Visualizing Environmental Science, 5th Edition

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Visualizing Environmental Science, 5th Edition

By Linda Berg, Mary Catherine Hager, and David M. Hassenzahl

Visualizing Environmental Science, 5th Edition helps students identify and connect the central issues of environmental science through visual graphics and interactive resources in the new WileyPLUS.

This uniquely designed visual pedagogy shows students what the discipline is all about—its main concepts and applications—while also instilling an appreciation and excitement about the richness of the subject through interactive graphics, virtual resources, and rich multimedia content.

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Students are introduced to fundamental concepts.

Environmental Science Basics are interactive multimedia modules that walk students through key environmental science concepts. These modules combine video resources with interactive activities that require learners to take action.

Interactive graphics enhance the learning experience.

Interactive graphics present processes, relationships, data, and layers in a dynamic fashion—all controllable by the student.

Active retrieval of information is proven to improve retention.

With Adaptive Practice, students begin with a quick, section-level diagnostic to determine their initial level of understanding. They can then use the dashboard and quick reports to see what topics they know and don’t know.

Linda R. Berg is an award-winning teacher and textbook author. She received a B.S. in science education, an M.S. in botany, and a Ph.D. in plant physiology from the University of Maryland. Dr. Berg taught at the University of Maryland, College Park for 17 years and at St. Petersburg College in Florida for 8 years. She has taught introductory courses in environmental science, biology, and botany to thousands of students and has received numerous teaching and service awards. Dr. Berg is also the recipient of many national and regional awards, including the National Science Teachers Association Award for Innovations in College Science Teaching, the Nation’s Capital Area Disabled Student Services Award, and the Washington Academy of Sciences Award in University Science Teaching. During her career as a professional science writer, Dr. Berg has authored or co-authored numerous editions of several leading college science textbooks.

Mary Catherine Hager is a professional science writer and editor specializing in educational materials for life and earth sciences. She received a double-major B.A. in environmental science and biology from the University of Virginia and an M.S. in zoology from the University of Georgia. Hager worked as an editor for an environmental consulting firm and as a senior editor for a scientific reference publisher. For the past 15 years, she has published articles in environmental trade magazines, edited federal and state reports addressing wetlands conservation issues, and written and edited components of environmental science and biology textbooks for target audiences ranging from middle school to college.

David M. Hassenzahl is the founding dean of the School of Sustainability and the Environment at Chatham University. An internationally recognized scholar of sustainability and risk analysis, his research focuses on incorporating scientific information and expertise into public decision. He holds a B.A. in environmental science and paleontology from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. The National Science Foundation has supported his efforts in climate change education, and his work has been recognized by the Society for Risk Analysis Outstanding Educator Award and the UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award.

  1. The Environmental Challenges We Face
  2. Sustainability and Human Values
  3. Environmental History, Politics, and Economics
  4. Risk Analysis and Environmental Health Hazards
  5. How Ecosystems Work
  6. Ecosystems and Evolution
  7. Human Population Change and the Environment
  8. Air and Air Pollution
  9. Global Atmospheric Change
  10. Freshwater Resources and Water Pollution
  11. The Ocean and Fisheries
  12. Mineral and Soil Resources
  13. Land Resources
  14. Agriculture and Food Resources
  15. Biodiversity and Conservation
  16. Solid and Hazardous Waste
  17. Nonrenewable Energy Resources
  18. Renewable Energy