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Environmental Issues and Solutions: A Modular Approach, 1st Edition

  • Norman Myers
  • Scott Spoolman
  • ISBN-10: 0538735600  |  ISBN-13: 9780538735605
  • 512 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $143.25

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About

Overview

Focused on and organized around environmental issues, this innovative new book engages students and helps them critically evaluate possible solutions to the environmental problems we now face. The authors outline specific environmental issues and provide the scientific background to enable students to understand each issue. In order to find and apply solutions to these problems, they help students see that the problems are not insurmountable and that something can be done to achieve a sustainable future. The modular chapters provide full descriptions of each of the major environmental problems with real stories about what people are doing to tackle the resulting challenges. Overall, ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS offers great flexibility for instructors and provides students with tools for building a sustainable future. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • This is a modular textbook, with 14 of the total 15 modules each devoted entirely to a specific environmental issue. The first module is an introduction to science and sustainability concepts that form a foundation for the course. The fundamental concepts that apply in each module are raised again and applied in practice as they pertain to each individual issue.
  • Frequent reviews of the material include "Let's Review" question lists placed at regular intervals throughout each module. These lists give students a chance to review and reinforce material immediately after they have studied it.
  • Critical thinking activities appear toward the end of each module and allow students to apply the material they have studied. These activities are designed to get students to re-read some part of the module, to think about it, and to apply it in some way to their own daily living.
  • Engaging features illustrate key concepts and provide encouragement. "For Instance" tells a real-world story about how environmental issue has affected a particular area or group of people in the world. "Making a Difference" features a particular individual or group of people who have succeeded in some effort to find more sustainable ways of living or of doing business.
  • Reinforcing important concepts, the "Key Idea" presents a brief summary statement of a major concept that students will take away from their reading of the module. "Consider This" offers a brief statement about some impressive fact or statistic that will stay with students and stimulate their thinking as they read.
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Table of Contents

1. Environmental Science and Sustainability.
2. Population Growth.
3. Urbanization.
4. Food Resources.
5. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
6. Nonrenewable Energy.
7. Mineral Resources.
8. Species Extinction.
9. Land Degradation.
10. Water Resources.
11. Water Pollution.
12. Air Pollution.
13. Climate Change.
14. Wastes.
15. Environmental Health Hazards.

What's New

  • The highly focused issues and solutions approach guides students through each module. Beginning with "Why should you care," the chapter progresses from "What are the problems" to "What can be done" to "A look to the future" before concluding with "What would you do?"

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Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133586864 | ISBN-13: 9781133586869)

An instructor’s guide to incorporating Environmental Issues and Solutions 1e into a course. Includes chapter outlines, objectives, key terms, talking points, term paper research topics, class activities, digital integration, suggested answers to end of chapter questions, and global environment watch assignment templates. Also included is an introduction which covers “How to Approach Using the Modular Text” and an adaptive syllabus with suggested assignments and activities.

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Test Bank for Myers/Spoolman ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS, 1st Edition INSTRUCTOR DESCRIPTION: This test bank has multiple choice, true/false, completion, short answer, and essay questions, and they are measured with Bloom's Taxonomy. Also available in Microsoft Word format on the PowerLecture.

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Cengage Learning's Environmental Science CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. Environmental Science CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need! Learn more at cengage.com/coursemate.

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VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES brings the field to you, with dynamic panoramas, videos, photographs, maps, and quizzes covering important topics within environmental science. Learn about keystone species, climate change's role in extinctions, invasive species, the evolution of a species due to its environment, and an ecosystem approach to sustaining biodiversity. Interact with real issues to help you think critically about the world around you.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Norman Myers

As an interdisciplinary environmental scientist, Norman Myers has been a pioneer in identifying and looking for solutions to some of the world’s major environmental problems. Myers has carried out research and worked as an environmental consultant in more than 50 countries. He has also served as a visiting professor at more than 20 colleges and universities. Myers’ pioneering research led him to estimate that we were losing one species every day, on average. He helped alert the world to the destruction of tropical forests, explained the economic and ecological reasons for preserving biodiversity, and co-authored a groundbreaking interdisciplinary book describing the state of the planet (published in 1984 and updated in 2005). In addition, Myers originated the idea of preserving biodiversity by identifying and protecting biodiversity hotspots, and he has written of the need for environmental security as a basis for political stability, perverse government subsidies and how they harm the environment, and institutional roadblocks that have blocked many solutions to environmental problems. Myers has written 20 books that have seen sales of more than 1 million copies in 11 language, 300 professional papers in scientific journals, and more that 300 popular articles in newspapers and magazines. He has also served as an adviser to many academic bodies, governments, and international agencies, including the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the White House, NASA, the World Bank, the United Nations, and the U.S. Departments of State, Defense and Energy. Myers has received more than 20 major environmental awards and honors, including the Blue Planet Prize, the UNEP Environment Prize, and the Volvo Environment Prize.

Scott Spoolman

Scott Spoolman is a writer and textbook editor with more than 30 years of experience in educational publishing. He has worked with Tyler Miller since 2003 as a contributing author on editions of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, and SUSTAINING THE EARTH. With Norman Myers, he also coauthored ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS: A MODULAR APPROACH. Spoolman holds a master's degree in science journalism from the University of Minnesota. He has authored numerous articles in the fields of science, environmental engineering, politics, and business. He worked as an acquisitions editor on a series of college forestry textbooks. He has also worked as a consulting editor in the development of over 70 college and high school textbooks in fields of the natural and social sciences. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the forests and waters of his native Wisconsin along with his family— his wife, environmental educator Gail Martinelli, and his children, Will and Katie.