Introduction: Learning Skills.PART I: HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW.1. Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability. PART II: SCIENCE, ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES, AND SUSTAINABILITY.2. Science, Matter, Energy, and Ecosystems.3. Biodiversity and Evolution.4. Community Ecology, Population Ecology, and the Human Population. PART III: SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY.5. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach. 6. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach. PART IV: SUSTAINING NATURAL RESOURCES.7. Food Production and the Environment. 8. Water Resources and Water Pollution. 9. Nonrenewable Energy Resources. 10. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. PART V: SUSTAINING ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.11. Environmental Hazards and Human Health. 12. Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Ozone Depletion. 13. Urbanization and Solid and Hazardous Waste. PART VI: SUSTAINING HUMAN SOCIETIES.14. Economics, Politics, Worldviews, and the Environment. Appendix: Units of Measurement.