This textbook gives students the scientific foundation they need to understand environmental issues and think critically about possible solutions. Written by bestselling author Manuel Molles and acclaimed science journalist Brendan Borrell, both authors are able to make clear connections between research and real-world problems with a "science/issues/solutions" framework for each chapter. Written to empower students to feel that they can have a huge impact on preserving biodiversity, protecting natural resources and addressing pollution hazards and the changes in our climate. Environment is available with LaunchPad. LaunchPad combines an interactive ebook with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. See `Instructor Resources' and `Student Resources' for further information.