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Overview

GREEN is a part of a ground-breaking new series, the National Geographic Learning Reader Series. This series brings learning to life by featuring compelling images, media and text from National Geographic. Through this engaging content, students develop a clearer understanding of the world around them. Published in a variety of subject areas, the National Geographic Learning Reader Series connects key topics to authentic examples and can be used in conjunction with most standard texts or online materials available for your courses. Access to a media-enhanced eBook is included with each reader. The twelve articles in this single-themed reader are inspired by our changing relationship with the earth, based on an understanding that the planet's resources are finite and that our future depends on preserving them. While the term "green" signifies a level of awareness about environmental concerns, it is used here in the broadest sense, to draw students' attention to the state of the planet and to promote discourse on how to address the needs of the human population as well as the ecosystems that sustain life in our world. To what extent we see ourselves as members of a global community and to rethink how we will meet the growing needs of our population in the future are the two central questions this collection asks readers to consider critically.

  • This National Geographic reader examines a range of topics relating to the human footprint, which has begun to raise unprecedented global concerns. Barbara Kingsolver's "Fresh Water" begins the collection and serves as a centerpiece, offering insights on water, perhaps our most precious resource.
  • Each article has an introduction to provide context for the student as well as focus questions that suggest ideas to think about while reading the selection.
  • Rich photography and compelling images are used throughout the reader to further enhance understanding of the selections.
  • The chapter-culminating section includes discussion questions to stimulate both in-class discussion and out-of-class work.
  • Additional resources are available via a media-enhanced eBook. This eBook contains videos as well as the capability to highlight, take notes, search and bookmark.
"Each reading is accompanied by Summary Headnotes, Focus Questions, Discussion Questions, Writing Activities, and Collaborative Activities."
About the Series.
Preface.
Fresh Water.
Last of the Amazon.
The Redwoods Point the Way.
Water Pressure.
The Drying of the West.
The Big Melt.
The End of Plenty.
Still Waters: The Global Fish Crisis.
The Gulf of Oil: The Deep Dilemma.
The 21st-Century Grid.
Saving Energy: It Starts at Home.
High-Tech Trash.

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  • ISBN-10: 1285245792
  • ISBN-13: 9781285245799
  • STARTING AT $25.99

  • ISBN-10: 1133603580
  • ISBN-13: 9781133603580
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $22.00
  • RETAIL $29.95

  • ISBN-10: 113394180X
  • ISBN-13: 9781133941804
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $75.00
  • RETAIL $99.95

"National Geographic content is stunning, innovative, engaging, captivating, and current. The style of writing brings fascination and excitement to the reader. The quality of all of their resources is outstanding."

"National Geographic is the perfect balance of readable, understandable science with stunning visual images."

"National Geographic content is stunning, innovative, engaging, captivating, and current. The style of writing brings fascination and excitement to the reader. The quality of all of their resources is outstanding."

"National Geographic is the perfect balance of readable, understandable science with stunning visual images."

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Online Instructor's Resource Manual

ISBN: 9781285172217
Located on a password-protected faculty companion website, this interactive online instructor's resource manual provides instructors with short summaries of each article, potential answers to the discussion questions, and additional questions for each article and section.

Multimedia eBook, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285172231
To further enhance students' learning, additional resources are available via an eBook. This eBook features highlighting, note-taking, search, and bookmark capabilities.

FOR STUDENTS

Multimedia eBook, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285172231
Access the reader and additional resources online via an eBook. This eBook features highlighting, note-taking, search, and bookmark capabilities.