Environment: The Science behind the Stories

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Environment: The Science Behind the Stories is an introductory textbook that uses case studies and real data to demonstrate the role of science in identifying and solving pressing environmental problems. The book integrates case studies into the body of the text to provide a contextual framework for the science readers are learning. With only 22 chapters, this book avoids the encyclopedic approach of other textbooks on the market. A panoramic view of environmental science and issues, including the important policy, economic, and ethical issues behind the scientific ones. For college instructors, students, and anyone interested in environmental science and issues.

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Scott Brennan teaches environmental science, policy, and journalism at Western Washington University's Huxley College of the Environment. He has also worked as a journalist, policy analyst, and environmental consultant. The recipient of a Duke University research fellowship in marine science, Brennan's accomplishments have been recognized by Washington State University, Western Washington University, and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Jay Withgott is a science and environmental writer, and has written for a variety of journals and magazines including Science, New Scientist,Current Biology, Conservation in Practice, and Natural History. Holding an undergraduate degree in History and Studies in the Environment at Yale University, Withgott has authored nearly 20 scientific research papers and has taught labs in Ecology and other subjects while gaining masters degrees in Biological Sciences (University of Arkansas) and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (University of Arizona).

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