• An evaluation of the educational effectiveness of fieldwork within environmental science awards at the University of Wolverhampton

      Besenyei, Lynn; Watkin, Glynne; Oliver, Ken (University of Wolverhampton, 2004)
      Fieldwork is considered to be a major component within geography, earth and environmental sciences curricula and is advocated as an effective learning environment by virtually all those who are involved in learning and teaching in these disciplines. The project undertook discipline pedagogic research to answer questions about the educational effectiveness of fieldwork.
    • Chemistry for Environmental & Earth Sciences

      Duke, Catherine V. A.; Williams, Craig D. (CRC Press (Taylor & Francis), 2007)
      Synopsis: Tackling environmental issues such as global warming, ozone depletion, acid rain, water pollution, and soil contamination requires an understanding of the underlying science and chemistry of these processes in real-world systems and situations. "Chemistry for Environmental and Earth Sciences" provides a student-friendly introduction to the basic chemistry used for the mitigation, remediation, and elimination of pollutants. Written and organized in a style that is accessible to science as well as non-science majors, this textbook divides its content into four intuitive chapters: Fire, Earth, Water, and Air. The first chapter explains classical concepts in chemistry that occur in nature such as atomic and molecular structures, chemical bonding and reactions, states of matter, phase transitions, and radioactivity.Subsequent chapters focus on the chemistry relating to the geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere-including the chemical aspects of soil, water, and air pollution, respectively.