Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities, 11th Edition (Fellmann)

Chapter 13: Human Impacts on Natural Systems

Objectives for Chapter 13

After reading and studying this chapter, you should be able to:

1. Define environment, biome, and ecosystem.

2. Discuss the processes related to global warming.

3. Explain how acid rain is formed.

4. Explain the main causes of deforestation, desertification, and soil erosion worldwide.

5. Diagram and explain the hydrologic cycle and discuss its relationship to water supply and water quality issues.

6. Discuss some of the problems with dealing with solid and toxic wastes.

7. Discuss the pros and cons of the Yucca Mountain plan.
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