Scientific American Environmental Science for a Changing World

Fourth Edition

Publication Date: March 16, 2021

Paperback ISBN: 9781319383480

Pages: 576

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Environmental Science for a Changing World uses an engaging, journalistic approach, featuring real stories about real people, to show students how science works and how to think critically about environmental issues. Each module reads like a single, integrated article with clear...

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 CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Environmental, Science, and Information Literacy
 MODULE 1.1 ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY AND SUSTAINABILITY
 LESSONS FROM A VANISHED SOCIETY
 MODULE 1.2  THE PROCESS OF SCIENCE
 FUNGAL ATTACKER THREATENS BATS
 
 CHAPTER 2 Ecology
 MODULE 2.1 ECOSYSTEMS AND NUTRIENT CYCLING
 ENGINEERING EARTH
 MODULE 2.2 POPULATION ECOLOGY
 GRAY WOLVES RETURN TO YELLOWSTONE
 MODULE 2.3 COMMUNITY ECOLOGY
 THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES: A COMMUNITY IN CRISIS
 
 CHAPTER 3 Evolution and Biodiversity
 MODULE 3.1 EVOLUTION AND EXTINCTION
 A TROPICAL MURDER MYSTERY
 MODULE 3.2 BIODIVERSITY
 PALM OIL PLANTATIONS THREATEN TROPICAL FORESTS
 ONLINE MODULE 3.3 PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY
 A FOREST WITHOUT ELEPHANTS
 
 CHAPTER 4 Human Populations and Environmental Health
 MODULE 4.1 HUMAN POPULATION
 THE KERALA MODEL
 MODULE 4.2 URBANIZATION AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
 CREATING GREEN CITIES
 MODULE 4.3 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND TOXICOLOGY
 ERADICATING A PARASITIC NIGHTMARE
 
 CHAPTER 5 Managing Resources: Environmental Economics and Policy
 MODULE 5.1 ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS AND CONSUMPTION
 WALL TO WALL, CRADLE TO CRADLE
 MODULE 5.2 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
 THE WORLD TACKLES OZONE DEPLETION
 MODULE 5.3 MANAGING SOLID WASTE
 MICROPLASTICS
 
 CHAPTER 6 Water Resources
 MODULE 6.1 FRESHWATER RESOURCES
 WATER WARS
 MODULE 6.2 WATER POLLUTION
 SUFFOCATING THE GULF
 ONLINE MODULE 6.3 MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
 OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: THE “OTHER” CO2 PROBLEM
 
 CHAPTER 7 Geological and Land Resources
 MODULE 7.1 MINERAL RESOURCES
 BALANCING GREEN TECHNOLOGY WITH ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS
 MODULE 7.2 FOREST RESOURCES
 RETURNING TREES TO HAITI
 ONLINE MODULE 7.3 GRASSLANDS
 RESTORING THE RANGE
 
 CHAPTER 8 Food Resources
 MODULE 8.1 FEEDING THE WORLD
 BANKING ON SEEDS
 MODULE 8.2 SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: RAISING CROPS
 FARMING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM
 ONLINE MODULE 8.3 SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: RAISING LIVESTOCK
 CAN A SUSTAINABLE DIET INCLUDE MEAT?
 ONLINE MODULE 8.4 FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
 FISH IN A WAREHOUSE?
 
 CHAPTER 9 Conventional Energy: Fossil Fuels
 MODULE 9.1 COAL
 BRINGING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN
 MODULE 9.2 OIL AND NATURAL GAS
 THE BAKKEN OIL BOOM
 
 CHAPTER 10 Air Quality and Climate Change
 MODULE 10.1 AIR POLLUTION
 THE YOUNGEST SCIENTISTS
 MODULE 10.2 CLIMATE CHANGE
 CLIMATE REFUGEES
 
 CHAPTER 11 Alternatives to Fossil Fuels
 MODULE 11.1 NUCLEAR POWER
 THE FUTURE OF FUKUSHIMA
 MODULE 11.2 SUSTAINABLE ENERGY: STATIONARY SOURCES
 MOVING TOWARD A RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE
 ONLINE MODULE 11.3 SUSTAINABLE ENERGY: MOBILE SOURCES

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