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Authors' Description:

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. I hope that each of you is engaged by the material presented and participates fully in the search for, acquisition of, and sharing of information within our class.

This open textbook for Introduction to Environmental Science was created under a Round Two ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Course Title

Introduction to Environmental Science

Course Number

ENSC 1000

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Publication Date

Spring 2016


University System of Georgia


ecology, demography, energy, pollution, climate change, water


Biology | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


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Introduction to Environmental Science