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Environmental Science, International Edition
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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, INTERNATIONAL EDITION

PAPERBACK BY SPOOLMAN, SCOTT; MILLER, G. TYLER

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ISBN
9781133104391
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EDITION
14TH EDITION
PUBLISHER
CENGAGE LEARNING, INC
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
576 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
DEC 2012

DESCRIPTION

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 14E, International Edition will inspire and equip you to make a difference for the world. Featuring sustainability as their central theme, authors Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman emphasize natural capital, natural capital degradation, solutions, trade-offs, and the importance of individuals. As a result, you will learn how nature works, how you interact with it, and how people have sustained-and can continue to sustain-our relationship with the earth by applying nature's lessons to economies and individual lifestyles. Engaging features like Core Case Studies, and Connections boxes demonstrate the relevance of issues and encourage critical thinking. This edition has been updated with new learning tools, the latest content, and an enhanced art program. Two new active learning features found at the end of the book are linked with each chapter. Doing Environmental Science offers project ideas based on chapter content that build critical thinking skills and integrate scientific method principles. Global Environmental Watch offers online learning activities through the Global Environment Watch website, helping students connect the book's concepts to current real-world issues.

CONTENTS

HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW. 1. Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability. ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY. 2. Science, Matter, and Energy. 3. Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work? 4. Biodiversity and Evolution. 5. Biodiversity, Species Interactions, and Population Control. 6. The Human Population and Urbanization. 7. Climate and Biodiversity. SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY. 8. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach. 9. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach. SUSTAINING RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. 10. Food, Soil, and Pest Management. 11. Water Resources and Water Pollution. 12. Geology and Nonrenewable Minerals. 13. Energy. 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: Enviromental History of the United States. Supplement 4: Some Basic Chemistry. Supplement 5: Weather Basics: El Nino, Tornadoes, and Tropical Cyclones. Supplement 6: Maps. Supplement 7: Environmental Data and Data Analysis. Glossary. Index.