Environmental Science: Working with the Earth, 11th Edition / Edition 11

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Overview

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 11th Edition, boasts an unparalleled coverage of sustainability, basic science, and bias-free comparisons, within a flexible chapter organization and supported by the strongest media tools and illustration program available. New media to this edition includes: "How Would You Vote?" found at http://biology.brookscole.com/miller11. This is an application of 68 provocative environmental issues covered in the text. Students investigate the issues in a structured manner, and then cast their votes on the Web where the results are tallied; Environmental ScienceNow, a learning tool that helps students assess their study needs through pretests, post-test, personalized learning plans and "How Do I Prepare," which aides students in basic math, chemistry and graphing review; and InfoTrac College Edition, a library of full text articles; PowerLecture for Miller's Environmental Science, 11th Edition. This one-stop PowerPoint Tool contains robust, preloaded PowerPoint lecture images organized by every chapter. PowerLecture contains: animations that bring key topics and concepts to life; a slide-sorting view for each chapter that lets you select, copy and paste slides into your PowerPoint lecture; the ability to select a piece of a figure and enlarge it; labels in text boxes that you can edit, remove, or present one label at a time; quick access to animations and videos—if a PowerPoint slide contains a green button, just click on it to show a related animation; Instructor's Manual and associated chapter outlines; and Test Bank—a complete electronic file of test items.

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Editorial Reviews

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This ninth edition places increased emphasis on science-based approaches that interact with political solutions to address environmental problems, offers greater integration of economic and environmental topics, and stresses the shift from large centralized sources of power to a dispersed array of smaller micropower plants. There are two new chapters on community ecology and geology, and expanded coverage of aquatic biodiversity. Tyler is president of Earth Education and Research, and professor of human ecology at St. Andrews Presbyterian College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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An introductory college level text on environmental science, illustrated with a plethora of interesting color photographs, maps, and charts. The text's five sections address an overview of humans and the issue of sustainability; scientific principles and concepts; the issues of resources and sustainability vis-<`a>-vis the human population; sustaining biodiversity and ecological integrity; and energy resources. Includes a number of guest essays by environmental activists, researchers, ecologists, sociologists, entomologists, and others. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534422509
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/22/2005
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: With Environmental ScienceNOW, InfoTrac 1-Semester Printed Access Card
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 21.60 (w) x 27.40 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

G. Tyler Miller has written 62 textbooks for introductory courses in environmental science, basic ecology, energy, and environmental chemistry. Since 1975, Miller's books have been the most widely used textbooks for environmental science in the United States and throughout the world. They have been used by almost three million students and have been translated into eight languages. Miller has a professional background in chemistry, physics, and ecology. He has a PhD from the University of Virginia and has received two honorary doctoral degrees for his contributions to environmental education. He taught college for 20 years, developed one of the nation's first environmental studies programs, and developed an innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate science program before deciding to write environmental science textbooks full time in 1975. Currently, he is the president of Earth Education and Research, which is devoted to improving environmental education.

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Table of Contents

HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW. 1. Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability. ECOLOGY AND SUSTINABILITY. 2. Science, Matter, and Energy. 3. Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work?. 4. Evolution and Biodiversity. 5. Climate and Biodiversity. 6. Community Ecology, Population Ecology, and Sustainability. 7. Applying Population Ecology: The Human Population. SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY. 8. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach. 9. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach. SUSTAINING RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. 10. Food, Soil Conservation, and Pest Management. 11. Water and Water Pollution. 12. Geology and Nonrenewable Minerals. 13. Energy. 14. Risk, Human Health, and Toxicology. 15. Air Pollution. 16. Climate Change and Ozone Loss. 17. Solid and Hazardous Waste. SUSTAINING HUMAN SOCIETIES. 18. Environmental Economics, Politics, and Worldviews. Science Supplements. Glossary. Index.

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