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Introduction to Environmental Science: 2nd Edition

(5 reviews)

Caralyn Zehnder

Kalina Manoylov

Samuel Mutiti

Christine Mutiti

Allison VandeVoort

Donna Bennett

Pub Date: 2018

Publisher: University System of Georgia

Language: English

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Reviewed by Shamim Ahsan, Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver on 5/20/19

Too compact with content. does not cover various important environment related issues. Content should compatible to other text book in the market place. one of major element soil was completely ignored. Scientific steps could elaborate to peer... read more


Reviewed by Leslie Straker, Senior Lecturer, Longwood University on 4/11/19

The textbook did not provide any glossary or index. It however, provided a list of key terms at the end of every chapter that were often defined in the chapters themselves. A good introductory environmental textbook should address environmental... read more


Reviewed by Irene Hawkins, Adjunct Professor, Gettysburg College on 3/9/19

The book touched on many of the topics in Environmental Science, but some of them were very superficial. For example, there is little on the topic of environmental health and toxicity, other than a quick discussion of the Precautionary Principle.... read more


Reviewed by Rutherford Platt, Professor, Gettysburg College on 3/1/19

The book has many standard topics in Environmental Science, but is missing or gives cursory attention to agriculture, biodiversity, and conservation. Also, the book includes only cursory discussion of human livelihoods across the word, which are... read more


Reviewed by Simeng Li, Instructor, Florida State University on 11/5/18

As a book that introduces Environment Science to readers that have little prior knowledge in this subject, this book has successfully covered most important areas of Environment Science, including some core concepts and definitions in this... read more


Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Population Ecology
  • Chapter 3: Human Demography
  • Chapter 4: Non-Renewable Energy
  • Chapter 5: Alternative Energy
  • Chapter 6: Air Pollution
  • Chapter 7: Climate Change
  • Chapter 8: Water

About the Book

This course uses the basic principles of biology and earth science as a context for understanding environmental policies and resource management practices. Our planet is facing unprecedented environmental challenges, from oil spills to global climate change. In ENSC 1000, you will learn about the science behind these problems; preparing you to make an informed, invaluable contribution to Earth's future. I hope that each of you is engaged by the material presented and participates fully in the search for, acquisition of, and sharing of information within our class.

About the Contributors


Caralyn Zehnder, Georgia College and State University

Kalina Manoylov, Georgia College and State University

Samuel Mutiti, Georgia College and State University

Christine Mutiti, Georgia College and State University

Allison VandeVoort, Georgia College and State University

Donna Bennett, Georgia College and State University