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Environmental Science

Environmental Science - 14th edition

Environmental Science - 14th edition

ISBN13: 9781111988937

ISBN10: 1111988935

Environmental Science by G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman - ISBN 9781111988937
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 14TH 13
Copyright: 2013
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
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Environmental Science by G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman - ISBN 9781111988937

ISBN13: 9781111988937

ISBN10: 1111988935

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 14TH 13

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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

Table of Contents

1. Environmental Problems, Their Causes, 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.
8. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach.
9. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach.
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.
17. Environmental Economics, Politics, and Worldviews.
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

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