Sustaining the Earth

ISBN-10: 0495556874

ISBN-13: 9780495556879

Edition: 9th 2009

List price: $153.95
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G. Tyler Miller's worldwide bestsellers have evolved right along with the changing needs of the diverse student population. Focused specifically on energizing and engaging materials for students, Miller and new coauthor Scott Spoolman have been at work scrutinizing every line--enhancing, clarifying, and streamlining to reduce word density as well as updating with the very latest environmental news and research. The resulting texts are shorter, clearer, and so engaging that students will actually want to read the assignments. About half the price of other environmental science texts, this 14-chapter, one-color core text offers an integrated approach that emphasizes how environmental and resource problems and solutions are related.
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Book details

List price: $153.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 11/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

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.

Humans and Sustainability: An Overview
Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability
Science, Ecological Principles, and Sustainability
Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems
Evolution and Biodiversity
Community Ecology, Population Ecology, and the Human Population
Sustaining Biodiversity
Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach
Sustaining Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach
Sustaining Natural Resources
Food, Soil, and Pest Management
Water Resources and Water Pollution
Nonrenewable Energy Resources
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Sustaining Environmental Quality
Environmental Hazards and Human Health
Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Ozone Depletion
Urbanization and Solid and Hazardous Waste
Human Tools For Sustainability
Environmental Economics, Politics, and Worldviews
Appendix: Measurement Units, Precision, and Accuracy
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