Jay Withgott ; Matthew Laposata
The book Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Stories, 6th Edition, written by Jay Withgott and Matt Laposata, is currently ranked as the number one book in the market for introductory environmental science. It is well-known for its student-friendly narrative style, integration of real stories and case studies, and presentation of the most recent science and research. The sixth edition highlights sustainable solutions that have successfully helped address environmental problems, as well as new opportunities to assist students in seeing connections between integrated case studies and the science presented in each chapter. In addition, this edition features new learning opportunities.
The text has worked very hard to earn its reputation for currency, and the coverage of topical issues helps to maintain that reputation by using the most recent data available and focusing on emerging issues. New features, such as Success Stories, which highlight positive solutions to address local, national, and global environmental problems are included in the updates. In Mastering Environmental Science, there is a new feature called New Case Study Video Tours. These video tours can be assigned to students, and they take them on a tour of the locations featured in each chapter's Central Case Study.
The text in this concise and inexpensive sixth edition has been meticulously crafted to make it readable, informative, and engaging. It also features coverage that has been brought up to date.