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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 Environmental Science for a Changing World 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 Environmental Science for a Changing World 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.
Chapter 1. Introduction to Environmental, Science, and Information Literacy
Chapter 2. Ecology
Chapter 3. Evolution and Biodiversity
Chapter 4. Human Populations and Environmental Health
Chapter 5. Managing Resources: Environmental Economics and Policy
Chapter 6. Water Resources
Chapter 7. Land Resources
Chapter 8. Food Resources
Chapter 9. Conventional Energy: Fossil Fuels
Chapter 10. Air Pollution: Consequences of Using Fossil Fuels
Chapter 11. Alternatives to Fossil Fuels
Susan Karr is an instructor in the Biology Department of Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, and has been teaching for over 15 years. She has served on campus and community environmental sustainability groups and helps produce an annual "State of the Environment" report on the environmental health of her county. In addition to teaching non-majors courses in environmental science and human biology, she teaches an upper-level course in animal behavior where she and her students train dogs from the local animal shelter in a program that improves the animals' chances of adoption.
Jeneen InterlandI is a science writer who contributes to Scientific American and The New York Times Magazine. Previously, she spent four years as a staff writer for Newsweek, where she covered health, science, and the environment. In 2009, she received a Kaiser Foundation fellowship for global health reporting and traveled to Europe and Asia to cover outbreaks of drug-resistant tuberculosis. Jeneen has worked as a researcher at both Harvard Medical School and Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory.
Anne Houtman is Professor and Head of the School of Life Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, which includes programs in Environmental and Biological Sciences. Her research interests are in the behavioral ecology of birds, and currently research in her laboratory focuses on the ecology and evolution of hummingbird song. She also has an active research program in science pedagogy.