Welcome to the Companion Website

This site is intended to enhance your use of An Invitation to Environmental Sociology, Fifth edition by Michael Mayerfeld Bell and Loka L. Ashwood. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material. 

Join author Mike Bell and new co-author Loka Ashwood as they explore “the biggest community of all” and bring out the sociology of environmental possibility. The highly-anticipated Fifth Edition of An Invitation to Environmental Sociology delves into this rapidly changing and growing field in a clear and artful manner. Written in a lively, engaging style, this book explores the broad range of topics in environmental sociology with a personal passion rarely seen in sociology textbooks. The Fifth Edition contains new chapters entitled “Money and Markets,” “Technology and Science,” and “Living in the Ecological Society.” 


We gratefully acknowledge by Michael Mayerfeld Bell and Loka L. Ashwood for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Amanda McMillan for creating the ancillaries on this site.