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Environmental Science : Working with the Earth

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Summary

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 11th Edition, boasts an unparalleled coverage of sustainability, basic science, and bias-free comparisons, within a flexible chapter organization and supported by the strongest media tools and illustration program available. New media to this edition includes: "How Would You Vote?" found at http://biology.brookscole.com/miller11. This is an application of 68 provocative environmental issues covered in the text. Students investigate the issues in a structured manner, and then cast their votes on the Web where the results are tallied; Environmental ScienceNow, a learning tool that helps students assess their study needs through pretests, post-test, personalized learning plans and "How Do I Prepare," which aides students in basic math, chemistry and graphing review; and InfoTrac College Edition, a library of full text articles; PowerLecture for Miller's Environmental Science, 11th Edition. This one-stop PowerPoint Tool contains robust, preloaded PowerPoint lecture images organized by every chapter. PowerLecture contains: animations that bring key topics and concepts to life; a slide-sorting view for each chapter that lets you select, copy and paste slides into your PowerPoint lecture; the ability to select a piece of a figure and enlarge it; labels in text boxes that you can edit, remove, or present one label at a time; quick access to animations and videos--if a PowerPoint slide contains a green button, just click on it to show a related animation; Instructor's Manual and associated chapter outlines; and Test Bank--a complete electronic file of test items.

Table of Contents

Learning Skills 1(4)
HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW
Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability
5(14)
Case Study: Living in an Exponential Age
5(1)
Living More Sustainably
6(2)
Population Growth, Economic Growth and Economic Development
8(2)
Resources
10(2)
Economics Case Study: The Tragedy of the Commons
10(2)
Pollution
12(1)
Environmental Problems: Causes and Connections
13(3)
Cultural Changes and Sustainability
16(1)
Is Our Present Course Sustainable?
17(2)
ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Science, Matter, and Energy
19(16)
Case Study: An Environmental Lesson from Easter Island
19(1)
The Nature of Science
20(2)
Science Spotlight: What Is Harming the Robins?
21(1)
Matter
22(7)
Energy
29(3)
Matter and Energy Change Laws and Sustainability
32(3)
Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work?
35(28)
Case Study: Have You Thanked the Insects Today?
35(1)
The Nature of Ecology
36(2)
Science Spotlight: Which Species Rules the World?
36(2)
The Earth's Life-Support Systems
38(2)
Ecosystem Components
40(6)
Energy Flow in Ecosystems
46(4)
Soils
50(3)
Matter Cycling in Ecosystems
53(7)
How Do Ecologists Learn about Ecosystems?
60(3)
Evolution and Biodiversity
63(15)
Case Study: How Did We Become Such a Powerful Species So Quickly?
63(1)
Origins of Life
64(1)
Evolution and Adaptation
65(2)
Ecological Niches and Adaptation
67(3)
Science Spotlight: Cockroaches: Nature's Ultimate Survivors
69(1)
Speciation, Extinction, and Biodiversity
70(4)
What Is the Future of Evolution?
74(4)
Climate and Biodiversity
78(30)
Case Study: Blowing in the Wind: A Story of Connections
78(1)
Climate: A Brief Introduction
79(4)
Biomes: Climate and Life on Land
83(2)
Desert and Grassland Biomes
85(4)
Forest and Mountain Biomes
89(6)
Aquatic Environments: Types and Characteristics
95(1)
Saltwater Life Zones
96(8)
Case Study: Coral Reefs
100(4)
Freshwater Life Zones
104(4)
Community Ecology, Population Ecology, and Sustainability
108(20)
Case Study: Why Should We Care about the American Alligator?
108(1)
Community Structure and Species Diversity
109(2)
Types of Species
111(3)
Case Study: Why Are Amphibians Vanishing?
111(2)
Case Study: Why Are Sharks Important Species?
113(1)
Species Interactions
114(4)
Ecological Succession: Communities in Transition
118(2)
Population Dynamics and Carrying Capacity
120(3)
Human Impacts on Ecosystems: Learning from Nature
123(5)
Connections: Ecological Surprises
125(3)
Applying Population Ecology: The Human Population
128(26)
Case Study: Is the World Overpopulated?
128(1)
Factors Affecting Human Population Size
129(5)
Case Study: Fertility Rates in the United States
131(3)
Economics and Politics Case Study: U.S. Immigration
134(1)
Population Age Structure
134(3)
Solutions: Influencing Population Size
137(2)
Slowing Population Growth in India and China
139(1)
Case Study: India
139(1)
Case Study: China
140(1)
Population Distribution: Urbanization and Urban Growth
140(4)
Case Study: Urbanization in the United States
142(2)
Urban Resource and Environmental Problems
144(4)
Economics Case Study: The Urban Poor in Developing Countries
146(1)
Connections: How Can Reducing Crime Help the Environment?
