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Principles of Environmental Science

Principles of Environmental Science

Grade Levels: 13
By William Cunningham and Mary Cunningham
Copyright: 2013
Publication Date: December 13, 2012
MHID: 0073532517
ISBN 13: 9780073532516

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New Features

LearnSmart and Interactive Data Analysis in Connect. 6e offered Connect, but we’ve now developed LearnSmart! Connect will also take data analysis questions from the end of each chapter and offer these as assignable questions within Connect.

Gorgeous new art: This edition introduces an entirely new art program, with beautiful new drawings that bring key concepts to life. Creative paging also gives the book an accessible, compelling appearance. Dozens of new striking, thought-provoking photographs highlight crucial topics.

New chapter on climate change: Global warming may well be the most difficult and important challenge the world will face in this century. In response to suggestions from reviewers, we have split coverage of climate change from discussion of air pollution. This gives climate change the attention and emphasis it deserves without diminishing important and current topics in air pollution.

Up-to-date information: Throughout the text, we provide the most current available data, as well as recent innovations in meeting environmental challenges. We introduce students to current developments such as establishment of Marine Protected Areas, REDD (reducing emissions through deforestation and degradation), renewable energy development in China, fertility declines in the developing world, and the impact of global food trade on world hunger.

New Case Studies: More than two-thirds of the opening case studies are new to this edition, giving readers current and exciting examples of environmental science in action. These case studies illustrate important principles and demonstrate the importance and interconnections of these issues. Because grim stories can stop students in their tracks, majority of our case studies offer a positive view of progress towards sustainability and environmental protection. And while we updated the case studies for this edition, all case studies from previous editions can be found on Connect at http://connect.mcgraw-hill.com.

New Exploring Science readings: These boxed readings illustrate how science is actually done as well as presenting information about important topics in environmental science. Many of these readings, like the case studies, give encouraging examples of progress toward sustainability.

Correlation Guide:

www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/TS_Sustainability_2e.pdf

This convenient guide matches the issues in Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Sustainability, 2/e with the corresponding chapters in two of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Environmental Science textbooks by Cunningham and Cunningham.

Correlation Guide:

www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/AE_Environment_13_14.pdf

This convenient guide matches the units in Annual Editions: Environment 13/14 with the corresponding chapters in three of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Environmental Science textbooks by Enger/Smith and Cunningham/Cunningham.

Correlation Guide:

www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/TS_Environmental_Issues_15eX.pdf

This convenient guide matches the issues in Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Environmental Issues, 15/e Expanded with the corresponding chapters in three of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Environmental Science textbooks by Enger/Smith and Cunningham/Cunningham.

Correlation Guide:

www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/AE_Environment_33e.pdf

This convenient guide matches the articles in Annual Editions: Environment, 33/e with the corresponding chapters in three of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Environmental Science textbooks by Enger/Smith and Cunningham/Cunningham.

Correlation Guide:

www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/TS_Environmental_Issues_16e.pdf

This convenient guide matches the issues in Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Environmental Issues, 16/e with the corresponding chapters in three of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Environmental Science textbooks by Enger/Smith and Cunningham/Cunningham.

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Key Features

Active Learning readings: Throughout Cunningham 7e, the authors include Active Learning exercises you can include in your lecture. These exercises can promote group discussions and critical thinking.

Exploring Science reading boxes: These readings exemplify the principles of scientific observation and data gathering to help students understand scientific research.

Case studies utilize stories to portray real-life global issues that affect our food, quality of life, and future engaging students in content. Case studies from previous editions can be found on the companion website.

What Do You Think boxes in every chapter provide students critical thinking questions about their personal views for current and future settings

What Can YOU DO? boxes in every chapter provide students with a situation and potential solutions to the issue. This helps students connect the course to their life and show relevance.

With Create Express Books you can add additional content on sustainability to help students make ‘more informed’ decisions in their future.

Principles of Environmental Science

Chapter 1: Understanding Our Environment

Chapter 2: Environmental Systems: Matter and Energy of Life

Chapter 3: Evolution, Species Interactions, and Biological Communities

Chapter 4: Human Populations

Chapter 5: Biomes and Biodiversity

Chapter 6: Environmental Conservation: Forests, Grasslands, Parks, and Nature Preserves

Chapter 7: Food and Agriculture

Chapter 8: Environmental Health and Toxicology

Chapter 9: Climate

Chapter 10: Air Pollution

Chapter 11: Water: Resources and Pollution

Chapter 12: Environmental Geology and Earth Resources

Chapter 13: Energy

Chapter 14: Solid and Hazardous Waste

Chapter 15: Economics and Urbanization

Chapter 16: Environmental Policy and Sustainability

About the Author

William Cunningham

William Cunningham is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Minnesota where he taught for 36 years in the Departments of Botany and Genetics and Cell Biology as well as the Conservation Biology Program, the Institute for Social, Economic, and Ecological Sustainability, the Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership, and the McArthur Program in Global Change. He received his Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Texas in 1963 and spent two years at Purdue University as a postdoctoral fellow. At various times, he has been a visiting scholar in Sweden, Norway, Indonesia, and China, as well as several universities and research institutions in the United States.

Dr. Cunningham has devoted himself to education and teaching development at the undergraduate level in biology.  He began his educational career in structural biology but for the last 10-15 years has concentrated on environmental science, teaching courses such as Social Uses of Biology; Garbage, Government, and the Globe; Environmental Ethics; and Conservation History.  Within the past four years, he has received both of the two highest teaching honors that the University of Minnesota bestows  -- The Distinguished Teaching Award and a $15,000 Amoco Alumni Award.  He has served as a Faculty Mentor for younger faculty at the university, sharing the knowledge and teaching skills that he has gained during his distinguished career.

Mary Cunningham

Mary Ann Cunningham teaches geography and geographic information systems (GIS), and environmental studies at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. Her research involves using GIS to assess landscape-level problems in conservation and biodiversity. In particular, she is interested in understanding the nature of fragmentation in grassland environments and the effects of fragmentation on the make-up of bird communities. The agricultural landscapes where she has been working represent a complex and fascinating interaction of issues concerning working landscapes, resource use, remnant wildlife habitat, and landscape aesthetics. It is at the intersection of these issues that she likes to try and understand the geography of physical environments. Mary Ann earned a PhD in Geography at the University of Minnesota, an MA in Geography at the University of Oregon, and a BA in Geology at Carleton College.