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Essentials of Ecology

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ISBN-10: 0534997759

ISBN-13: 9780534997755

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: G. Tyler Miller

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ESSENTIALS OF ECOLOGY, Third Edition is the ideal alternative to other ecology texts, which tend to be too difficult for non-majors. It is a succinct 13-chapter introduction, using clear, straightforward language and providing the scientific foundation necessary to understand ecological issues. 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 3rd edition of ESSENTIALS OF ECOLOGY is everything you…    
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List price: $194.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 9/22/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
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,…    

Humans and Sustainability: an Overview
Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability
Environmental History: An Overview
Scientific Principles and Concepts
Science, Systems, Matter, and Energy
Ecosystems: Components, Energy Flow, and Matter Cycling
Evolution and Biodiversity: Origins, Niches, and Adaptation
Biogeography: Climate, Biomes, and Terrestrial Biodiversity
Aquatic Ecology: Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems
Community Ecology: Structure, Species Interactions, Succession, and Sustainability
Population Dynamics, Carrying Capacity, and Conservation Biology
Geology: Processes, Hazards, and Soils
Risk, Toxicology, and Human Health
Population, Resources, and Sustainability
The Human Population: Growth, Demography, and Carrying Capacity
Appendices
Glossary
Index