Sustaining the Earth

ISBN-10: 143904984X
ISBN-13: 9781439049846
Edition: 10th 2012
List price: $149.95
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Book details

List price: $149.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. SUSTAINING THE EARTH provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environmental problems we face. About half the price of other environmental science texts, this 14-chapter, one-color core book offers an integrated approach that emphasizes how environmental and resource problems and solutions are related. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. By framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be.

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.

Introduction: Learning Skills
Humans And Sustainability: An Overview
Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability
Science, Ecological Principles, And sustainability
Science, Matter, Energy, and Ecosystems
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
Sustaining Human Societies
Economics, Politics, Worldviews, and the Environment
Appendix: Units of Measurement

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