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Introduction to Environmental Science - 2nd Edition - Open Textbook Library

Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, Second Edition presents the newest release in this fundamental reference that updates and broadens the umbrella of environmental health— especially social and environmental health—for its readers.

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Publisher: University System of Georgia. Environmental Science is the study of human interaction with the natural world, and therefore incorporates knowledge from both the natural and the social sciences. But this text takes a narrower definition. Comprehensiveness rating: 2 see less. This means that it requires the knowledge of various other subjects including biology, chemistry, physics, statistics, microbiology, biochemistry, geology, economics, law, sociology, etc.

This is unfortunate, but it is not uncommon, and environmental science faculty are Environmentalism 2nd edition to having to bring additional social science readings into Environmentalism 2nd edition classes. The text includes a very Environmentalism 2nd edition table of contents.

There are more detailed outlines within all but one chapter, adding one or two more levels of structure, and the inconsistency between chapters in this regard is quite obvious. The chapters are i. Introduction ii. Population Ecology iii. Human Demography iv. Non-Renewable Energy v. Alternative Energy vi. Air Pollution vii. Climate Change viii. Water While all of the subjects included are relevant to environmental science, they represent only a subset of what would normally be considered in an environmental science textbook.

Notably absent are chapters on topics such as waste, ozone depletion, risk assessment, agriculture, biodiversity, and oceans and the marine environment. There is no index, which is a real short-coming. I found no obvious Environmentalism 2nd edition or evidence of bias other than the rather unavoidable one that favors environmental protection over some aspects of industrial society.

The topics that are covered are still completely relevant, as are the examples used to illustrate them. Some of the figures and tables are somewhat dated and should be replaced with more current ones.

For example, the most recent stratospheric ozone data shown are for Not showing more current values misses the opportunity to illustrate the positive benefit that accrues from international cooperation on science-based solutions to environmental challenges.

Missing are zone-depletion area data between and which show very compelling evidence that the Environmentalism 2nd edition has stopped growing, likely due to this cooperative response. The text is generally clear and explains terms used, though the depth and quality of these explanations vary from chapter to chapter.


There is also variability in the level of science such as chemistry included in discussions of the issues. There is fairly good consistency of terminology, but the framework varies considerably from chapter to chapter. The book suffers from a lack of integration editing.

There is a notable inconsistency in the use of chapter outlines at the beginning of chapters. One chapter Climate Change has none, while the others have either one or two levels of depth. The latter also use inconsistent numbering schemes for their subdivisions.

In some chapters there are several pages that go by without any subheadings, making navigation challenging and creating daunting quantities of unbroken text apt to Environmentalism 2nd edition students from reading thoroughly. This makes the user interface to the text awkward Environmentalism 2nd edition best, and is prone to presenting a barrier to students already intimidated by the subject matter, such as students taking the course out of a general education requirement rather than genuine interest in the subject.

It is quite clear that the text was created by assembling chapters written by different authors without much effort put into integration or flow. Beyond the writing style differing in each chapter, one detects a difference in approach, and I have rarely found an example of one chapter referring to something discussed in a previous chapter.

Strangely, the Environmentalism 2nd edition each maintain their own page numbers, which is probably why the table of contents includes no page numbers. This will also make it awkward for faculty to refer students to particular sections easily.

In at least one chapter Climate Change the order seems awkward — climate change is discussed fairly extensively before the science behind it is introduced, thus assuming the students bring some knowledge of the science to the discussion before the chapter addresses it. No obvious errors were found in the placement of and reference to figures and tables. But in many chapters, there are large stretches of text without much relief either from illustrations or examples problems.

For example, though the introductory chapter provides a cursory review of fundamental chemistry, these are not generally recalled in subsequent chapters to illustrate points made.

Such illustrations would serve to break up the intensive reading and also to reinforce the science behind the claims made in the chapters.

There is also a missed opportunity to provide hypertext links within the textbook. These would allow students confused by a term for example Environmentalism 2nd edition link to a portion of the text in which that term is Environmentalism 2nd edition and illustrated. Similarly, when viewing the text in Adobe Reader I was not able to find a navigation approach other than previous or next Environmentalism 2nd edition or the use of the scroll bar.

I have not found any outright grammatical errors, but there are occasions of questionable Environmentalism 2nd edition structure and punctuation. No inappropriate language or claims that might offend a diverse readership were found. Some photographs include people from various cultures, though I have found no references to cultural differences as they might impact the environmental issues discussed. And there is no discussion whatsoever of the role of culture in environmental Environmentalism 2nd edition and action.

