Our Environment: A Canadian Perspective, 5th Edition
Our Environment: A Canadian Perspective, 5th Edition

Our Environment: A Canadian Perspective, 5th Edition

Lead Author(s): Ann Zimmerman, Dianne Draper

Student Price: Contact us to learn more

Nelson - This fully revised and updated fifth edition of Our Environment engages students and encourages them to critically evaluate potential solutions to environmental problems we now face. The authors outline specific environmental issues and provide the scientific underpinning required to enable students to understand the complexities at the root of these issues. The authors provide many examples of policy success to help students see that environmental concerns are not insurmountable, and that a sustainable future is something that can be attained. Sometimes issues are resolved relatively quickly – removal of phosphorus from various detergents or replacements for chlorofluorocarbons for example. Other issues such as acid rain can take a decade or more to address. Highly complex issues – loss of global biodiversity or global environmental change – remain unresolved. The text acknowledges that important in moving these issues forward has and will continue to be both environmental professionals and a critically informed public. Team up with Draper and Zimmerman’s fifth edition of Our Environment and inspire your students to create a successful future for our environment.

A Canadian Perspective


Dianne Draper
University of Calgary

Ann Zimmerman
University of Toronto

With contributions from

Lucy Sportza
University of Guelph

Screen Shot 2020-08-25 at 7.30.55 AM.png

Our Environment: A Canadian Perspective, Fifth Edition
by Dianne Draper and Ann P. Zimmerman

VP, Product and Partnership Solutions:
Anne Williams

Senior Publisher, Digital and Print Content:
Paul Fam

Marketing Manager:
Terry Fedorkiw

Content Development Manager:
Elke Price

Photo and Permissions Researchers:
Kristiina Paul, Julie Pratt, and Melody Tolson

Production Project Manager:
Christine Gilbert

Production Service:
Cenveo Publisher Services

Copy Editor:
Carolyn Jongeward

Sudhir Babu

Bob Saigh

Design Director:
Ken Phipps

Managing Designer:
Franca Amore

Interior Design:
Cathy Mayer

Cover Design:
Cathy Mayer

Cover Image:
Megan Willis/NETCARE

Art Coordinator:
Suzanne Peden

Deborah Crowle of the CrowleArt Group, Dave McKay, Ann Sanderson

Cenveo Publisher Services

COPYRIGHT © 2017, 2009 by Tophatmonocle Corp.

For more information contact 
Tophatmonocle Corp., 151 Bloor Street West, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1S4. Or you can visit tophat.com

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of this work covered by the copyright herein may be reproduced, transcribed, or used in any form or by any means—graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, taping, Web distribution, or information storage and retrieval systems— without the written permission of the publisher.

For permission to use material from this text or product, contact permissions@tophat.com.

Every effort has been made to trace ownership of all copyrighted material and to secure permission from copyright holders. In the event of any question arising as to the use of any material, we will be pleased to make the necessary corrections in future printings.

Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Data

Draper, Dianne Louise, 1949-, author Our environment : a Canadian perspective / Dianne Draper, Ann P. Zimmerman, Lucy M. Sportza. —Fifth edition.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Issued in print and electronic formats.

  • Canada—Environmental conditions—Textbooks.
  • Ecology—Canada—Textbooks.
  • Environmental policy—Canada— Textbooks. 4. Environmental degradation—Canada—Textbooks.
    • Zimmerman, Ann P., 1947–, author II. Sportza, Lucy M., author III. Title.

GE160.C3D73 2016 363.700971

C2016-903835-1 C2016-903836-X