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People and Environment
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People and Environment

G. Tyler Jr. Miller

Published by Cengage Learning | Language - English | Binding - Paper Back

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Miller's People and Environment is the most comprehensive and up-to-date environmental science text on the market. It has the most balanced approach to environmental science instruction, with bias-free comparative diagrams throughout and a focus on prevention of and solutions to environmental problems.

Features:

* Each chapter opens with a fascinating "Core Case Study" that is revisited throughout the chapter
* Critical thinking exercises are included throughout the book
*Sustainability is the central theme that runs through and integrates the material in this text* This book is built on consensus science--concepts and explanations widely accepted by experts--to ensure that environmental topics are meaningful to students.
* A strong emphasis on scientific objectivity and the need for non-biased solutions is another hallmark of the text.
* Exceptional presentation and evaluation of solutions to ecological problems illustrate how to approach such issues thoughtfully.
* Numerous figures and easily understood diagrams can be found throughout to help students grasp the material.

Table Of Contents:

Part I: HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW.
1. Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability.
Part II: SCIENCE AND ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES.
2. Science, Systems, Matter, and Energy.3. Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work?4. Evolution and Biodiversity.5. Climate and Terrestrial Biodiversity. 6. Aquatic Biodiversity.7. Community Ecology.8. Population Ecology.9. Applying Population Ecology: The Human Population.Part III: SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY.
10. Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: Managing and Protecting Ecosystems.11. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach.12. Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity.
Part IV: SUSTAINING NATURAL RESOURCES.
13. Food and Soil Resources.14. Water Resources.15. Geology and Nonrenewable Mineral Resources.16. Nonrenewable Energy Resources.17. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Part V: SUSTAINING ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
18. Environmental Hazards and Human Health.19. Air Pollution.20. Climate Change and Ozone Depletion.21. Water Pollution.22. Solid and Hazardous Waste.23. Economics, Environment, and Sustainability.
Part VI: SUSTAINING HUMAN SOCIETIES.
24. Politics, Environment, and Sustainability.25. Environmental Worldviews, Ethics, and Sustainability.

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Book: People and Environment
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ISBN-13: 9788131509081
Product Code 9788131509081
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Date: 2009
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Number of Pages: 696 
Language: English

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