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1: Environmental Science

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    Learning Outcomes

    After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

    • Describe what the environment is, and some of its major components.
    • Identify the shared characteristics of the natural sciences
    • Understand the process of scientific inquiry
    • Compare inductive reasoning with deductive reasoning
    • Describe the goals of basic science and applied science
    • Define environmental science
    • Understand why it is important to study environmental science
    • Explain the concept of sustainability and its social, political, and cultural challenges
    • Evaluate the main points of environmental ethics
    • Describe the concept of environmental justice
    • Differentiate between developed and developing countries

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