Living in the Environment Principles, Connections, and Solutions

ISBN-10: 0495556718
ISBN-13: 9780495556718
Edition: 16th 2009
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Description: In this current, thought-provoking environmental science textbook, G. Tyler Miller and new coauthor Scott Spoolman bring the concept of sustainability to the forefront. Students are engaged and motivated with vivid case studies and hands-on  More...

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List price: $330.95
Edition: 16th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 9/24/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 828
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.532
Language: English

In this current, thought-provoking environmental science textbook, G. Tyler Miller and new coauthor Scott Spoolman bring the concept of sustainability to the forefront. Students are engaged and motivated with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. As the authors showcase four scientific principles of sustainability, they immerse students in the many practical steps they, as individuals, can take toward more sustainable lifestyles. The books new concept-centered format transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember.

G. Tyler Miller has written 62 textbooks for introductory courses in environmental science, basic ecology, energy, and environmental chemistry. Since 1975, Miller's books have been the most widely used textbooks for environmental science in the United States and throughout the world. They have been used by almost three million students and have been translated into eight languages. Miller has a professional background in chemistry, physics, and ecology. He has a PhD from the University of Virginia and has received two honorary doctoral degrees for his contributions to environmental education. He taught college for 20 years, developed one of the nation's first environmental studies programs, and developed an innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate science program before deciding to write environmental science textbooks full time in 1975. Currently, he is the president of Earth Education and Research, which is devoted to improving environmental education.

Scott Spoolman is a writer and textbook editor with more than 30 years of experience in educational publishing. He has worked with Tyler Miller since 2003 as a contributing author on editions of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, and SUSTAINING THE EARTH. With Norman Myers, he also coauthored ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS: A MODULAR APPROACH. Spoolman holds a master's degree in science journalism from the University of Minnesota. He has authored numerous articles in the fields of science, environmental engineering, politics, and business. He worked as an acquisitions editor on a series of college forestry textbooks. He has also worked as a consulting editor in the development of over 70 college and high school textbooks in fields of the natural and social sciences. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the forests and waters of his native Wisconsin along with his family-- his wife, environmental educator Gail Martinelli, and his children, Will and Katie.

Humans And Sustainability: An Overview
Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability
Science, Ecological Principles, And Sustainability
Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems
Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work?
Biodiversity and Evolution
Biodiversity, Species Interactions, and Population Control
The Human Population and Its Impact
Climate and Terrestrial Biodiversity
Aquatic Biodiversity
Sustaining Biodiversity
Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach
Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach
Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity
Sustaining Natural Resources
Food, Soil, and Pest Management
Water Resources
Geology and Nonrenewable Minerals
Nonrenewable Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Sustaining Environmental Quality
Environmental Hazards and Human Health
Air Pollution
Climate Change and Ozone Depletion
Water Pollution
Solid and Hazardous Waste
Sustainable Cities
Sustaining Human Societies
Economics, Environment, and Sustainability
Politics, Environment, and Sustainability
Environmental Worldviews, Ethics, and Sustainability
Supplements
Measurement Units, Precision, and Accuracy
Reading Graphs and Maps
Economic, Population, Hunger, Health, and Waste Production Data and Maps
Biodiversity, Ecological Footprints, and Environmental Performance Maps
Environmental History
Some Basic Chemistry
Classifying and Naming Species
Weather Basics: El Ni�o, Tornadoes, and Tropical Cyclones
Components and Interactions in Major Biomes
Energy and Climate Data and Maps
Global Trade and the Environment
Philosophy, Religion, Ethics, and Nature
Chapter Projects
Key Concepts (by Chapter)

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