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Cengage Advantage Books : Sustaining the Earth (9TH 09 - Old Edition)by 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. About half the price of other environmental science texts, this 14-chapter, one-color core text offers an integrated approach that emphasizes how environmental and resource problems and solutions are related.
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 you will understand and remember. By framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, you will see how promising the future can be.
About the Author
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."Scott Spoolman is a writer and textbook editor with more than 25 years of experience in educational publishing. He has worked with Tyler Miller since 2003 as a contributing editor on two editions each of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT and ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE and one edition of SUSTAINING THE EARTH. Spoolman holds a master's degree in science journalism from the University of Minnesota. He has authored numerous articles in the fields of science, environmental engineering, politics, and business. He worked as an acquisitions editor on a series of forestry textbooks. He has also worked as a consulting editor in the development of more than 70 textbooks in fields of natural and social sciences. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the forests and waters of his native Wisconsin along with his family ? his wife, environmental educator Gail Martinelli, and his children, Will and Katie.
Table of Contents
Humans and Sustainability: An Overview. 1. Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability. Science, Ecological Principles, and Sustainability. 2. Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems. 3. Evolution and Biodiversity. 4. Community Ecology, Population Ecology, and the Human Population. Sustaining Biodiversity. 5. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach. 6. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach. 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. Sustaining Environmental Quality. 11. Environmental Hazards and Human Health. 12. Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Ozone Depletion. 13. Urbanization and Solid and Hazardous Waste. Human Tools For Sustainability. 14. Environmental Economics, Politics, and Worldviews. Appendix: Measurement Units, Precision, and Accuracy.
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