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Sustaining the Earth

Sustaining the Earth - 10th edition

ISBN13: 978-1439049846

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ISBN13: 978-1439049846
ISBN10: 143904984X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 10TH 12
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2012
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Sustaining the Earth - 10TH 12 edition

ISBN13: 978-1439049846

G. Tyler Miller

ISBN13: 978-1439049846
ISBN10: 143904984X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 10TH 12
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2012
International: No
Summary

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.

Author Bio

GG. Tyler Miller, Jr., has written 58 textbooks for introductory courses in environmental science, basic ecology, energy, and environmental chemistry. They include ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINING THE EARTH, and ESSENTIALS OF ECOLOGY. 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 3 million students and have been translated into eight languages. Miller has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and has received two honorary doctorate degrees for his contributions to environmental education. He taught college for 20 years and developed an innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate science program before deciding to write environmental science textbooks full time since 1975. Currently, he is the President of Earth Education and Research, devoted to improving environmental education. He describes his hopes for the future as follows: If I had to pick a time to be alive, it would be the next 75 years. Why? First, there is overwhelming scientific evidence that we are in the process of seriously degrading our own life support system. In other words, we are living unsustainably. Second, within your [students'] lifetime we have the opportunity to learn how to live more sustainably by working with the rest of nature, as described in this book."

Table of Contents

Introduction: Learning Skills. PART I: HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW. 1. Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability. PART II: SCIENCE, ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES, AND SUSTAINABILITY. 2. Science, Matter, Energy, and Ecosystems. 3. Biodiversity and Evolution. 4. Community Ecology, Population Ecology, and the Human Population. PART III: SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY. 5. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach. 6. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach. PART IV: SUSTAINING NATURAL RESOURCES. 7. Food, Soil, and Pest Management. 8. Water Resources and Water Pollution. 9. Nonrenewable Energy Resources. 10. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. PART V: SUSTAINING ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. 11. Environmental Hazards and Human Health. 12. Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Ozone Depletion. 13. Urbanization and Solid and Hazardous Waste. PART VI: SUSTAINING HUMAN SOCIETIES. 14. Economics, Politics, Worldviews, and the Environment. Appendix: Units of Measurement.

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