Environmental Issues and Solutions A Modular Approach

ISBN-10: 1305257839
ISBN-13: 9781305257832
Edition: 2014
List price: $122.95
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Description: Focused on and organized around environmental issues, this innovative new book helps you critically evaluate possible solutions to the environmental problems we now face. The authors outline specific environmental issues and provide the scientific  More...

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Book details

List price: $122.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 5/21/2014
Binding: Looseleaf - sheets only 
Pages: 512
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.354

Focused on and organized around environmental issues, this innovative new book helps you critically evaluate possible solutions to the environmental problems we now face. The authors outline specific environmental issues and provide the scientific background to enable you to understand each issue. In order to find and apply solutions to these problems, they help you see that the problems are not insurmountable and that something can be done to achieve a sustainable future. The modular chapters provide full descriptions of each of the major environmental problems with real stories about what people are doing to tackle the resulting challenges. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Norman Myers is a Fellow at the Said Business School, Oxford University, and an Adjunct Professor at Duke University. He is a foreign associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and an Ambassador for WWF/UK.He has received the Volvo Environment Prize, the UNEP/Sasakawa Environment Prize, the Blue Planet Prize, and a Queen's Honour for "services to the global environment." His eighteen books span a wide range of disciplines. Jennifer Kent is an environmental researcher and analyst specializing in interdisciplinary studies. Norman Myers and Jennifer Kent have coauthored Environmental Exodus: An Emergent Crisis in the Global Arena (1995), Perverse Subsidies: How Tax $s Can Undercut the Environment and Economy (2001), and New Consumers: The Influence of Affluence on the Environment (2004).

Scott Spoolman is a writer and textbook editor with more than 30 years of experience in educational publishing. He has worked with Tyler Miller since 2003 as a contributing author on editions of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, and SUSTAINING THE EARTH. With Norman Myers, he also coauthored ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS: A MODULAR APPROACH. Spoolman holds a master's degree in science journalism from the University of Minnesota. He has authored numerous articles in the fields of science, environmental engineering, politics, and business. He worked as an acquisitions editor on a series of college forestry textbooks. He has also worked as a consulting editor in the development of over 70 college and high school textbooks in fields of the natural and social sciences. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the forests and waters of his native Wisconsin along with his family-- his wife, environmental educator Gail Martinelli, and his children, Will and Katie.

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