Synopses & Reviews
Miller's SUSTAINING THE EARTH, 7th Edition, part of the new ADVANTAGE SERIES, is the briefest and most up-to-date environmental science text on the market. It has the most balanced approach to the environmental science instruction, with bias-free comparative diagrams throughout and a focus on prevention of and solutions to environmental problems. 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 7th edition of SUSTAINING THE EARTH is everything you have come to expect and more. In this 7th edition, the author has added the "How Would You Vote?" feature, which is an application of environmental science-related topics in the news. Students apply their environmental science knowledge from the book to a Web activity, which helps them investigate environmental science issues in a structured manner. They then cast their votes on the Web. Results are then tallied. Also found at the Miller website is the much used "Updates on Line." Updated twice a year with articles from InfoTrac College Edition service, CNN? Today Video Clips, and Web links, instructors can seamlessly incorporate the most current news articles and research findings to support text presentations. This is a time saver for instructors and part-time teachers who can quickly determine what ancillary materials they want to utilize in just minutes. As with the last edition, this text is packaged with a free Student CD-ROM entitled "Interactive Concepts in Environmental Science." Organized by chapter, the CD gives students links to relevant resources, narrated animations, interactive figures, and prompts to review material and test themselves.
G. Tyler Miller's worldwide bestsellers have evolved right along with the changing needs of your diverse student population. Focused specifically on energizing and engaging all your students, Miller and new contributor 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 your students will actually want to read their 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. New to this edition for instructors is PowerLecture, a one-stop shop for lecture prep that includes everything you need to create dynamic lectures all in one place.
About the Author
G. 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, MillerÂ'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 [studentsÂ'] 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
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: Connections in Nature. 3. Evolution and Biodiversity. 4. Community Ecology, Population Ecology, and Sustainability. 5. Applying Population Ecology: The Human Population. Part III: SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY. 6. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Ecosystems Approach. 7. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach. Part IV: SUSTAINING NATURAL RESOURCES. 8. Food, Soil, and Pest Management. 9. Water Resources and Water Pollution 10. Energy Resources. Part V: SUSTAINING ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. 11. Environmental Hazards and Human Health. 12. Air Pollution, Climate Change and Ozone Loss. 13. Solid and Hazardous Waste. Part VI: HUMAN TOOLS FOR SUSTAINABILITY. 14. Economics, Politics, Worldview, and the Environment. APPENDICES. 1. Measurement Units. 2. Major Events in U.S. Environmental History. 3. Brief History of the Age of Oil. 4. How to Analyze a Scientific Article.