Scientific American Environmental Science for a Changing World with Extended Coverage
First Edition   ©2013

Scientific American Environmental Science for a Changing World with Extended Coverage

Anne Houtman , Susan Karr , Jeneen InterlandI

  • ISBN-10: 1-4292-4030-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-4292-4030-7; Format: Paper Text, 432 pages

Expanded Coverage

This extended version adds chapters on:
• Environmental Health
• Preserving Biodiversity
• Mineral Resources
• Feeding the World
• Agriculture: Raising Livestock
• Managing Solid Waste
• Environmental Policy and Law
Science Taught in the Context of Real-World Stories
Engaging stories illuminate pressing environmental issues in context. Each story features scientists working in the field and everyday people tackling environmental problems and finding solutions.
Running Margin Glossary means students encounter important terms in context.
Real Voices, Characters, and Photos draw students in and bring concepts to life.
Skills and Information that Students Can Use Five Years From Now
A Core Message begins every chapter summarizing key chapter ideas.
Analyzing the Science questions ask students to use the concepts they learned in the chapter to think like a scientist and answer data based problems to enhance science literacy skills.
Evaluating New Information questions ask students to evaluate sources of information presented online and in the media to develop their information literacy skills.
Making Connections problems ask students to apply critical thinking skills to case scenarios to build their environmental literacy skills.
Solutions to Environmental Problems to Inspire Students
Biomimicry is a frequent theme in the chapters-using nature’s models and strategies to solve human problems sustainably.
Bring It Home feature considers ways students can address environmental issues on the individual, group, and political level.
Infographics that Provide Practice Interpreting Visual Displays of Data
Infographics provide practice interpreting a wide range of charts, graphs and tables.  They make science concepts approachable by combining
easy-to-follow images with straightforward explanations. Each graphic gives a complete picture of a fundamental scientific principle or environmental concept.
Maps appear in every chapter to anchor the story to a geographical
location and present new data helping students develop skills in geography and map reading.