The material is written at an ideal introductory level, where new terms are clearly defined and then used both for introduction of ideas and presentation of examples. The consistent use of terminology supports the clarity of the text.
A clear structure, moving from urbanization to physical environment to organisms and interactions.
The international focus of the book is one of its biggest strengths, examples are drawn from around the world, and this helps students understand the different places face similar challenges.
Learning outcomes, figures, photos, boxes and other supporting textbook features included throughout.
New material has been added, all existing chapters have been thoroughly revised and restructured.