Raven, Hassenzahl, and Berg's Environment threads the central themes of Systems and Sustainability throughout the text to help students understand the connection between the core concepts of Environmental Science and their daily lives. The 8th edition features a rich collection of current case studies and in-text examples, highlighting these local and regional issues, and providing students with the science and tools to understand, apply, and think critically about environmental science.
In addition the text, is available with WileyPLUS. The integrated learning design of WileyPLUS incorporates a wealth of animations, videos, podcasts, and interactive exercises, and gives instructors a powerful tool to assess individual students and the class as a whole.
• A focus on Systems and Sustainability highlight how the various aspects of the environment interact, and how changes in one part of the environment might affect other processes, places and organisms. Understanding this is essential to managing existing problems, avoiding future problems and improving the world we live in.
• Integrated media resources: Using WileyPLUS for Environmental Science is a significant tool for faculty by providing them with a mechanism for motivating students while integrating supplementary resources, including new videos and animations. WileyPLUS provides students with an accessible, affordable, and active learning platform and provides tools and resources to efficiently build presentations for a dynamic classroom experience and manage effective assessment strategies. The underlying principles of design, engagement, and measurable outcomes provide the foundation for this powerful, new release of WileyPLUS.
• The definitive text for "What's Local". The 8th edition includes a Regional Index which lists in the in text case studies and examples that appear throughout the text, helping instructors and students can easily navigate to find the key issues in their area. Additional case studies are available for customization through Environmental Science Regional Case Study collection through Wiley Custom Select and by visiting the Wiley ES Backyard Blog at wileyesbackyard.com.
• Well-developed extensive pedagogy and offers a clear way for students to move from general concepts to applications of key concepts. Each chapter includes: Chapter introductions that illustrate certain concepts in the chapter with stories about some of today's most pressing environment issues; Learning Objectives and Review Questions for each chapter section giving students structured and immediate opportunities for review; EnviroNews highlighting interesting, newsworthy facts that enhance text material; EnviroNews on Campus reports on recent campus and student efforts to improve the environment; Case in Point features offers a wide variety of in-depth case studies that address important issues in the field of environmental science; Meeting the Challenge featuring profile environmental success stories; You Can Make a Difference segments offering practical lifestyle changes that students can make to improve the environment; Margin Glossaries providing handy definitions of the most important terms; Suggested Reading lists for each chapter are also available online to provide current references for further learning
• New In Your Own Backyard features provides increased opportunities for Critical Thinking and helps students apply the core concept of each chapter to their own lives.
• Currency. All chapters have been painstakingly researched so that the most current evidence is cited including the 2011 Population Reference Bureau data, incorporated within the chapters and as a foldout at the back of the text. Both students and professors will benefit from the book's currency because environmental issues and trends are continually changing as new information becomes available.
• Author team offers a varied background. Peter Raven is an internationally respected botanist, environmentalist, world-renowned ecologist and director of the Missouri Botanical Gardens; David Hassenzahl is well-regarded among environmental scientists for his work in risk analysis and is the Founding Dean of the School of Sustainability and the Environment at Chatham University ; and Linda Berg is an experienced biology/botany educator who has taught both at the two and four-year college level and writer.