Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

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Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

Format:  Hardcover,

675 pages

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Publish Date: Jan 2011

ISBN-13: 9780538735346

ISBN-10: 0538735341

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Learn how to make a difference in our environment Using sustainability as the central theme, this current and thought-provoking book provides you with basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment and the environmental problems we face. Updated with new information, art, and "Good News" examples, this engaging book offers vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that you will be able to understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman enable you to learn and implement useful environmental solutions and see how promising the future can be.

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Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publish Date: Jan 2011
ISBN-13: 9780538735346
ISBN-10: 0538735341
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 675
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 4.14
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.3 x 1.2 x 10.9

Chapter outline

Humans And Sustainability: An Overview
Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability
Science, Ecological Principles, And Sustainability
Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems
Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work?
Biodiversity and Evolution
Biodiversity, Species Interactions, and Population Control
The Human Population and Its Impact
Climate and Biodiversity
Aquatic Biodiversity
Sustaining Biodiversity
Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach
Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach
Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity
Sustaining Natural Resources
Food, Soil, and Pest Management
Water Resources
Geology and Nonrenewable Minerals
Nonrenewable Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Sustaining Environmental Quality
Environmental Hazards and Human Health
Air Pollution
Climate Change and Ozone Depletion
Water Pollution
Solid and Hazardous Waste
Sustainable Cities
Sustaining Human Societies
Economics, Environment, and Sustainability
Politics, Environment, and Sustainability
Environmental Worldviews, Ethics, and Sustainability
Supplements
Measurement Units
Reading Graphs and Maps
U.S. Environmental History
Some Basic Chemistry
Classifying and Naming Species
Components and Interactions in Major Biomes
Weather Basics, El Ni?o, Tornadoes, and Tropical Cyclones
Maps
Environmental Data and Data Analysis

Book description

Learn how to make a difference in our environment! Using sustainability as the central theme, this current and thought-provoking book provides you with basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment and the environmental problems we face. Updated with new information, art, and "Good News" examples, this engaging book offers vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that you will be able to understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman enable you to learn and implement useful environmental solutions and see how promising the future can be.

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