Essentials of Ecology

ISBN-10: 0495557951

ISBN-13: 9780495557951

Edition: 5th 2009

Authors: G. Tyler Miller

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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. The ideal alternative to ecology texts that tend to be too difficult for non-majors, this succinct 11-chapter, full-color textbook covers scientific principles and concepts, ecosystems, evolution, biodiversity, population ecology, and more.
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Book details

List price: $234.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 9/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" 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
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
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 Nio, Tornadoes, and Tropical Cyclones
Components and Interactions in Major Biomes
Chapter Projects
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