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Basics of Environmental Science is an engaging introduction to environmental study. The book offersÂ everyone studying and interested in the environment, an essential understanding of natural environmentsÂ and the way they function. It covers the entire breadth of the environmental sciences, providingÂ concise, non-technical explanations of physical processes and systems and the effects of humanÂ activities.Â In this second edition, the scientific background to major environmental issues is clearly explained.Â These include global warming, genetically modified foods, desertification, acid rain, deforestation,Â human population growth, depleting resources and nuclear power generation. There are also descriptionsÂ of the 10 major biomes.Â Michael Allaby is the author or co-author of more than 60 books, most on various aspects ofÂ environmental science. In addition he has also edited or co-edited seven scientific dictionaries andÂ edited an anthology of writing about the environment.