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Environmental Science - 14th edition

ISBN13: 978-1111988937

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ISBN13: 978-1111988937
ISBN10: 1111988935
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Edition/Copyright: 14TH 13
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2013
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Environmental Science - 14TH 13 edition

ISBN13: 978-1111988937

G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman

ISBN13: 978-1111988937
ISBN10: 1111988935
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 14TH 13
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2013
International: No
Summary

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE will inspire and equip you to make a difference for the world. Featuring sustainability as their central theme, authors Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman emphasize natural capital, natural capital degradation, solutions, trade-offs, and the importance of individuals. As a result, you will learn how nature works, how you interact with it, and how people have sustained--and can continue to sustain--our relationship with the earth by applying nature's lessons to economies and individual lifestyles. Engaging features like ''Core Case Studies,'' and ''Connections'' boxes demonstrate the relevance of issues and encourage critical thinking. This edition has been updated with new learning tools, the latest content, and an enhanced art program. Two new active learning features conclude each chapter. ''Doing Environmental Science'' offers project ideas based on chapter content that build critical thinking skills and integrate scientific method principles. ''Global Environmental Watch'' offers online learning activities through the Global Environment Watch website, helping students connect the book's concepts to current real-world issues.

Table of Contents

HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW.
1. Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability.
ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY.
2. Science, Matter, and Energy.
3. Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work?
4. Biodiversity and Evolution.
5. Biodiversity, Species Interactions, and Population Control.
6. The Human Population and Urbanization.
7. Climate and Biodiversity.
SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY.
8. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach.
9. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach.
SUSTAINING RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.
10. Food, Soil, and Pest Management.
11. Water Resources and Water Pollution.
12. Geology and Nonrenewable Minerals.
13. Energy.
14. Environmental Hazards and Human Health.
15. Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Ozone Depletion.
16. Solid and Hazardous Waste.
SUSTAINING HUMAN SOCIETIES.
17. Environmental Economics, Politics, and Worldviews.
SUPPLEMENTS.
Supplement 1: Measurement Units
Supplement 2: Reading Graphs and Maps
Supplement 3: An Overview of U.S. Environmental History
Supplement 4: Some Basic Chemistry
Supplement 5: Weather Basics: El Niño, Tornadoes, and Tropical Cyclones
Supplement 6: Maps
Supplement 7: Environmental Data and Data Analysis
Glossary.
Index.

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