147(1)
Transportation and Urban Development
148(2)
Case Study: Motor Vehicles in the United States
148(2)
Making Urban Areas More Livable and Sustainable
150(4)
Case Study: Curitiba, Brazil---One of the World's Most Sustainable Major Cities
152(2)
SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY
Sustaining Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach
154(29)
Case Study: Reintroducing Wolves to Yellowstone
154(1)
Human Impacts on Biodiversity
155(2)
Public Lands in the United States
157(2)
Managing and Sustaining Forests
159(6)
Forest Resources and Management in the United States
165(4)
Individuals Matter: Butterfly in a Redwood Tree
166(3)
Tropical Deforestation
169(3)
Individuals Matter: Kenya's Green Belt Movement
172(1)
National Parks
172(1)
Case Study: Stresses on U.S. National Parks
172(1)
Nature Reserves
173(4)
Science Case Study: Costa Rica---A Global Conservation Leader
174(2)
Science and Politics Case Study: Wilderness Protection in the United States
176(1)
Ecological Restoration
177(2)
Science Case Study: Ecological Restoration of a Tropical Dry Forest in Costa Rica
178(1)
Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity
179(2)
What Can We Do?
181(2)
Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach
183(23)
Case Study: The Passenger Pigeon: Gone Forever
183(1)
Species Extinction
184(4)
Importance of Wild Species
188(1)
Causes of Premature Extinction of Wild Species
189(9)
Science Case Study: A Disturbing Message from the Birds
190(4)
Science Case Study: Deliberate Introduction of the Kudzu Vine
194(2)
Economics Case Study: The Rising Demand for Bushmeat in Africa
196(2)
Protecting Wild Species: The Legal Approach
198(4)
Case Study: What Has the Endangered Species Act Accomplished?
201(1)
Protecting Wild Species: The Sanctuary Approach
202(1)
Reconciliation Ecology
203(3)
Science Spotlight: Using Reconciliation Ecology to Protect Bluebirds
204(2)
SUSTAINING RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Food, Soil, and Pest Management
206(30)
Case Study: Would You Eat Winged Beans and Bug Cuisine?
206(1)
Food Production
207(4)
Science and Economics Case Study: Industrial Food Production in the United States
209(2)
Soil Erosion and Degradation
211(5)
Science Case Study: Soil Erosion in the United States
213(3)
Sustainable Agriculture through Soil Conservation
216(1)
Food Production, Nutrition, and Environmental Effects
217(3)
Increasing Food Production
220(7)
Science Case Study: Some Environmental Consequences of Meat Production
223(4)
Protecting Food Resources: Pest Management
227(7)
Individuals Matter: Rachel Carson
229(1)
Science Spotlight: How Successful Have Synthetic Pesticides Been in Reducing Crop Losses in the United States?
230(1)
Connections: What Goes Around Can Come Around
231(3)
Solutions: Sustainable Agriculture
234(2)
Water and Water Pollution
236(33)
Case Study: Water Conflicts in the Middle East
236(1)
Water's Importance, Use, and Renewal
237(3)
Science Case Study: Freshwater Resources in the United States
239(1)
Supplying More Water
240(8)
Politics and Ethics Case Study: Who Should Own and Manage Freshwater Resources?
241(3)
Science Case Study: The Aral Sea Disaster
244(4)
Reducing Water Waste
248(3)
Too Much Water
251(3)
Science and Poverty Case Study: Living on Floodplains in Bangladesh
252(2)
Water Pollution: Types, Effects, and Sources
254(1)
Pollution of Freshwater Streams, Lakes, and Aquifers
255(4)
Ocean Pollution
259(4)
Science Case Study: The Chesapeake Bay
261(2)
Preventing and Reducing Surface Water Pollution
263(3)
Science Case Study: Using Wetlands to Treat Sewage
265(1)
Drinking Water Quality
266(3)
Geology and Nonrenewable Minerals
269(16)
Case Study: The General Mining Law of 1872
269(1)
Geologic Processes
270(1)
Internal and External Geologic Processes
271(3)
Minerals, Rocks, and the Rock Cycle
274(2)
Finding, Removing, and Processing Nonrenewable Minerals
276(2)
Environmental Effects of Using Mineral Resources
278(2)
Supplies of Mineral Resources
280(5)
Science Case Study: Using Nanotechnology to Produce New Materials
282(3)
Energy
285(42)
Case Study: The Coming Energy-Efficiency and Renewable-Energy Revolution
285(1)
Evaluating Energy Resources
286(4)
Nonrenewable Fossil Fuels
290(8)
Science, Economics, and Politics Case Study: How Much Oil Does the United States Have?
