Environment and Society A Critical Introduction | Edition: 2
Author: Paul Robbins, John Hintz, Sarah A. Moore
publisher Date: 01/28/2014
Schools: Temple University，University of South Carolina，Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey，Worcester Polytechnic Institute，Texas A&M University，Florida International University -BBC，The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor，Penn State University，University of Colorado at Boulder，New Mexico State University
Description: This engaging and innovative introduction to the environment and society uses key theoretical approaches to explore familiar objects. It takes topics such as population and scarcity, commodities, environmental ethics, risks and hazards, and political economy, and then applies these to objects ranging from bottled water and tuna, to trees, or French fries. The second edition succeeds in maintaining its balance between theory and application, but now also offers a number of enhanced features. Substantial revisions include new chapters on e-waste, mosquitoes, and uranium; a greater diversity of case studies; improved maps and graphics; new exercises; shorter theory chapters; refocused highlight sections on environmental solutions; and a range of online student resources at www.wiley.com/go/environmentandsociety, including a test bank, notes, suggested reading, and research links. Students have long-appreciated the innovative and engaging approach that Environment and Society brings to the study of contemporary environmental challenges. Offering insightful and accessible coverage of the key issues in this important field, this book will change the way students think about the relationship between the environment and society today.