Environmental Science: A Global Concern is a comprehensive presentation of environmental science for non-science majors which emphasizes critical thinking, environmental responsibility, and global awareness. This book is intended to be used in a one or two-semester course in environmental science, human ecology, or environmental studies on the college or advanced placement high school level. As practicing scientists and educators, the Cunningham creator team brings decades of experience in the school room, in the practice of science, and in civic engagement. This experience helps give students a clear sense of what environmental science is and why it matters in this exciting, new 13th edition.
Environmental Science: A Global Concern provides readers with an up-to-date, introductory global view of very important themes in environmental science. The authors balance evidence of serious environmental challenges with ideas about what we will be able to do to triumph over them. An entire chapter makes a speciality of ecological restoration; one of the vital important aspects of ecology these days. Case studies in most chapters show examples of real progress, and “What Can You Do?” lists give students ideas for contributing to solutions.