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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Format and Scoring
Underlying Themes and Topics
Themes
Topics
Multiple-Choice Questions
Question Types
Strategies
Free-Response Questions
Earth
Geologic Time Scale
Earth’s Structure
Plate Tectonics
Earthquakes
Volcanoes
Water Cycle
Freshwater
Oceans/Saltwater
Ocean Currents
Soil Dynamics
Rock Cycle
The Rock Cycle
Soil Formation
Soil Profile
Soil Properties
Practice
Answers
Ecosystem Structure
Biological Populations and Communities
Ecological Niches
Species Interactions
Biomes: Terrestrial and Aquatic
Energy Flow
Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Food Webs and Trophic Levels
Ecological Pyramids
Ecosystem Diversity
Biodiversity
Evolution and Natural Selection
Ecosystem Services
Biodiversity Loss, Conservation, and Extinction
Natural Ecosystem Changes
Climate Shift
Species Movement
Ecological Succession
Biogeochemical Cycles
Carbon Cycle
Oxygen Cycle
Nitrogen Cycle
Phosphorus Cycle
Sulfur Cycle
Population Biology Concepts
Population Ecology
Carrying Capacity
Reproductive Strategies
Survivorship
Human Population
Human Population Dynamics
Population Size
Impacts of Population
Agriculture
Feeding a Growing Population
Genetic Engineering and Crop Production
Crop Diversity
Deforestation
Irrigation
Sustainable Agriculture
Controlling Pests
Livestock and Feedlots
Forestry
Tree Plantations
Old Growth, Secondary Growth
Forest Fires
Forest Management
National Forests
Rangelands
Overgrazing
Desertification
Rangeland Management
Other Land Use
Urban Land Development
Transportation Infrastructure
Fishing Management
Global Economies
Globalization
World Bank
Tragedy of the Commons
Global Economics Laws and Treaties
Energy Concepts
APES Math Problems
Laws of Thermodynamics
Energy Consumption
The History of Energy Consumption
Present Global Energy Use
Future Energy Use
Fossil Fuel Resources and Use
Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas
World Reserves and Global Demand
Environmental Advantages and Disadvantages of Fossil Fuels
Nuclear Energy
Nuclear Power
Nuclear Fission Process
Nuclear Fuel
Nuclear Reactors
Nuclear reactor types
Safety Issues
Radiation and Human Health
Understanding Half-Life
Hydroelectric Power
Case Study: The Colorado River
Case Study: Salmon
Energy Conservation
Energy Efficiency
Energy Star
Corporate Average Fuel Economy
Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Mass Transit
Renewable Energy
Solar
Biomass
Wind
Geothermal
Ocean and Tidal Waves
Ocean and Tidal Wave
Pollution Types
Air Pollution
Solid Waste
Impacts on the Environment and Human Health
Hazards to Human Health
Acute and Chronic Effects
Hazardous Chemicals in the Environment
Economic Impacts
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Marginal Costs
Cost of Pollution Control
Sustainability
Stratospheric Ozone
Formation of Stratospheric Ozone
Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation
Ozone Depletion
Relevant Laws and Treaties
Global Warming and Climate Change
Impacts and Consequences of Global Warming
Reducing Climate Change
Loss of Biodiversity
Massive Extinctions from Human Activity
Issues Related to Loss of Biodiversity
Maintenance through Conservation
Answer Sheet
Section I
Section II
Section I: Multiple-Choice Questions
Section II: Free-Response Questions
Answer Key
Answer Explanations
Section II: Free- Response Explanations
S ection II: Free-Response Explanations
Species
Loss of Amphibians
Zebra Mussels: Invasive Species
Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon
Kudzu Invasion
Reintroduction of Gray Wolves to Yellowstone National Park
California Condor
Water
Lake Erie Waste Dumping
St. James Bay Hydroelectric Dams
Gulf of Mexico’s Dead Zone
Aral Sea
Three Gorges Dam
California Water Project
Human
China: One-Child Policy
Easter Island: Tragedy of the Commons
Biosphere 2
Events
Bhopal Chemical Disaster
Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
Cuyahoga River Fire
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
Fukushimi Daiichi Nuclear Disaster
Hurricane Katrina
Kissimmee River Dredging
London Fog Air Pollution
Love Canal Waste Dumping
Santa Barbara Oil Spill
Three-Mile Island Nuclear Disaster
Common Labs
Acid Deposition
Air Quality
Biodiesel from Vegetable Oil
Biodiversity of Invertebrates (Shannon-Wiener Diversity Index)
Composting with Worms
Coriolis Effect
Eco-Columns
Ecological Footprint
Ecosystem Ecology
Energy Audits
Field Studies
Food Webs
50: Bioassay
Oil Spill Cleanup
Predator-Prey Simulation
Productivity
Population Growth in Lemna minor
Porosity
Salinization
Soil Analysis Labs
Solar Cooker/Solar House
Specific Heat: Solar Absorption
Transects
Water Quality
Weathering
Analysis of Past Exams
Experimental-Design Questions
United States Federal Laws
International Treaties
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CliffsNotes AP Environmental Science

CliffsNotes AP Environmental Science

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Your complete guide to a higher score on the*AP Environmental Science examAbout the book:IntroductionReviews of the AP exam format and scoringProven strategies for answering matching; problem solving; multiple choice; cause and effect; tables, graphs, and charts; and basic math questionsHints for tackling the free-response questionsPart I: Subject ReviewsCover all subject areas you'll be tested on:Earth's systems and resourcesThe living worldPopulationLand and water useEnergy resources and consumptionPollutionGlobal changePart II: Practice Exams3 full-length practice exams with answers and complete explanationsProven test-taking strategiesFocused reviews of all exam topics3 full-length practice exams
Your complete guide to a higher score on the*AP Environmental Science examAbout the book:IntroductionReviews of the AP exam format and scoringProven strategies for answering matching; problem solving; multiple choice; cause and effect; tables, graphs, and charts; and basic math questionsHints for tackling the free-response questionsPart I: Subject ReviewsCover all subject areas you'll be tested on:Earth's systems and resourcesThe living worldPopulationLand and water useEnergy resources and consumptionPollutionGlobal changePart II: Practice Exams3 full-length practice exams with answers and complete explanationsProven test-taking strategiesFocused reviews of all exam topics3 full-length practice exams

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