Scientific American Environmental Science for a Changing World
Second Edition   ©2015

Scientific American Environmental Science for a Changing World

Susan Karr , Jeneen InterlandI , Anne Houtman

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-11639-6; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-11639-2; Format: e-Book Agency, 432 pages
New Chapter Stories
Biodiversity  Palm Planet: Production of a common household ingredient is wreaking havoc on wildlife across the globe

Water Pollution  Into the Gulf: The makings of a dead zone, far upstream

Oil and Natural Gas  The Bakken Oil Boom: Is our next big fuel source our dirtiest?

New Learning Path in the Chapter Openers
The Learning Path matches each chapter’s Guiding Questions with a visual cue to corresponding infographics. This gives students a clear roadmap to the chapter and reinforces the fundamental connection between the chapter story and art.

New Guiding Question Study Spread
Each chapter now concludes with a two-page recap that aligns with the chapter’s Guiding Questions. Practice questions and references to relevant infographics help students make sure they understand the important scientific content of the chapter.

Enhanced Infographics with Critical Thinking Questions
Acclaimed for helping students visualize essential concepts, processes, and experimental techniques, the infographics now include questions to help students think critically about the information and apply what they’re learning.

New Key Concepts
Chapters now include "key concept" callouts that reinforce important ideas and serve as guideposts as students review the material and prepare for exams.

Developed with extensive feedback from instructors and students, this new online course space offers:

  • Pre-built units for each chapter, curated by experienced educators, with media organized and ready to assign or customize to suit your course.
  • All resources for the text in one location, including an interactive e-book, LearningCurve adaptive quizzing (see below), optional chapters on resources, agriculture, and energy, instructor resources, and more.
  • Intuitive and useful analytics and gradebook that reveals how your class is doing individually and as a whole.
  • A streamlined interface that lets you create your entire course in minutes.

In a game-like format, LearningCurve adaptive and formative quizzing provides an effective way to get students involved in the coursework. It offers:

  • A unique learning path for each student, with quizzes shaped by each individual’s correct and incorrect answers.
  • A Personalized Study Plan, to guide students’ preparation for class and for exams.
  • Feedback for each question with live links to relevant e-book pages, guiding students to the reading they need to do to improve their areas of weakness.