9780534397982

Living in the Environment With Infotrac

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534397982

  • ISBN10:

    0534397980

  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/30/2009
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

Miller's LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, 13th Edition is a science-based book designed for introductory courses in environmental science. Tyler Miller is the most successful author in environmental science instruction because of his attention to currency, trend-setting presentation, outstanding student and instructor supplements, and his ability to retain and refine the pedagological hallmarks on which instructors have come to depend. In this edition Miller has added an on-line Web- based resource, entitled the Resource Integration Guide, which is updated quarterly with CNNAr Today video clips, animations, and articles from InfoTracAr College Edition. Instructors can seamlessly incorporate current news articles and research findings to support classroom instruction. And, for the first time ever, students will receive a complementary CD-ROM entitled Interactive Concepts in Environmental Science. This groundbreaking addition integrates nearly 100 engaging animations and interactions with chapter summaries, flashcards, and Web-based quizzes. Organized by chapter, students will find links to relevant resources, narrated animations, interactive figures and prompts to review material and test themselves. The content in the Thirteenth Edition of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT is everything you have come to expect and more. There is more information on ecology and basic science than ever before. Instructors can continue to expect high quality end-of-chapter questions, an orientation toward solutions and prevention rather than clean-up, the integration of Web resources, and balanced presentation of controversial ideas that are supported through Pro/Con diagrams and discussions.

Table of Contents

Part I: HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW
1. Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability
2. Environmental History: An Overview
Part II: SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS
3. Science, Systems, Matter, and Energy
4. Ecosystems: Components, Energy Flow, and Matter Cycling
5. Evolution and Biodiversity: Origins, Niches, and Adaptation
6. Biogeography: Climate, Biomes, and Terrestrial Biodiversity
7. Aquatic Ecology: Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems
8. Community Ecology: Structure, Species Interactions, Succession, and Sustainability
9. Population Dynamics, Carrying Capacity, and Conservation Biology
10. Geology: Processes, Hazards, and Soils
11. Risk, Toxicology, and Human Health
Part III: HUMAN POPULATION, RESOURCES, AND SUSTAINABILITY
12. The Human Population: Growth, Demography, and Carrying Capacity
13. Food Resources
14. Water Resources
15. Geologic Resources: Nonrenewable Mineral and Energy Resources
16. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Part IV: ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND POLLUTION
17. Air and Air Pollution
18. Climate Change and Ozone Loss
19. Water Pollution
20. Pesticides and Pest Control
21. Solid and Hazardous Waste
Part V: SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY AND CITIES
22. Sustaining Wild Species
23. Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach
24. Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity
25. Sustainable Cities: Urban Land Use and Management
Part VI: ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY
26. Economics, Environment, and Sustainability
27. Politics, Environment, and Sustainability
28. Environmental Worldviews, Ethics, and Sustainability
Appendices
Glossary
Index

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