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Visualizing Environmental Science, 3rd Edition

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Now in its 3rd edition, Visualizing Environmental Science offers students a valuable opportunity to identify and connect the central issues of environmental science through a visual approach. The 3rd edition has refined and expanded the visuals using insights from research on student learning. Visualizing Environmental Science 3e is designed to help students acquire the skills they need to become better learners.  The visualizing approach reduces the cognitive load of complex processes, organizes related pieces of information, and integrates information into clear representations. Beautifully illustrated, Visualizing Environmental Science 3e shows your students what the discipline is all about—its main concepts and applications—while also instilling an appreciation and excitement about the richness of the subject.
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Table of Contents

Preface v

1 The Environmental Challenges We Face 2

2 Environmental Sustainability and Human Values 26

3 Environmental History, Politics, and Economics 48

4 Risk Analysis and Environmental Health Hazards 72

5 How Ecosystems Work 96

6 Ecosystems and Evolution 126

7 Human Population Change and the Environment 158

8 Air and Air Pollution 190

9 Global Atmospheric Changes 216

10 Freshwater Resources and Water Pollution 240

11 The Ocean and Fisheries 270

12 Mineral and Soil Resources 294

13 Land Resources 318

14 Agriculture and Food Resources 346

15 Biological Resources 370

16 Solid and Hazardous Waste 394

17 Nonrenewable Energy Resources 416

18 Renewable Energy Resources 440

Glossary 465

Text, Table, & Line Art Credits 469

Photo Credits 471

Index 477

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New To This Edition

  • New coauthor in Dave Hassenzahl, Chatham University
  • New data interpretation features attached to visuals to help engage students
  • New “critical thinking” questions and “from global to local” questions attached to visuals
  • Virtual fieldtrips
  • Chapter openers were updated including: Drought in Australia
  • Updated case studies including: the environmental impacts of China’s Three Gorges Dam and the Loess Plateau in China
  • Refined and expanded visuals based on insights from research on student learning
  • Updates to the “EnviroDiscovery” feature including: an emerging urban feature: Green Roofs
  • Process diagrams explaining and providing examples of Environmental Impact Analyses
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Chapter Introductions illustrate certain concepts in the chapter with concise stories about some of today’s most pressing environmental issues. These narratives are featured alongside striking accompanying photographs. The chapter openers also include illustrated Chapter Outlines that use thumbnails of illustrations from the chapter to refer visually to the content.
  • Visualizing features are specially designed multi-part visual spreads that focus on a key concept or topic in the chapter, exploring it in detail or in broader context using a combination of photos and figures.
  • Process Diagrams present a multi-step figure or a combination of figures that describes and depicts a complex process, helping students to observe, follow, and understand the process.
  • What a Scientist Sees features highlight a concept or phenomenon, using photos and figures that would stand out to a professional in the field, and helping students to develop observational skills.
  • EnviroDiscovery features provide additional topical material about relevant environmental issues.
  • The illustrated Case Studies that cap off the text sections of each chapter offer a wide variety of in-depth examinations that address important issues in the field of environmental science.
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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
Image Gallery
All photographs, figures, maps, and other visuals from the text are online and can be used as you wish in the classroom. These online electronic files allow you to easily incorporate them into your PowerPoint presentations as you choose, or to create your own overhead transparencies and handouts.
Virtual Discovery Labs
Virtual Discovery Labs, authored by Brian Shmaefsky of Lone Star College, bring select core concepts to life in an online lab setting. Virtual Discovery Labs offer students an excellent alternative to hands on lab work with assignable lab reports and question assignments.
Environmental Science Basics
Environmental Science Basics provides a suite of animated concepts and tutorials to give students a solid grounding in key basic environmental concepts. Concepts ranging from global climate change to sustainable agriculture are presented across 21 modules in easy-to-understand language.
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Virtual Discovery Labs
Virtual Discovery Labs, authored by Brian Shmaefsky of Lone Star College, bring select core concepts to life in an online lab setting. Virtual Discovery Labs offer students an excellent alternative to hands on lab work with assignable lab reports and question assignments.
Environmental Science Basics
Environmental Science Basics provides a suite of animated concepts and tutorials to give students a solid grounding in key basic environmental concepts. Concepts ranging from global climate change to sustainable agriculture are presented across 21 modules in easy-to-understand language.
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Visualizing Environmental Science, 3rd Edition
ISBN : 978-0-470-56918-4
528 pages
September 2010, ©2011
$143.95   BUY

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