KEY MESSAGE: Essential Environment: Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Stories retains all the popular features of the landmark first editionâ€”including its integrated central case study approach, and focus on the scientific process, current data and critical thinkingâ€” in a brief 15-chapter text.
The Second Edition features a new chapter on ecology with expanded coverage of community ecology and biomes.
New end-of-chapter activities and interactive exercises on the Environmental Place Website help readers hone the skills they need to make informed decisions on environmental issues.
Calculating Ecological Footprint activities at the end of each chapter give readers practice in applying individual decisions to larger scales.
The Investigate It! interactive map on the website provides more than 120 additional case studies.You Decide web activities help readers learn how to analyze data on global warming and conservation.
Foundations of Environmental Science: An introduction to environmental science, Environmental economics and environmental policy, Environmental systems: Chemistry, energy, and ecosystems, Evolution, biodiversity, and population ecology .
Species interactions and community ecology.
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