Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions / Edition 16

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Miller's LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT is the book that defined the Environmental Science course. This significantly revised Twelfth edition incorporates the most talked-about and notable developments today, reflecting major shifts in environmental education and environmental policy.
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Editorial Reviews

This textbook (first edition, 1975), intended for introductory courses in environmental science, treats the field as an interdisciplinary study integrating the natural sciences and the social sciences to clarify the connections between people and the world in which we live. It emphasizes scientific content and a balanced presentation of contested issues. Makes excellent use of color illustrations, graphics, guest essays, and case studies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
New edition of a text in which Miller (human ecology, St. Andrews Presbyterian College) summarizes what he has learned in about three decades of trying to understand environmental principles, problems, connections, and solutions. Updated to include 250 new topics, the 28 chapters cover an overview of humans and sustainability; scientific principles and concepts; human population, resources, and sustainability; environmental quality and pollution; biodiversity, land use, and conservation; and environment and society. Each chapter begins with a brief case study. Contains 599 color diagrams and photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495556718
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/24/2008
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 16
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (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.

Scott Spoolman is a writer and textbook editor with more than 30 years of experience in educational publishing. He has worked with Tyler Miller since 2003 as a contributing author on editions of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, and SUSTAINING THE EARTH. With Norman Myers, he also coauthored ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS: A MODULAR APPROACH. Spoolman holds a master's degree in science journalism from the University of Minnesota. He has authored numerous articles in the fields of science, environmental engineering, politics, and business. He worked as an acquisitions editor on a series of college forestry textbooks. He has also worked as a consulting editor in the development of over 70 college and high school textbooks in fields of the natural and social sciences. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the forests and waters of his native Wisconsin along with his family— his wife, environmental educator Gail Martinelli, and his children, Will and Katie.

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Table of Contents

1 Environmental Problems and Their Causes
2 Brief History of Resource Use and Conservation
3 Science, Models, and Systems
4 Matter and Energy Resources: Types and Concepts
5 Ecosystems and How They Work
6 Climate, Weather, and Life
7 Changes in Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems
8 Geologic Processes: The Dynamic Earth
9 Population Dynamics: Influencing Population Size
10 Population Distribution: Urban Living
11 Deforestation and Loss of Biodiversity
12 Global Warming and Ozone Loss
13 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
14 Nonrenewable Energy Resources
15 Risk, Toxicology, and Human Health
16 Air and Air Pollution
17 Water Resources
18 Water Pollution
19 Minerals and Soil
20 Solid and Hazardous Waste
21 Food Resources
22 Protecting Food Resources: Pesticides and Pest Control
23 Sustaining Ecosystems: Forests, Rangelands, Parks, and Wilderness
24 Sustaining Wild Species
25 Economics and Environment
26 Politics and Environment
27 Environmental Worldviews, Ethics, and Sustainability
Appendix 5 Individuals Matter: Working with the Earth
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  • Posted October 18, 2009

    Make sure your class uses it before you buy, and share one book with one or two other students. Poor value and too many typos for the price.

    This book is full of typos - the editing is extremely poor. Which then makes me wonder how the lack of attention to detail affects other areas such as research and balance. The questions at the end of the chapters often do not have answers in the book, even through inference - if you're using the internet to get answers anyway, why do you need the book??!! The teacher says this is "the" book used for AP Environmental - perhaps that is why they get away with charging $144 for something so poorly put together for the price. I highly recommend sharing the book among two or three students, since most of what we use it for is the assigned questions at the end of the chapter, not the content

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