Synopses & Reviews
Following real people and real science, "Environmental Science for a Changing World" provides a unique context for showing students how science works and how to think critically about environmental issues. Chapters don t merely include interesting stories each chapter is an example of science journalism at its best, combining "Scientific American"-style writing, layout, and graphics to tell one compelling story that exemplifies important concepts and issues. This approach has proven so effective, that instructors using the book report a dramatic increase in the number of students who read the assignments and come to class ready to participate.This updated new edition features new stories, updated scientific coverage, and enhanced Infographics the book s signature visual study tool that combines memorable images, step-by-step callouts, and now, questions that foster scientific literacy. This edition also has its own dedicated version of Macmillan s online course space, LaunchPad, which is filled with Video exercises, animations, graphing exercises, and assessments, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing that help students apply the science, debunk misconceptions, and prepare for exams. See what's in the LaunchPad"