Environmental Science: Understanding Our Changing Earth, 1st Edition

  • The American Geological Institute
  • ISBN-10: 142831170X
  • ISBN-13: 9781428311701
  • 592 Pages Hardcover 
  • © 2011 | Published
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Overview

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: UNDERSTANDING OUR CHANGING EARTH, offers a unique "Earth Systems" approach to teaching both Earth Science and Environmental Science. Earth system science provides a framework for developing a truly innovative environmental science curriculum. An interdisciplinary environmental science curriculum that emphasizes Earth systems helps students develop the underlying science and knowledge that forms the foundation for understanding and policy discussion. Moreover, the critical component of environmental science is the focus on how earth systems interact with human society. This subject uniquely ties the physical sciences with social sciences, constituting an opportunity to demonstrate the widest application of science to life. Within this context of human interaction is the need to address concepts of risk and cost-benefit. Students begin to understand the process of decision-making made by policy-makers when using earth system information.


Features/Benefits

  • EARTH SYSTEMS APPROACH: Shows the connectedness of the Earth systems to each other and particularly to humans.
  • EVERYDAY EXAMPLES: The text is written with practical examples relevant to the life experiences and understanding of its high school audience.
  • RICHLY ILLUSTRATED throughout with current and up-to-date images of what is happening in our environment today.
  • Conversational style of writing that engages students.
  • Clearly stated objectives at the beginning of each chapter.

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Table of Contents

Part I: EARTH AND ITS ENVIRONMENTS.
1. Earth Systems.
2. Ecology.
3. Human Population.
4. Environmental Change.
Part II. LIVING AT EARTH SYSTEM INTERFACES.
5. Coasts.
6. Watersheds and Rivers.
7. Weather and Storms.
8. Urban Environments.
Part III. LIVING WITH A DYNAMIC EARTH.
9. Restless Earth.
10. Volcanoes.
11. Earthquakes.
12. Unstable Land.
Part IV. DEPENDING ON THE EARTH.
13. Water.
14. Using Earth's Soil.
15. Using Earth's Energy Resources.
16. Mining.
17. Can you see the future?

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Lab Manual CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1428311750 | ISBN-13: 9781428311756)

Consists of pdf's of both the lab manual and lab manual instructor's guide. Designed so that teachers can print off as many copies of the lab manual as needed for their class.


Classroom Interactivity CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1428311769 | ISBN-13: 9781428311763)

Delmar developed game cd-rom consisting of four different games, each resembling a television game show – The Ladder Game, Championship Game, Break Out of the Box and Hangman Deluxe.


ClassMaste  (ISBN-10: 1428311718 | ISBN-13: 9781428311718)

Teacher resource made up of instructor slide presentation in PowerPoint, ExamView testbank and Image Library.


Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1428311734 | ISBN-13: 9781428311732)

Made up of labs specifically designed to reinforce concepts discussed in that chapter.


Instructor's Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1428311742 | ISBN-13: 9781428311749)

Instructor's Guide containing answer key to lab manual (where applicable) and other helpful tools for creating dynamic labs.


Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1428311726 | ISBN-13: 9781428311725)

Instructor's Guide containing chapter objectives, key term list, answers to chapter review questions and lesson plans.


Student Supplements

Student Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Lab Manual CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1428311750 | ISBN-13: 9781428311756)

The Lab Manual for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: UNDERSTANDING OUR CHANGING EARTH, 1st Edition, is a valuable tool designed to enhance your classroom experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, review questions and more are all included.


Classroom Interactivity CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1428311769 | ISBN-13: 9781428311763)

Delmar developed game cd-rom consisting of four different games, each resembling a television game show – The Ladder Game, Championship Game, Break Out of the Box and Hangman Deluxe.


Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1428311734 | ISBN-13: 9781428311732)

Made up of labs specifically designed to reinforce concepts discussed in that chapter.


Meet the Author

About the Author

The American Geological Institute

The American Geological Institute is a nonprofit federation of 45 geoscientific and professional organizations that represents more than 100,000 geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources and interaction with the environment.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

"Outstanding, one of the best texts I have recently read! The topics are loaded with examples and the material is current and of interest to students, making reading entertaining! Concepts are explained clearly with adequate examples to illustrate the concepts."
— Michael Lopatka, Edgewater High School, Florida