Writing the Textbook for the Environment

Dick Wright and Dorothy Boorse recently celebrated the release of their co-authored text with students at Gordon.

These past several months, Dorothy Boorse, professor of biology, hasn’t been in the thick of the marshes as much as usual. Instead, she’s been in the thick of words, writing and editing a new edition of a textbook on the environment.  Boorse co-authored the environmental science text with her own former Gordon professor and mentor, Dick Wright, who has worked on several editions of the text for the past twenty years. This was his last as he passed on the baton to Boorse. One conference colleague once told Boorse that, “Dick Wright is the best marine scientist I’ve ever known.” Boorse said she’s always found it “a joy and an honor” to work with Wright.

Here’s how the publisher (Pearson Higher Ed) describes the text: “With dramatically revised illustrations, the Twelfth Edition of Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future is even more student-friendly while retaining the currency and accuracy that has made Wright/Boorse a best seller. The text and media program continue to help students understand the science behind environmental issues and what they can do to build a more sustainable future, with further exploration of the hallmark core themes: Science, Sustainability, and Stewardship.”

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