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New Features of the Third Edition Text

General Changes

  • Includes many new "Environmental Issues", as well as "A Closer Look" essays
  • Current statistics have been updated both in the text and in graphics
  • Each chapter ending has references to related material on the web
  • Updating and adding of topics such as ocean upwelling, forestry & fisheries, toxic dose, etc.

Hallmark Features

  • Objectivity of presentation - Environmental Issues at ends of chapters present students with two views of an issue and ask them to decide what they agree with
  • Text presents five themes to unify the concepts: Human Population Growth, Sustainability, A Global Perspective, An Urban World, Values and Knowledge Scientific method is presented early to give students the foundation they need to understand topics presented throughout the book