Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future

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9780131961593: Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future

For introductory courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Biology.

This text focuses on the question “What will it take to move our civilization toward a long-term sustainable relationship with the natural world?” Its goal is to engage and inform students so they can critically evaluate environmental issues and make informed decisions about their environment. An exciting new CD, Global City, allows students to put their critical thinking skills into practice through a series of interactive activities corresponding to issues faced by environmental professionals. An extensive resource package integrates text and digital media in an easy-to-use format designed to assist instructors in classroom preparation.

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For introductory courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Biology.

 

As the field of environmental science continues to evolve, this highly readable guide presents a full spectrum of views and information for students to evaluate issues and make informed decisions. An extensive resource package integrates text and digital media in an easy-to-use format designed to assist instructors in classroom preparation.

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Environmental Science: Toward A Sustainable Future, 9/e focuses on the question, "What will it take to move our civilization toward a long-term sustainable relationship with the natural world?" Its goal is to engage and inform students so they can critically evaluate environmental issues and make informed decisions about their environment.

Three main categories define how the author works to achieve this goal:

  • Critical thinking
  • Applications
  • Resources for instructors and students

Critical Thinking: An essential part of teaching environmental science is helping students distinguish sound science from junk science. it becomes increasingly important as students learn to evaluate scientific information and begin to make informed decisions about the environment. Environmental Science employs the Strategic themes of sound science, sustainability, and stewardship to help students conceptualize the task of forging a sustainable future for the environment.

Applications: Environmental science is more than just knowing information about the environment; it's about how students should act toward the environment. Environmental Science employs the new Global City CD-ROM, Environment on the Web Exercises, and Making a Difference Exercises to provide tangible, assignable activities that students can use to apply the information they are learning and to put their critical-thinking skills into practice.

Student Resources: To fully support students in their learning efforts, this book is accompanied by a strong set of student resources to support students' efforts to learn the material. These resources include an online study guide (www.prenhall.com/wright), a printed study guide, and the student lecture notebook note-taking guide. Please see the book's preface for more information about any of these study aids.

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