Environmental Science in Context, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414437145
  • ISBN-13: 9781414437149
  • DDC: 363.7003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 989 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released December 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Environmental Science in Context provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences. Aimed primarily at high school students, this 2-volume, 4-color title will offer coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to environmental science. It brings together original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and spurring critical thinking about the impact of science on daily life and globalization.

Written by a global array of experts in physics, geology, earth science, environmental science, sociology, and law, Environmental Science in Context includes approximately 250 articles on such topics as fossil fuel combustion, freshwater, international environmental law, landscape evolutions, orbital variations, recycling, wastewater treatment technologies, weather and climate, and more.

Features include:

  • 250 articles written by global experts
  • More than 250 color photographs, illustrations, maps, and tables that put the topics into context
  • "Words to Know" section within each entry that helps students to read in context without being overwhelmed by scientific terminology
  • Chronology that includes many of the most significant events in the history of scientific thought and advances of science
  • Extensive bibliographies with citations of books, periodicals, websites, and audio and visual materials
  • Comprehensive general index

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414436173 | ISBN-13: 9781414436173


"This new, easy-to-read source, written especially for the high school population, updates the older sources and provides excellent illustrations, timelines, a glossary, bibliographies at the end of each entry, and an easy-to-use index. This set is recommended for high school libraries, public libraries, and community college libraries."--ARBA, March 2009


"these volumes go beyond the coverage of other reference sources by considering the historical and cultural framework. Recommended for high-school, college, and large public libraries." --Booklist, April 1, 2009

— Booklist

"this two-volume reference contains some 200 alphabetical entries intended to provide high school and early college-age students with understanding of basic facts and cultural connections and issues connected to environmental science." --Book News, March 2009

— Booknews.com