291(7)
Nonrenewable Nuclear Energy
298(8)
Science Case Study: The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Accident
300(3)
Science and Politics Case Study: High-Level Radioactive Wastes in the United States
303(3)
Improving Energy Efficiency
306(6)
Connections: Economics and Politics: The Real Cost of Gasoline in the United States
308(4)
Using Renewable Energy to Provide Heat and Electricity
312(9)
Geothermal Energy
321(1)
Hydrogen
322(2)
Science Spotlight: Producing Hydrogen from Green Algae Found in Pond Scum
323(1)
A Sustainable Energy Strategy
324(3)
Risk, Human Health, and Toxicology
327(18)
Case Study: The Big Killer
327(1)
Risks and Hazards
328(1)
Biological Hazards: Disease in Developed and Developing Countries
328(6)
Science Case Study: Growing Germ Resistance to Antibiotics
329(1)
Science Case Study: The Growing Global Threat from Tuberculosis
329(1)
Science Case Study: HIV and AIDS
330(1)
Science Case Study: Malaria
331(3)
Chemical Hazards
334(1)
Toxicology: Assessing Chemical Hazards
335(5)
Risk Analysis
340(5)
Air Pollution
345(22)
Case Study: When Is a Lichen Like a Canary?
345(1)
Structure and Science of the Atmosphere
346(1)
Outdoor Air Pollution
347(1)
Photochemical and Industrial Smog
348(4)
Science Spotlight: Air Pollution in the Past: The Bad Old Days
350(2)
Regional Outdoor Air Pollution from Acid Deposition
352(5)
Indoor Air Pollution
357(2)
Science Case Study: Exposure to Radioactive Radon Gas
358(1)
Harmful Effects of Air Pollution
359(2)
Preventing and Reducing Air Pollution
361(6)
Economics Case Study: Using the Marketplace to Reduce Air Pollution?
362(5)
Climate Change and Ozone Loss
367(21)
Case Study: Studying a Volcano to Understand Climate Change
367(1)
Past Climate Change and the Natural Greenhouse Effect
368(2)
Climate Change and Human Activities
370(4)
Factors Affecting the Earth's Temperature
374(1)
Possible Effects of a Warmer World
375(3)
Dealing with the Threat of Global Warming
378(5)
Ozone Depletion in the Stratosphere
383(3)
Science Case Study: Skin Cancer
384(2)
Protecting the Ozone Layer
386(2)
Individuals Matter: Ray Turner and His Refrigerator
386(2)
Solid and Hazardous Waste
388(24)
Case Study: Love Canal: There Is No ``Away''
388(1)
Wasting Resources
389(1)
Case Study: Living in a High-Waste Society
390(1)
Producing Less Waste
390(2)
The Ecoindustrial Revolution and Selling Services Instead of Things
392(2)
Individuals Matter: Ray Anderson
394(1)
Reuse
394(2)
Recycling
396(2)
Science and Economics Case Study: Problems With Recycling Plastics
397(1)
Burning and Burying Solid Waste
398(3)
Hazardous Waste
401(5)
Science, Economics, and Ethics Case Study: A Black Day in Bhopal, India
403(3)
Toxic Metals
406(3)
Science Spotlight: Lead
406(2)
Science Spotlight: Mercury
408(1)
Achieving a Low-Waste Society
409(3)
SUSTAINING HUMAN SOCIETIES
Environmental Economics, Politics, and Worldviews
412
Case Study: Biosphere 2: A Lesson in Humility
412(1)
Economic Systems and Sustainability
413(3)
Using Economics to Improve Environmental Quality
416(5)
Reducing Poverty to Improve Environmental Quality and Human Well-Being
421(3)
Solutions: Global Outlook: Microloans for the Poor
423(1)
Politics and Environmental Policy
424(6)
Case Study: Environmental Policy in the United States
425(3)
Case Study: Environmental Action by Students in the United States
428(2)
Global Environmental Policy
430(1)
Environmental Worldviews: Clashing Values and Cultures
431(2)
Living More Sustainably
433
SCIENCE SUPPLEMENTS
Units of Measurement
1(1)
Ecological Footprints
2(7)
Major Events in U.S. Environmental History
9(6)
Balancing Chemical Equations
15(2)
Classifying and Naming Species
17(2)
Weather Basics
19(4)
Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanic Eruptions
23(2)
Brief History of the Age of Oil
25(1)
Environmental Science: Concepts and Connections
26
Glossary 1(1)
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