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F 55P Pollution - Issues in conservation

This product is proudly Australian Made

ISBN : 1 86283 033 9

Published Date : 01 June 1989

Product Code : F 55P

Format : Free PDF for download

 By Tim Ryan

This book was developed to heighten the awareness of the human impact on our environment. It is hoped that the need to conserve and preserve our resources is highlighted. The lay person, secondary school students and university students need to be conscious of basic information to become informed, conservationally minded citizens. 

Tim Writes

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Australians rely on the sea for travel, for food, for minerals and energy, as well as being a source of pleasure, Many of us enjoy surfing, sailing, fishing, swimming and other recreational activities directly related Lo the sea. Structures such as the Great Barrier Reef and huge sand islands attract thousands of people each year and generate millions of dollars worth of business. If the sea is to continue to provide these needs we will have to maintain it in its present usable and wondrous form. 

 

To embark on.a conservation program we first of all need to know what we are going to conserve. We should know about the different types of plants and animals in the waters, how they are distributed and how they affect each other. No organism lives alone -each has its own place in a food chain, in the cycling of nutrients, and in relationships with other animals and plants. A major prerequisite for conser­vationists and environmental managers is LO fully understand nature's complexities through painstaking research. 

This book endeavours to illustrate the fragile nature of our seas and oceans and how humans can alter the delicate balance. It notes the effect and sources of the many forms of pollution from our wasteful society. Environmental issues continually make the headlines in news bulletins, in many cases giving evidence of new areas being polluted and reminding us of our responsibilities. 

The book, as well as presenting a balanced view of the repercussions associated with the technology of modem society, suggests solutions to these dilemmas. Some of these solutions arc already being implemented in some form, while others are in the developmental stage." 

Teachers Information

Book to heighten the awareness of the human impact on our marine environment

Contents

Chapter 1: BALANCE IN NATURE 

Food and Energy in the Ecosystem Nutrient Cycles 

Exploitation 

New Competitors 

Protected Species 

Conservation of the Sea 

Specific Conservation Issues 

Reef Conservation 

Tourism 

Wetland Destruction 

Urban and Agricultural Ecosystems Student Activities 

 

Chapter 2 A WASTEFUL SOCIETY 

Pollution -Who causes it? 

- Human and other Domestic Wastes

- Industry

- Agriculture

- Radioactive Waste

- Oil

- Mining Industry ...

- Construction Sites, Quarries and Roads

- Accidents

- Wars

- Natural

Student Activities 

 

CHAPTER 3 TURNING THE TIDE OF POLLUTION 

Assessing Water Quality 

Biological Tests 

Chemical and Physical Tests 

Locating lhe Source and Cause of the Problem Curing the Problem -Waste Disposal 

Treatment 

Dispersal 

Reducing Wastes 

Renewable and Non-renewable Resources 

How can you help? 

Student Activities 

 

INDEX