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Environmental Science: Working with the Earth (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) / Edition 10
     

Environmental Science: Working with the Earth (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) / Edition 10

by G. Tyler Miller
 

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ISBN-10: 0534424082

ISBN-13: 9780534424084

Pub. Date: 09/23/2003

Publisher: Cengage Learning

In this edition of Miller's ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, a new Student CD-ROM, INTERACTIVE CONCEPTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, has been added! 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

Overview

In this edition of Miller's ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, a new Student CD-ROM, INTERACTIVE CONCEPTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, has been added! 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 animations show complex processes and relationships unfolding on screen, such as the effects of acid rain, smog formation, and the phosphorus cycle. Narration allows students to focus on what is changing on screen while interactions allow students to explore figures in more depth. This Tenth Edition is a significant, all-encompassing revision providing continuing 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 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. With fair and balanced coverage and Internet tools integrated throughout, the book features an extensively developed art program, writing that communicates scientific information clearly and effectively, and the most current coverage of the subject. The book's flexible organization means that it can be adapted to fit almost any syllabus. Miller's more than 30 years of research and teaching expertise make this the definitive book on the subject. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: WORKING WITH THE EARTH, Tenth Edition is a concise alternative to G. Tyler Miller's 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534424084
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/23/2003
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY. 1. Environmental Problems, Their Causes and Sustainability. 2. Environmental Economics, Politics, and Worldviews. Part II: SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS. 3. Science, Systems, Matter, and Energy. 4. Ecosystems: Components, Energy Flow, and Matter Cycling. 5. Evolution and Biodiversity: Origin, Niches, and Adaptation. 6. Climate, Terrestrial Biodiversity, and Aquatic Biodiversity. 7. Community Ecology: Structure, Species Interactions, Succession, and Sustainability. 8. Population Dynamics, Carrying Capacity, and Conservation Biology. 9. Geology: Processes, Minerals, Hazards, and Soils. 10. Risk, Toxicology, and Human Health. Part III: POPULATION, RESOURCES, AND SUSTAINABILITY. 11. The Human Population: Growth and Distribution. 12. Air and Air Pollution. 13. Climate Change and Ozone Loss. 14. Water Resources and Water Pollution. 15. Solid and Hazardous Waste. Part IV: SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY. 16. Food Resources. 17. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach. 18. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach. Part V: ENERGY RESOURCES. 19. Nonrenewable Energy Resources. 20. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Appendixes. Glossary. Index.

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