Environmental Science for a Changing World (Canadian Edition)
First Edition, Canadian Edition   ©2014

Environmental Science for a Changing World (Canadian Edition)

Marnie Branfireun , Susan Karr , Jeneen InterlandI , Anne Houtman

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-5420-1; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-5420-1; Format: Paper Text

Chapters that focus exclusively on pressing Canadian environmental issues:
• Chapter 3 Information Literacy
• Chapter 5 Environmental Economics and Consumption
• Chapter 8 Community Ecology
• Chapter 16 Water Pollution
• Chapter 20 Petroleum
 
Science Taught in the Context of Real-World Stories
• Engaging stories illuminate pressing environmental issues in context. Each story features scientists working in the field and everyday people tackling environmental problems and finding solutions.
• Running Margin Glossary means students encounter important terms in context.
• Real Voices, Characters, and Photos draw students in and bring concepts to life.
 
Skills and Information that Students Can Use Five Years From Now

• A Core Message begins every chapter summarizing key chapter ideas.
• Analyzing the Science questions ask students to use the concepts they learned in the chapter to think like a scientist and answer data based problems to enhance science literacy skills.
• Evaluating New Information questions ask students to evaluate sources of information presented online and in the media to develop their information literacy skills.
• Making Connections problems ask students to apply critical thinking skills to case scenarios to build their environmental literacy skills.
 
Solutions to Environmental Problems to Inspire Students
• Biomimicry is a frequent theme in the chapters-using nature’s models and strategies to solve human problems sustainably.
• Bring It Home feature considers ways students can address environmental issues on the individual, group, and political level.
 
Infographics that Provide Practice Interpreting Visual Displays of Data

• Infographics provide practice interpreting a wide range of charts, graphs and tables.  They make science concepts approachable by combining
easy-to-follow images with straightforward explanations. Each graphic gives a complete picture of a fundamental scientific principle or environmental concept.
• Maps appear in every chapter to anchor the story to a geographical
location and present new data helping students develop skills in geography and map reading.