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Environmental Science Working with the Earth (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac),9780534424084

Environmental Science Working with the Earth (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)

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10th
ISBN13:

9780534424084

ISBN10:
0534424082
Media:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
9/23/2003
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Miller's science-based coverage helps clarify complex environmental issues such as global warming, ozone depletion, biodiversity loss, energy options and policies, and others. A continuing emphasis on integration of economics and the environment throughout. Miller emphasizes the increased use of emissions trading, environmental accounting, full-cost pricing, selling services instead of things, and evolving eras of environmental management in a growing number of businesses. Many new topics including transfer of energy by convection, conduction, and radiation (Figure 3-9); life cycle of frogs (Figure 7-6); human ecological footprints on the earth¡¦s surface (Figure 8-12) and on North America (Figure 17-8); four principles of sustainability (Figures 8-13 and 8-12); possible beneficial effects of global warming in some areas (Figure 13-13); sequestration of carbon dioxide to slow global warming (Figure 13-16); industrial ecosystem in Denmark (Figure 15-6); use of phytoremediation (Figure 15-9) and a plasma torch (Figure 15-10) to treat hazardous wastes; terrorism and the release toxic chemicals from industrial plants; mercury contamination in the environment (Figures 15-19 and 15-20); ten most endangered U.S. songbirds (Figure 18-7); examples of nonnative species found in the United States (Figure 18-8); .brief history of oil; terrorist treats to nuclear wastes stored at nuclear power plants; and terrorist threats from dirty radioactive bombs.

Table of Contents

Humans and Sustainability
Environmental Problems, Their Causes and Sustainability
Environmental Economics, Politics, and Worldviews
Scientific Principles and Concepts
Science, Systems, Matter, and Energy
Ecosystems: Components, Energy Flow, and Matter Cycling
Evolution and Biodiversity: Origin, Niches, and Adaptation
Climate, Terrestrial Biodiversity, and Aquatic Biodiversity
Community Ecology: Structure, Species Interactions, Succession, and Sustainability
Population Dynamics, Carrying Capacity, and Conservation Biology
Geology: Processes, Minerals, Hazards, and Soils
Risk, Toxicology, and Human Health
Population, Resources, and Sustainability
The Human Population: Growth and Distribution
Air and Air Pollution
Climate Change and Ozone Loss
Water Resources and Water Pollution
Solid and Hazardous Waste
Sustaining Biodiversity
Food Resources
Sustaining Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach
Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach
Energy Resources
Nonrenewable Energy Resources
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Appendixes
Glossary
Index
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