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Living in the Environment : Principles, Connections, and Solutions ( InfoTrac, and Audio Book Access)

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Pub. Date:
9/17/2004
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Brooks Cole
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Summary

Miller's LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, 14th Edition is the most comprehensive and up-to-date environmental science text on the market. It has the most balanced approach to 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 14th edition of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT is everything you have come to expect and more. In this 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, CNNŽ 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.

Table of Contents

Humans and sustainability: an overview
Environmental Problems, The ir Causes, and Sustainability
Environmental History: Learning From the Past
Science and ecological principles
Science, Systems, Matter, and Energy
Ecosystems: What Are The y and How Do The y Work?
Evolution and Biodiversity
Climate and Terrestrial Biodiversity
Aquatic Biodiversity
Community Ecology
Population Ecology
Applying Population Ecology: the Human Population
Sustaining biodiversity
Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: Managing and Protecting Ecosystems
Sustaining Biodiversity: the Species Approach
Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity
Sustaining natural resources
Food and Soil Resources. 15.Water Resources
Geology and Nonrenewable Mineral Resources
Nonrenewable Energy Resources
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Sustaining environmental quality
Risk, Toxicology, and Human Health
Air Pollution
Climate Change and Ozone Loss
Water Pollution
Pest Management
Solid and Hazardous Waste
Sustainable Cities
Sustaining human societies
Economics, Environment, and Sustainability
Politics, Environment, and Sustainability
Environmental Worldviews, Ethics, and Sustainability
Appendices
Units of Measurement
Major Events in U.S. Environmental History
Some Basic Chemistry
Classifying and Naming Species
Brief History of the Age of Oil
Glossary
Index
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