AP Environmental Science: Example Textbook List
The list below represents examples of textbooks that meet the curricular requirements of AP Environmental Science. The list below is not exhaustive and the texts listed should not be regarded as endorsed, authorized, recommended, or approved by the College Board. Not using a book from this list does not mean that a course will not receive authorization. Syllabi submitted as part of the AP Course Audit process will be evaluated holistically, with textbooks considered along with supplementary, supporting resources to confirm that the course as a whole provides students with the content delineated in the curricular requirements of the AP Course Audit.
All editions of the following textbooks after the year 2005 are appropriate for use in AP Environmental Science. Earlier editions of these texts or other textbooks not listed here may meet the AP Course Audit curricular requirements if supplemented with appropriate college-level instructional resources. For discussions regarding the usefulness of these texts and other teaching materials in the AP Environmental Science classroom, please consult the Environmental Science Teacher Community.
Berg, Linda, Peter Raven, David Hassenzhal. Environment. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons.
Botkin, Daniel and Edward Keller. Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons.
Brennan, Scott R. and Jay H. Withgott. Environment: The Science Behind the Stories. San Francisco, CA: Pearson Education
Chiras, Daniel D. Environmental Science. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
Cunningham, William and Mary Cunningham. Environmental Science: A Global Concern. New York, NY: Pearson.
Enger, Eldon and Bradley Smith. Environmental Science: A Study of Interrelationships. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
Friedland, Andrew, Rick Relyea and David Courard-Hauri. Environmental Science for AP*. W. H. Freeman and Company.
Laposata, Matthew and Scott Brennan. Environment: The Science Behind the Stories – AP Edition>. San Francisco, CA: Pearson Education.
Miller, G. Tyler and Scott Spoolman. Living in the Environmental: Principles, Connections, and Solutions. Belmont, CA: Thompson Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning.
Wright, Richard and Dorothy Boorse. Environmental Science. Boston, MA: Benjamin Cummings.