Visualizing Environmental Science, 4th Edition
August 2013, ©2014
Visualizing Environmental Science offers students a valuable opportunity to identify and connect the central issues of environmental science through a visual approach. Beautifully illustrated, Visualizing Environmental ScienceThe fourth edition shows your students what the discipline is all aboutits main concepts and applicationswhile also instilling an appreciation and excitement about the richness of the subject. Visualizing Environmental Science employs uniquely designed visual pedagogy to help students acquire the skills they need to become better learners. The 4th edition has refined and expanded the visuals using insights from research on student learning and feedback from users.
1 The Environmental Challenges We Face 2
2 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 242
11 The Ocean and Fisheries 272
12 Mineral and Soil Resources 296
13 Land Resources 320
14 Agriculture and Food Resources 348
15 Biodiversity and Conservation 372
16 Solid and Hazardous Waste 396
17 Nonrenewable Energy Resources 418
18 Renewable Energy Resources 442
Graphing Appendix 466
- Significant expansion of graphical representations of information, including additional graphs and tables throughout the text and a particular emphasis on the start of each chapter. Each chapter now opens with a representative story that includes prose, compelling imagery, a visual display of information, and a challenging question about the story to further engage the reader.
- Sustainable Citizen” questions have been added to the end of each chapter.
- New data on worldwide energy trends, including solar thermal and wind electrical generation and biomass ethanol consumption.
- New, Additional graphs associated with many photos throughout the text as well as with all chapter openers to reinforce the importance of data and graphing in environmental science.
- New to this WileyPLUS for Environmental Science, are Smart Science® Graphing Activities, which allow students to work through the scientific process by collecting and graphing real data, then thinking critically about what the data demonstrates.
Visualizing Environmental Science employs uniquely designed visual pedagogy to help students acquire the skills they need to become better learners. The 4th edition has refined and expanded the visuals using insights from research on student learning and feedback from users.
The Visualizing approach uses a variety of research-based visuals to engage students so they become active participants in the learning process. The 4th edition of Visualizing Environmental Science immerses students in course material through visuals (both in print and rich multimedia resources) while organizing complex processes and related course information into easily digestible segments.
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