Living in the Environment Principles, Connections, and Solutions ( InfoTrac, and Audio Book Access)

ISBN-10: 0534997295

ISBN-13: 9780534997298

Edition: 14th 2005

Authors: G. Tyler Miller

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Miller's LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, 14th Edition is the most comprehensive and up-to-date environmental science text on the market. It has the most balanced approach to environmental science instruction, with bias-free comparative diagrams throughout and a focus on prevention of and solutions to environmental problems. Tyler Miller is the most successful author in academic writing on environmental science because of his attention to currency, trend setting presentation of content, ability to predict student and instructor needs for new and different supplements, and his ability to retain the hallmarks on which instructors have come to depend. The content in the 14th edition of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT is everything you have come to expect and more. In this edition, the author has added the "How Would You Vote?" feature, which is an application of environmental science-related topics in the news. Students apply their environmental science knowledge from the book to a Web activity, which helps them investigate environmental science issues in a structured manner. They then cast their votes on the Web. Results are then tallied. Also found at the Miller website is the much used "Updates on Line." Updated twice a year with articles from InfoTrac College Edition service, CNN Today Video Clips, and Web links, instructors can seamlessly incorporate the most current news articles and research findings to support text presentations. This is a time saver for instructors and part-time teachers who can quickly determine what ancillary materials they want to utilize in just minutes. As with the last edition, this text is packaged with a free Student CD-ROM entitled "Interactive Concepts in Environmental Science." Organized by chapter, the CD gives students links to relevant resources, narrated animations, interactive figures, and prompts to review material and test themselves.
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Book details

List price: $140.95
Edition: 14th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.828
Language: English

Part I: HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW. 1. Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability. 2. Environmental History: Learning From the Past. Part II: SCIENCE AND ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES. 3. Science, Systems, Matter, and Energy. 4. Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work? 5. Evolution and Biodiversity. 6. Climate and Terrestrial Biodiversity. 7. Aquatic Biodiversity. 8. Community Ecology. 9. Population Ecology. 10. Applying Population Ecology: The Human Population. Part III: SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY. 11. Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: Managing and Protecting Ecosystems. 12. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach. 13. Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity. Part IV: SUSTAINING NATURAL RESOURCES. 14. Food and Soil Resources. 15.Water Resources. 16. Geology and Nonrenewable Mineral Resources. 17. Nonrenewable Energy Resources. 18. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Part V: SUSTAINING ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. 19. Risk, Toxicology, and Human Health. 20. Air Pollution. 21. Climate Change and Ozone Loss. 22. Water Pollution. 23. Pest Management. 24. Solid and Hazardous Waste. 25. Sustainable Cities. Part VI: SUSTAINING HUMAN SOCIETIES. 26. Economics, Environment, and Sustainability. 27. Politics, Environment, and Sustainability. 28. Environmental Worldviews, Ethics, and Sustainability. Appendices: 1. Units of Measurement. 2. Major Events in U.S. Environmental History. 3. Some Basic Chemistry. 4. Classifying and Naming Species. 5. Brief History of the Age of Oil. Glossary. Index.
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