Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

Author: G. Miller

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 832

View: 956

In this current, thought-provoking environmental science textbook,G. Tyler Miller and new coauthor Scott Spoolman bring theconcept of sustainability to the forefront. Students are engagedand motivated with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. As the authors showcase four scientific principles of sustainability, they immerse students in the many practical steps they, as individuals, can take toward more sustainable lifestyles. The book’s new concept-centered format transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

Author: G. Tyler Miller

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 784

View: 967

G. Tyler Miller's worldwide bestsellers have evolved right along with the changing needs of your diverse student population. Focused specifically on energizing and engaging all your students, Miller and new contributor Scott Spoolman have been at work scrutinizing every line--enhancing, clarifying, and streamlining to reduce word density as well as updating with the very latest environmental news and research. The resulting texts are shorter, clearer, and so engaging that your students will actually want to read their assignments. The Fifteenth Edition's engaging, streamlined coverage includes over 4,000 updates and new topics; hundreds of new Thinking About exercises that engage students in critical thinking about environmental science topics; Core Case Studies that reinforce chapter concepts; 127 new photos; and superb, integrated coverage of sustainability! New to this edition for instructors is PowerLecture, a one-stop shop for lecture prep that includes everything you need to create dynamic lectures all in one place. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Living in the Environment

Principles, Connections, and Solutions

Author: George Tyler Miller

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 720

View: 953

This undergraduate textbook provides the scientific base for understanding environmental concerns, describes the primary natural resource and environmental quality problems being faced, and evaluates solutions to those problems.

Living in the Environment

Principles, Connections, and Solutions

Author: George Tyler Miller

Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole

ISBN:

Category: Environmental policy

Page: 757

View: 310

Essentials of Ecology

Author: G. Miller

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 177

G. Tyler Miller's worldwide bestsellers have evolved right along with the changing needs of your diverse student population. Focused specifically on energizing and engaging all your students, Miller and new coauthor Scott Spoolman have been at work scrutinizing every line--enhancing, clarifying, and streamlining to reduce word density as well as updating with the very latest environmental news and research. The resulting texts are shorter, clearer, and so engaging that your students will actually want to read their assignments. The ideal alternative to ecology texts that tend to be too difficult for non-majors, this succinct 11-chapter, full-color textbook covers scientific principles and concepts, ecosystems, evolution, biodiversity, population ecology, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Party's Over

Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies

Author: Richard Heinberg

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 700

An updated edition of this bestselling book on the end of oil -- and its consequences.

Introduction to Public Health E-Book

Author: Mary Louise Fleming

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 386

View: 224

This text introduces students to the core concepts and principles of public health: the nature and scope of public health; its history; an introduction to health determinants and epidemiology; evidence-based practice in public health and understanding public health data plus more.

Agroecology

The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Second Edition

Author: Stephen R. Gliessman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 689

Providing the theoretical and conceptual framework for this continually evolving field, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Second Edition explores environmental factors and complexities affecting agricultural crops and animals. Completely revised, updated, and reworked, the second edition contains new data, new readings, new issues and case studies, and new options. It includes two completely new chapters, one on the role of livestock animals in agroecosystems and one on the cultural and community aspects of sustainable food systems. The author clearly delineates the importance of using an ecosystem framework for determining if a particular agricultural practice, input, or management decision contributes or detracts from sustainability. He explains how the framework provides the ecological basis for the functioning of the chosen management strategy over the long-term. He also examines system level interactions, stressing the need for understanding the emergent qualities of populations, communities, and ecosystems and their roles in sustainable agriculture. Using examples of farming systems in a broad array of ecological conditions, the book demonstrates how to use an ecosystem approach to design and manage agroecosystems for sustainability.

Reconstituting the Curriculum

Author: M. R. Islam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 536

View: 181

This inspiring work presents a truly knowledge-based approach to education as an alternative to the current curriculum that is based on consolidating pre-conceived ideas. It demonstrates the advantages of the new curriculum, both in terms of acquiring knowledge and preventing current problems such as technological disasters, global injustice, and environmental destruction. It also shows how it can eliminate plagiarism, low retention in classrooms, non-representative grading, and other common problems. Examples are given from various disciplines, ranging from science and engineering to philosophy and law.

Sustaining the Earth

An Integrated Approach

Author: George Tyler Miller

Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole

ISBN:

Category: Environmental protection

Page: 423

View: 862

The briefest of Miller's three texts, this inexpensive black-and-white alternative covers all the major topics found in Miller's other two texts, Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions. 12th ed. and Environmental Science: Working with the Earth. 8th ed. It provides an integrated approach emphasizing solutions and distilling the key concepts in environmental science to offer students the basic material for about half the price of other environmental science texts.