Environmental Science: Sustaining Your World / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
Environmental Science: Sustaining Your World was created specifically for your high school environmental science course. With a central theme of sustainability included throughout, authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman have focused content and included student activities on the core environmental issues of today while incorporating current research on solutions-based outcomes. National Geographic images and graphics support the text, while National Geographic Explorers and scientists who are working in the field to solve environmental issues of all kinds tell their stories of how real science and engineering practices are used to solve real-world environmental problems. Ensure that your students learn critical thinking skills to evaluate all sides of environmental issues while gaining knowledge of the Core Ideas from the NGSS and applying that knowledge to real science and engineering practices and activities.
About 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 familyhis wife, environmental educator Gail Martinelli, and his children, Will and Katie.
Table of Contents
Special Feature: Into the Okavango with National Geographic UNIT ONE: ECOLOGY AND ECOSYSTEMS 1. The Environment and Sustainability 2. Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems 3. Ecosystem Dynamics UNIT TWO: BIODIVERSITY 4. Biodiversity and Evolution 5. Species Interactions, Ecological Succession, and Population Control 6. Ecosystems and Climate Special Feature: Partners in Sustainability: Nature Museums and Preserves UNIT THREE: SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY 7. Saving Species and Ecosystem Services 8. Sustaining Biodiversity: An Ecosystem Approach UNIT FOUR: ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY 9. Food, Soil, and Pest Management 10. Water Resources and Water Pollution 11. Geology and Nonrenewable Mineral Resources 12. Nonrenewable Energy Resources 13. Renewable Energy Resources Special Feature: Citizen Science and National Geographic's BioBlitzes UNIT FIVE: ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS 14. Human Population and Urbanization 15. Environmental Hazards and Human Health 16. Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Ozone Depletion 17. Solid and Hazardous Waste 18. Environmental Economics, Politics, and Worldviews