9781319059620

Scientific American Environmental Science for a Changing World

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  • ISBN13:

    9781319059620

  • ISBN10:

    1319059627

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-01-05
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman

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Summary

Following real people and real science, Environmental Science for a Changing World uses an engaging, journalistic approach to show students how science works and how to think critically about environmental issues. Each module uses a single, integrated story to provide context for the science with beautifully designed infographics to clarify essential processes and concepts. This approach has proven so effective that instructors using the book report a dramatic increase in the number of students who read the assignments and come to class ready to participate.


The third edition features new stories, updated scientific coverage, and a new modular organization that makes using the book easier than ever.  Each chapter is home to two or more modules that focus on different aspects of a topic, giving instructors flexibility to tailor reading and online assignments to their course.  Every module tells a compelling, integrated story, and is built on a pedagogical framework of Guiding Questions to help students identify the scientific concepts that form the basis for the story.


This edition also has a dedicated version of Macmillan’s online course space, SaplingPlus, home to the interactive eBook, all resources, and pre-built units for each module with ready-to-use assignments and activities for both traditional lecture and active classrooms.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Environmental, Science, and Information Literacy



Module 1.1 Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Lessons from a Vanished Society


Module 1.2 Science Literacy and the Process of Science Fungal Attacker Threatens North American Bats


Module 1.3 Information Literacy and Toxicology Lead in the Water


Chapter 2. Ecology



Module 2.1 Ecosystems and Nutrient Cycling Engineering Earth


Module 2.2 Population Ecology Gray Wolves Return to Yellowstone


Module 2.3 Community Ecology The Florida Everglades: A Community in Crisis


Chapter 3. Evolution and Biodiversity



Module 3.1 Evolution and Extinction A Tropical Murder Mystery


Module 3.2 Biodiversity Palm Oil Plantations Threaten Tropical Forests


Module 3.3 Preserving Biodiversity A Forest Without Elephants*


Chapter 4. Human Populations and Environmental Health



Module 4.1 Human Populations The Kerala Model


Module 4.2 Urbanization and Sustainable Communities Creating Green Cities


Module 4.3 Environmental Health Eradicating a Parasitic Nightmare


Chapter 5. Managing Resources: Environmental Economics and Policy



Module 5.1 Ecological Economics and Consumption Wall to Wall, Cradle to Cradle


Module 5.2 Environmental Policy The World Tackles Ozone Depletion


Module 5.3 Managing Solid Waste A Plastic Surf


Chapter 6. Water Resources



Module 6.1 Freshwater Resources Toilet to Tap


Module 6.2 Water Pollution Suffocating the Gulf


Module 6.3 Marine Ecosystems Ocean Acidification: The "Other" CO2 Problem*


Chapter 7. Land Resources



Module 7.1 Forests Returning Trees to Haiti


Module 7.2 Soil Resources and Grasslands Restoring the Range*


Module 7.3 Mineral Resources No Stone Unturned*


Chapter 8. Food Resources



Module 8.1 Feeding the World A Gene Revolution


Module 8.2 Sustainable Agriculture: Raising Crops Farming Like an Ecosystem


Module 8.3 Agriculture: Raising Livestock Can Meat Be Part of a Healthy, Environmentally Conscious Diet?*


Online Module 8.4 Fisheries and Aquaculture Fish in a Warehouse?*


Chapter 9. Conventional Energy: Fossil Fuels



Module 9.1 Coal Bringing Down the Mountain


Module 9.2 Oil and Natural Gas The Bakken Oil Boom


Chapter 10. Air Pollution: Consequences of Using Fossil Fuels



Module 10.1 Air Pollution The Youngest Scientists


Online Module 10.2 Global Climate Change Climate Refugees


Chapter 11. Alternatives to Fossil Fuels



Module 11.1 Nuclear Power The Future of Fukushima


Module 11.2 Sun, Wind, Water, and Earth Energy Fueled by the Sun


Module 11.3 Biofuels Gas from Grass*


*Available online in SaplingPlus

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