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Environmental Science Working with the Earth

ISBN-10: 0495013803

ISBN-13: 9780495013808

Edition: 10th 2004

Authors: G. Tyler Miller

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List price: $137.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 8/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Weight: 2.552
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 Overviewp. 1
Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainabilityp. 2
Environmental Economics, Politics, and Worldviewsp. 23
Scientific Principles and Conceptsp. 53
Science, Systems, Matter, and Energyp. 54
Ecosystems: Components, Energy Flow, and Matter Cyclingp. 77
Evolution and Biodiversity: Origins, Niches, and Adaptationp. 106
Climate, Terrestrial Biodiversity, and Aquatic Biodiversityp. 121
Community Ecology: Structure, Species Interactions, Succession, and Sustainabilityp. 159
Population Dynamics, Carrying Capacity, and Conservation Biologyp. 181
Geology: Processes, Minerals, Hazards, and Soilsp. 194
Risk, Toxicology, and Human Healthp. 224
Population, Resources, and Sustainabilityp. 243
The Human Population: Growth and Distributionp. 244
Air and Air Pollutionp. 277
Climate Change and Ozone Lossp. 301
Water Resources and Water Pollutionp. 327
Solid and Hazardous Wastep. 368
Sustaining Biodiversityp. 395
Food Resourcesp. 396
Sustaining Terrestrial and Aquatic Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approachp. 429
Sustaining Wild Speciesp. 460
Energy Resourcesp. 489
Nonrenewable Energy Resourcesp. 490
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energyp. 513
Appendixesp. A1
Glossaryp. G1
Indexp. I1
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