Visualizing Environmental Science, 3rd Edition
September 2010, ©2011
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
Text, Table, & Line Art Credits 469
Photo Credits 471
- 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
- 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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