Pollution, Human Health, Pathogens, and Infectious Diseases
Unit 8 Practice Your Science Skills
Unit 8: AP® Environmental Science Practice Exam 

Unit 9 - Global Change

Module 55 - Stratospheric Ozone Depletion and its Reduction
Module 56 - The Greenhouse Effect
Module 57 - Increases in the Greenhouse Gases Global Climate Change
Module 58 - Ocean Warming and Ocean Acidification
Module 59 - Invasive Species, Endangered Species, and Human Impacts on Biodiversity
Unit 9 Practice Your Science Skills
Unit 9: AP® Environmental Science Practice Exam

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