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Scientific American Environmental Science for a Changing World

Susan Karr JENEEN INTERLANDI Anne Houtman

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W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
16 March 2021
GO DIGITAL WITH ACHIEVE Real people. Real stories. Real science.

Available for the first time with Macmillan's new online learning tool, Achieve, Susan Karr's Environmental Science for a Changing World 4e uses an engaging, journalistic approach-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 Scientific American-style article with clear explanations of essential processes and concepts enhanced with beautifully designed infographics.
By:   Susan Karr, JENEEN INTERLANDI, Anne Houtman
Imprint:   W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   4th ed. 2021
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm, 
ISBN:   9781319383480
ISBN 10:   1319383483
Publication Date:   16 March 2021
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
BRIEF CONTENTS 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

Susan Karr, MS, is an Instructor in the Biology Department of Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, and has been teaching for over 15 years. She has served on campus and community environmental sustainability groups and helps produce an annual State of the Environment report on the environmental health of her county. In addition to teaching non-majors courses in environmental science and human biology, she teaches an upper-level course in animal behavior where she and her students train dogs from the local animal shelter in a program that improves the animals' chances of adoption. She received degrees in Animal Behavior and Forestry from the University of Georgia.

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