Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment

By Paul R. Ehrlich; Anne H. Ehrlich et al. | Go to book overview

Index of Subjects
abortion, 216-217, 753-761, 837, 839, 997
historical, 186, 739
fertility rate and, 212, 216-217, 755, 758, 761
religious groups on, 808
medical profession and, 824
acaracide, 981
accidents, in energy production, 488, 489
acidity
soil, 89, 92, 254
of rainfall, 89, 92, 661-662, 663
sulfur reaction and, 89
of water, 263
adenosine triphosphate (ATP), 72, 73
adoption, 785, 786
advertising, 841-842
aerosols
natural, 42
in propellants, 552, 597, 674-675
affluence, and consumption, 721-722
Afghanistan, 331, 968
demography of, 201, 762, 765, 782, 961
Africa. See alsoSahelandcountries by name
geography of, 13, 31, 250, 260, 273
monsoons of, 57, 685-686
demography of, 179, 185, 198, 199, 200, 208, 222-231 passim, 305, 309, 776-777, 960-961, 965
urbanization of, 237, 238, 239
food supply in, 287-299 passim, 326, 328, 329, 342, 375
in world trade, 317, 318, 319, 394, 521
fertilizer use in, 332, 333
petroleum and, 394, 413
cancer in, 590, 591
family planning in, 759, 762, 763, 808
age composition, 98, 106-115, 197, 202-208, 218, 746-747
of countries, 960-963
Agency for International Development
(AID) U.S., 746, 761, 763, 924, 995
agriculture. See alsofood supply
resource use by, 2, 3, 264, 265, 473
ecosystem effect of, 48, 284-285, 623-629
model system for, 171
population and, 186, 192, 193, 208-209, 231, 348
effect of technology on, 193, 285, 335, 338, 340
land use and, 235, 248, 252, 276, 872
milpa, 284, 345, 349, 624-626
research in, 323-326, 340
climate and, 681, 687-688
in less developed countries, 931, 933, 934, 935
Agriculture Revolution, population and, 182, 183, 185-186, 189, 198, 235
agrisilviculture, 345-346
air, 32-33, 36
air conditioning, 468, 469, 492-493, 722
aircraft, transport, 685, 815-816
supersonic, 673-674, 819, 856-857
air pollution, 542-555, 661-664
standard for, 427-429, 549-555
radioactive, 443-444, 452
trace metals in, 568
from automobiles, 865
Alaska, 414, 825
Albania, 776, 887, 963, 968
albedo, 42-43, 61, 62, 681-682
aldrin, 564, 566, 641, 855, 981, 983
Aleutian low, 55
algae, 71, 138, 163, 560, 665, 671
in nitrogen cycle, 82, 83, 85, 375, 666
in soil, 253, 640
as protein supplement, 370, 371-372
oxygen balance and, 665, 667
Algeria, 331, 894, 968
demography of, 762, 764, 782, 960, 965
Alliance for Progress, 890, 892
alpha particles, 580-581
altitudinal gradients, in biomes, 157, 159
alum, in water treatment, 558
aluminum, 19, 20, 87, 726
in soil, 254-255, 256
supplies of, 516-530 passim
Amazon basin, 31, 142, 260, 626-627, 718
forests of, 157, 273, 278, 345, 626
American Medical Association (AMA), 741, 824
Ames, Bruce, mutagenicity test by, 595, 814
amino acids, 73, 82, 83, 128, 973
amino group (NH2+), 81
ammonia (NH3), 68, 81-87, 557, 598, 684
ammonification, 82, 83, 86
ammonium ion (NH4+), 81, 84, 86, 87
ammonium nitrate, 84
ammonium sulfate, 84, 91
Amtrak, 866, 868
Anabaena algae, 375
anchovies, 354-355, 569
Andes mountains, 17
anemia, 306, 316, 976, 977, 993
Angola, 909, 960, 968
population policy in, 762, 764
animals. See alsoby type
in nutrient cycles, 77-91 passim
in food chains, 128-129
in biomes, 149-158 passim
as food, 289-290
husbandry of, 289, 375-376
as test organisms, 577-579, 594
pesticide effects on, 634-642
anions. See alsoby name
in nutrient cycles, 73
Antarctica, 166-170, 355, 359, 360-361, 635, 912
geography of, 13, 25-28
antelopes, 375
anthracite, 78, 416

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