47 Environment and Geography

Open Geography

This website is a resource dedicated to providing high-quality and free online geography resources. There are two relevant textbooks for first-year Geography and Earth Sciences courses which include the majority of topics covered by these first-year courses. The textbooks are Introduction to Human Geography and Introduction to Physical Geography.

Includes: Several textbooks, mapping assignments, collection of online resources

Environmental Science: A Canadian Perspective

This environmental science text has been positively-reviewed and has been successfully adopted by other faculty. It covers introductory concepts in environmental science, from ecosystems to sustainable development. A review is available.

Includes: Instructor resources, student resources, summaries

Environmental Biology

This world environmental biology text covers salient issues in the environment using a biological perspective. It covers introductory concepts in environmental biology, from climate change to ozone depletion. Reviews are available.

Includes: Instructor resources, student resources, summaries

Physical Geography

This Lumen Learning covers some of the concepts of first-year physical geography with a balance of application and theory.

Includes: Summaries, examples, videos, and graphics

Introduction to Human Geography

This physical geography text has been positively-reviewed. It covers introductory concepts in human geography, from migration to agriculture. Reviews are available.

Includes: Instructor resources, student resources, summaries

World Regional Geography: People, Places and Globalization

This world geography text has been positively-reviewed and has been successfully adopted by other faculty. It covers introductory concepts in geography, from North American geography to African geography. Reviews are available.

Includes: Instructor resources, student resources, summaries

Geographic Information System Basics

This geographic information systems text has been positively-reviewed. It covers introductory concepts in GIS, from augmented maps to vector files. Reviews are available from BC Campus.

Includes: Instructor resources, student resources, summaries

Nature of Geographic Information

This world GIS text covers introductory concepts in GIS, from data and information geography to integrating geographic data. Reviews are available through the Open Textbook Library and BC Campus.

Includes: Instructor resources, student resources, summaries

Introduction to Environmental Science, 2nd ed.

This course uses the basic principles of biology and earth science as a context for understanding environmental policies and resource management practices. Our planet is facing unprecedented environmental challenges, from oil spills to global climate change. In ENSC 1000, you will learn about the science behind these problems; preparing you to make an informed, invaluable contribution to Earth’s future. Reviews are available.

Includes: Study questions, terms lists

The Environment in the Age of the Internet

The Environment in the Age of the Internet: Activists, Communication, and the Digital Landscape is an interdisciplinary collection that draws together research and answers from media and communication studies, social sciences, modern history, and folklore studies. Edited by Heike Graf, its focus is on the communicative approaches taken by different groups to ecological issues, shedding light on how these groups tell their distinctive stories of “the environment.”

Forests and Food: Addressing Hunger and Nutrition Across Sustainable Landscapes

This volume provides important evidence and insights about the potential of forests to reducing global hunger and malnutrition, exploring the different roles of landscapes, and the governance approaches that are required for the equitable delivery of these benefits.

Monitoring Animal Populations and Their Habitats: A Practitioner’s Guide

This book provides a framework that managers of natural resources can use to design monitoring programs that will benefit future generations by providing the information needed to make informed decisions.

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