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Environmental Science : Working with the Earth

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9th
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9780534389871

ISBN10:
0534389872
Format:
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Pub. Date:
1/11/2002
Publisher(s):
Brooks Cole
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Summary

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: WORKING WITH THE EARTH, Ninth Edition is a concise alternative to G. Tyler MillerĘs best-selling text LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, which redefines the environmental science course and sets the standard by which every other book for this course is judged. This Ninth Edition is a significant, all-encompassing revision providing greater focus on the basic scientific content necessary to understand environmental issues in clear, straightforward language. It provides the latest developments and reflects several major shifts in environmental science education that are taking place in this century. Designed as a foundational text for environmental science courses, Miller's flexible book is adaptable to almost any approach, and is the most widely embraced approach to environmental science in print today. With fair and balanced coverage and Internet tools integrated throughout, the book features an extensively developed art program, writing that communicates scientific

Table of Contents

Part I HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW 1(52)
Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability
2(21)
Environmental Economics, Politics, and Worldviews
23(30)
Part II SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS 53(190)
Science, Systems, Matter, and Energy
54(23)
Ecosystems: Components, Energy Flow, and Matter Cycling
77(29)
Evolution and Biodiversity: Origins, Niches, and Adaptation
106(15)
Climate, Terrestrial Biodiversity, and Aquatic Biodiversity
121(38)
Community Ecology: Structure, Species Interactions, Succession, and Sustainability
159(22)
Population Dynamics, Carrying Capacity, and Conservation Biology
181(13)
Geology: Processes, Minerals, Hazards, and Soils
194(30)
Risk, Toxicology, and Human Health
224(19)
Part III POPULATION, RESOURCES, AND SUSTAINABILITY 243(152)
The Human Population: Growth and Distribution
244(33)
Air and Air Pollution
277(24)
Climate Change and Ozone Loss
301(26)
Water Resources and Water Pollution
327(41)
Solid and Hazardous Waste
368(27)
Part IV SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY 395(94)
Food Resources
396(33)
Sustaining Terrestrial and Aquatic Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach
429(31)
Sustaining Wild Species
460(29)
Part V ENERGY RESOURCES 489(1)
Nonrenewable Energy Resources
490(23)
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
513
Appendixes A1
Glossary G1
Index I1


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