9780495556718

Living in the Environment : Principles, Connections, and Solutions

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    9780495556718

  • ISBN10:

    0495556718

  • Edition: 16th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/24/2008
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

In this current, thought-provoking environmental science textbook, G. Tyler Miller and new coauthor Scott Spoolman bring the concept of sustainability to the forefront. Students are engaged and motivated with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. As the authors showcase four scientific principles of sustainability, they immerse students in the many practical steps they, as individuals, can take toward more sustainable lifestyles. The book’s new concept-centered format transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember.

Table of Contents

Humans And Sustainability: An Overview
Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability
Science, Ecological Principles, And Sustainability
Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems
Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work?
Biodiversity and Evolution
Biodiversity, Species Interactions, and Population Control
The Human Population and Its Impact
Climate and Terrestrial Biodiversity
Aquatic Biodiversity
Sustaining Biodiversity
Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach
Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach
Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity
Sustaining Natural Resources
Food, Soil, and Pest Management
Water Resources
Geology and Nonrenewable Minerals
Nonrenewable Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Sustaining Environmental Quality
Environmental Hazards and Human Health
Air Pollution
Climate Change and Ozone Depletion
Water Pollution
Solid and Hazardous Waste
Sustainable Cities
Sustaining Human Societies
Economics, Environment, and Sustainability
Politics, Environment, and Sustainability
Environmental Worldviews, Ethics, and Sustainability
Supplements
Measurement Units, Precision, and Accuracy
Reading Graphs and Maps
Economic, Population, Hunger, Health, and Waste Production Data and Maps
Biodiversity, Ecological Footprints, and Environmental Performance Maps
Environmental History
Some Basic Chemistry
Classifying and Naming Species
Weather Basics: El Niħo, Tornadoes, and Tropical Cyclones
Components and Interactions in Major Biomes
Energy and Climate Data and Maps
Global Trade and the Environment
Philosophy, Religion, Ethics, and Nature
Chapter Projects
Key Concepts (by Chapter)
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