Environmental Issues is a free open textbook that enables students to develop a nuanced understanding of today’s most pressing environmental issues. This text helps students grasp the scientific foundation of environmental topics so they can better understand the world around them and their impact upon it. This book is a collaboration between various authors and organizations that are committed to providing students with high quality and affordable textbooks. This version is an in progress Canadian adaptation, with new content from Andrew Frank, based on the original “Environmental Biology” by Matthew Fischer, editor, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
“Environmental Biology” is in turn adapted from the following sources, in addition to new content from Matthew Fischer:
- “Biology” by OpenStax is licensed under CC BY 3.0
- “Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation” by Tom Theis and Jonathan Tomkin, Editors, is licensed under CC BY 3.0
- “Essentials of Environmental Science” by Kamala Doršner is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Environmental Issues is licensed under CC BY 4.0 and is actively edited, written and remixed by Andrew Frank, Environmental Protection Faculty at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. If you have questions, suggestions, or find errors in this text, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo above taken in Gitga’at First Nation territory in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, courtesy of Andrew Frank.
Cover photo taken in Okanagan Nation territory at Vaseaux Lake, British Columbia, courtesy of Andrew Frank.