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Environment: The Science behind the Stories (4th Edition) ISBN 9780321715340 is undoubtedly one of the best-written references in environmental science and ecology. Celebrated authors Jay H. Withgott and Scott R. Brennan were able to create this engaging textbook by combining solid information, case studies, and real-life stories. Aside from providing...
Environment: The Science behind the Stories (4th Edition) ISBN 9780321715340 is undoubtedly one of the best-written references in environmental science and ecology. Celebrated authors Jay H. Withgott and Scott R. Brennan were able to create this engaging textbook by combining solid information, case studies, and real-life stories. Aside from providing information and effectively integrating key biological and physical sciences to the study of the environment, it also promotes critical thinking through its ‘Weighing the Issues' questions. This textbook is essential outside of the classroom; it contains a section devoted to campus sustainability, helping students learn what to do for sustainable solutions in North America campuses. Withgott and Brennan cover topics such as the earth's physical systems, evolution, biodiversity, and population ecology, species and interactions and community ecology, ecosystems, and environmental ethics and economics. The latest environmental policies, the debate on human population, soil and agriculture, biotechnology and the future food, as well as biodiversity and conservation biology are also discussed. Other subjects covered in the textbook include urban environment: creating livable and sustainable cities, environmental health and toxicology, freshwater systems and resources, marine and coastal systems and resources, atmospheric science and air pollution, and global climate change. More importantly, Environment: The Science behind the Stories (4th Edition) explains timely issues such as the use of fossil fuels, energy conservation, conventional energy and new renewable energy alternatives, managing our waste, and sustainable solutions. This new edition features photo essays plus 200 color photos. Considered a ‘green' text book, it is printed on recycled paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
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