Brenda Wilmoth Lerner "Environmental Science: In Context"
Gale Cengage | 2008-11-28 | ISBN: 1414436173 | 1059 pages | PDF | 28.7 MB
Written by a global array of experts, yet aimed primarily at high school students and an interested general readership, the In Context series serves as an authoritative reference guide to essential concepts of science, the impacts of recent changes in scientific consensus, and the impacts of science on social, political, and legal issues.
Cross-curricular in nature, In Context books align with and support national science standards and high school science curriculums across subjects in science and the humanities, and facilitates science understanding important to higher achievement in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) science testing. Inclusion of original essays written by leading experts and primary source documents serve the requirements of an increasing number of high school and international baccalaureate programs, and are designed to provide additional insights on leading social issues, as well as spur critical thinking about the profound cultural connections of science.
In Context books also give special coverage to the impact of science on daily life, commerce, travel, and the future of industrialized and impoverished nations.
Each book in the series features entries with extensively developed words-to-know sections designed to facilitate understanding and increase both reading retention and the ability of students to understand reading in context without being overwhelmed by scientific terminology.