Environmental Science / Edition 14

Environmental Science / Edition 14

by G. Tyler Miller, Scott Spoolman
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Environmental Science / Edition 14

"Inspiring people to care about the planet …" In the new edition of ENVIRONNMENTAL SCIENCE, authors Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman have partnered with the National Geographic Society to develop a text that will equip you with the inspiration and knowledge you need to make a difference solving today's environmental issues. Exclusive content highlights important work of National Geographic Explorers and Grantees and features over 180 new photos, maps, and illustrations that bring course concepts to life. Using this empowering book, you will learn how nature works, how you interact with it, and how you can use various scientific principles based on how nature has sustained life on the earth for billions of years to live more sustainably.

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ISBN-13: 9781111988937
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW. 1. Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability. ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY. 2. Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems. 3. Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work? 4. Biodiversity and Evolution. 5. Species Interactions, Ecological Succession, and Population Control. 6. The Human Population and Urbanization. 7. Climate and Biodiversity. SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY. 8. Sustaining Biodiversity: Saving Species and Ecosystem Services. 9. Sustaining Biodiversity: Saving Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services. SUSTAINING RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. 10. Food Production and the Environment. 11. Water Resources and Water Pollution. 12. Geology and Nonrenewable Mineral Resources. 13. Energy Resources. 14. Environmental Hazards and Human Health. 15. Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Ozone Depletion. 16. Solid and Hazardous Waste. SUSTAINING HUMAN SOCIETIES. 17. Environmental Economics, Politics, and Worldviews. SUPPLEMENTS. Supplement 1: Measurement Units. Supplement 2: Reading Graphs and Maps. Supplement 3: Some Basic Chemistry. Supplement 4: Maps and Map Analysis. Supplement 5: Environmental Data and Data Analysis. Supplement 6: Geological and Biological Time Scale. Supplement 7: Principles of Sustainability.

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