Environmental Science: Working with the Earth / Edition 5

Environmental Science: Working with the Earth / Edition 5

by G. Tyler Miller
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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 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 thirty years of research and teaching expertise make this the definitive book on the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534215880
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Series:
Biology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
540
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.42(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1Environmental Problems and Their Causes4
2Cultural Changes, Worldviews, Ethics, and Sustainability28
3Science, Matter, and Energy46
4Ecosystems and How They Work63
5Ecosystems: What Are the Major Types, and What Can Happen to Them?93
6The Human Population138
7Environmental Economics and Politics167
8Risk, Toxicology, and Human Health194
9Air and Air Pollution214
10Climate, Global Warming, and Ozone Loss235
11Water261
12Minerals and Soil298
13Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste330
14Food Resources360
15Protecting Food Resources: Pesticides and Pest Control380
16Sustaining Ecosystems: Forests, Rangelands, Parks, and Wilderness394
17Sustaining Wild Species430
18Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy460
19Nonrenewable Energy Resources493
Epilogue517
AppendixesA1
Further Readings
Glossary
Index

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