Environmental Science: A Canadian Perspective, Fifth Canadian Edition (5th Edition)

 
9780135153802: Environmental Science: A Canadian Perspective, Fifth Canadian Edition (5th Edition)

Environmental Science: A Canadian Perspective provides students with an accessible, interdisciplinary, and engaging introduction to the study of the environment. In the fifth edition, the author has once again crafted a text that strikes the proper balances between principles and applications, local and global perspectives, and rigor and simplification. With each page meticulously updated, this text includes the latest environmental issues relevant to Canada and its international context. 

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By purchasing a copy of this new textbook you will be taking a constructive step towards establishing a sustainable Canadian environment.

 

Pearson Education is proud to present a truly Canadian environmental science textbook for introductory courses. Environmental Science: A Canadian Perspective , Fifth Edition, explores the interactions of humans within the natural environment and thoroughly probes issues by examining their scientific basis, history, and society’s response. Canadian information and examples are integrated throughout the text along with more general international data to provide a broader context.

 

To help make a difference, Bill Freedman is donating a percentage of his proceeds from the sales of this book to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, a charitable organization dedicated to preserving Canadian biodiversity through the acquisition and protection of ecologically significant natural areas.

About the Author:

Bill Freedman is a professor of Biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he has taught for the past 25 years. He earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Department of Botany at the University of Toronto. Bill has researched many aspects of environmental science, including the ecological effects of forestry, acidification, toxic metals, sulfur dioxide, pesticides, eutrophication, and urban ecology. Bill is a Director of Science and Science Advisor to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. In addition to this book, he has also written Environmental Ecology (Academic Press, 1995), co-edited a book on Arctic ecology, and authored over 200 scientific papers and research reports.

 

In his spare time, Bill enjoys natural history, especially birding and botany in wild places, collecting antiques and folk art, and playing squash. Bill and his spouse, George-Anne Merrill, have two college-age children, Jonathan and Rachael.

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