Environmentalism 2nd edition crucial part of environmental science is the social context. While there are occasional oblique references to some social context issues, it is not addressed explicitly by this text. This book would be substantially improved by 1. Addition of missing topics issues, natural sciences, and social sciences 2. Extensive editing to achieve consistency of structure and integration of content 3.

Formatting to include global page numbers, a multilevel Environmentalism 2nd edition of contents, an index, more subheadings, and hyperlinks between sections both within and between chapters. I view this as an introduction to the introduction of environmental science. It provides some of the bare basics, but overall is lacking. Little attention Environmentalism 2nd edition paid to land-use change, biodiversity of the environment, oceans, and many more. Comprehensiveness rating: 3 see less.

The topics that are covered still feel lackluster in what they actually delve in to. There was also little to no regard to policy, economy, or cultural aspects of the environment. Content was accurate for the time it was published but could do with an overall update to stay relevant.

Some links and sites provided are no longer in service, leading readers to a dead-end. A cross to bear with any environmental studies textbook is that new information is constantly being produced.

Some information is outdated, such as the age structure diagrams and the total carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels graphic. I do think that an Environmentalism 2nd edition to this text is warranted. For an introductory text, important technical terms are bolded and defined.

However, it would be useful to have a glossary at the end of the book for quick reference by students. This textbook is Environmentalism 2nd edition on consistency.

Chapters are not structured the same way, such as with the chapter outlines. Page numbers are not kept consistent, with each chapter having its own set of page numbers. This would make it confusing to assign readings or ask questions, since there are- for example- several page 18s.

Additionally, not all chapters have a terms list at the end, and some list resources, while some list bibliography at the end. Headers are present, though not consistent chapter to chapter, with Environmentalism 2nd edition references to itself. There is little indication of what chapter you are Environmentalism 2nd edition, again made difficult by lack of consistent page numbering. That works more as a narrative: here are important basic earth systems semi representedtypes of energy, and then how humans interact with good and bad interactions the environment.

To delve into questions of population and demography without introducing water and climate change gives an incomplete picture. Some of the hyperlinks are dead or lead to error codes. Images and graphics, while outdated, are clear and concise. Only a limited number of the subjects that


are part of environmental science are covered. The chapters focus mostly on energy production and resulting effect on the climate.

Missing Environmentalism 2nd edition for example agriculture, environmental toxicology, waste Missing are for example agriculture, environmental toxicology, waste management, Environmentalism 2nd edition, and conservation. Also, the chapter on Human Demography could

Environmentalism 2nd edition more focus on the relationship between societal development and consumption, carrying capacity including cultural carrying capacity due to consumptionand population growth.

The table of contents is hyperlinked, but this is not obvious. Each chapter re-starts on page 1 and it would help to have a table of content there that either lists the page number or hyperlinks to the sub-section. A glossary would also be helpful. I find it a bit difficult to navigate without scanning up and down all the pages to find what I am looking for.

It is inherent in the subject matter that contents will not age well. Environmental charts and statistics change annually.

Many facts in this book will age well, but charts that show trends are not all as up-to-date as one would expect from a edition. In the last chapter on water for example the charts stop in or The message still comes across though. It would be mostly these trend charts and the accompanying text that would need regular maintenance.

The text is written in a clear language and the terminology is introduced highlighted Environmentalism 2nd edition bold and explained well. Most chapters start out with an outline. However, there are no hyperlinks to sub-sections and only three chapters have page numbers included in the outline. The outline is missing in Chapters1 and 7.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Health - 2nd Edition

You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. Would you like to change to the site? Linda Steg EditorJudith I. The text examines the influence of the environment on human experiences, behaviour and well-being and explores the factors influencing environmental behaviour, and ways to encourage pro-environmental behaviour.

The revised edition is a state-of-the art review of relevant theories and research on each of these topics. With contributions from an international panel of noted experts, the text addresses a wealth of topics including the main Environmentalism 2nd edition methods in environmental psychology; effects of environmental stress; emotional impacts and meanings of natural environment experience; aesthetic appraisals of

Environmentalism 2nd edition how to measure environmental behaviour; cognitive, emotional and social factors explaining environmental behaviour; effects and acceptability of strategies to promote Environmentalism 2nd edition factors; and much more.

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