Sustaining the Earth (Non-InfoTrac Version with CD-ROM)

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Miller's SUSTAINING THE EARTH, 6th Edition is a science-based book designed for introductory courses in environmental science. The reason Tyler Miller has been the most successful author in environmental science, academic writing is his attention to currency, trend setting presentation of content, ability to predict student and instructor supplement needs, and unique ability to retain the hallmark characteristics. In this edition Miller has added an on-line Web based resource, a Resource Integration Guide. ...

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Miller's SUSTAINING THE EARTH, 6th Edition is a science-based book designed for introductory courses in environmental science. The reason Tyler Miller has been the most successful author in environmental science, academic writing is his attention to currency, trend setting presentation of content, ability to predict student and instructor supplement needs, and unique ability to retain the hallmark characteristics. In this edition Miller has added an on-line Web based resource, a Resource Integration Guide. Updated quarterly with articles from InfoTrac College Edition service, CNN® Today Video Clips, and animations, instructors will be able to seamlessly incorporate the most current news articles and up-to-the minute research findings to support classroom instruction and text presentations The content in the 6th edition of SUSTAINING THE EARTH is everything you have come to expect and more. Two new chapters on basic ecology (Chapters 3 and 4) have been added to this edition to enhance this science-based book This text differs from Miller's comprehensive text, LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, 13th Edition, because there is much less detail and more integration of topics, with a different chapter order. For example, the following topics have been integrated into single chapters: human population dynamics and urban problems are in Chapter 5, nonrenewable and renewable energy resources are in Chapter 6, terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity are in Chapter 7, soils, food production, and pesticides are in Chapter, climate change, ozone depletion, and air pollution are in Chapter 11, water resources and water pollution are in Chapter 12, solid and hazardous waste are in Chapter 13, andenvironmental economics, politics, and worldviews are in Chapter 14. For the first time ever in a Miller textbook, students will receive a CD-ROM entitled Interactive Concepts in Environmental Science. This groundbreaking addition integrates nearly 100 engaging animations and inte

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  • ISBN-13: 9780534400873
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/2/2003
  • Edition description: 6TH Book and CDROM
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 349
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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G. Tyler Miller, Jr., has written 58 textbooks for introductory courses in environmental science, basic ecology, energy, and environmental chemistry. They include ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINING THE EARTH, and ESSENTIALS OF ECOLOGY. 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 3 million students and have been translated into eight languages. Miller has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and has received two honorary doctorate degrees for his contributions to environmental education. He taught college for 20 years and developed an innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate science program before deciding to write environmental science textbooks full time since 1975. Currently, he is the President of Earth Education and Research, devoted to improving environmental education. He describes his hopes for the future as follows: "If I had to pick a time to be alive, it would be the next 75 years. Why? First, there is overwhelming scientific evidence that we are in the process of seriously degrading our own life support system. In other words, we are living unsustainably. Second, within your [students'] lifetime we have the opportunity to learn how to live more sustainably by working with the rest of nature, as described in this book."

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