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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: An Overview of U.S. Environmental History 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.

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Scott Spoolman is a writer and textbook editor with more than 25 years of experience in educational publishing. He has worked with Tyler Miller since 2003 as a contributing editor on two editions each of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT and ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE and one edition of SUSTAINING THE EARTH. 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 forestry textbooks. He has also worked as a consulting editor in the development of more than 70 textbooks in fields of natural and social sciences. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the forests and waters of his native Wisconsin along with his family - his wife, environmental educator Gail Martinelli, and his children, Will and Katie. GG. Tyler Miller, Jr., has written 58 textbooks for introductory courses in environmental science, basic ecology, energy, and environmental chemistry. They include ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINING THE EARTH, and ESSENTIALS OF ECOLOGY. 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 3 million students and have been translated into eight languages. Miller has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and has received two honorary doctorate degrees for his contributions to environmental education. He taught college for 20 years and developed an innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate science program before deciding to write environmental science textbooks full time since 1975. Currently, he is the President of Earth Education and Research, devoted to improving environmental education. He describes his hopes for the future as follows: "If I had to pick a time to be alive, it would be the next 75 years. Why? First, there is overwhelming scientific evidence that we are in the process of seriously degrading our own life support system. In other words, we are living unsustainably. Second, within your [students'] lifetime we have the opportunity to learn how to live more sustainably by working with the rest of nature, as described in this book."

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Solid Introduction to Environmental Science Text 29 Jun. 2011
By James Dauray - Published on Amazon.com
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In the past, I haven't been a big fan of Miller's environmental science texts. They have a tendency to be overly verbose and the diagrams are often confusing. However, this book is a big improvement on prior editions. Much of the narrative has been tightened up, its much more readable and appropriate for introductory level students. I use this text for a non-science major underclassmen course and it works well.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Great Book! 3 Nov. 2010
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I had this book for a college class. The information presented was very interesting, and always up-to-date. This book presents very important information that everyone living on this planet should know about. It will change you. The illustrations are in full color, with many applicable pictures. The authors obviously put a huge amount of work assembling the information in this book. I enjoyed it immensely and HIGHLY recommend it!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Environmental Science Is Excellent 8 July 2012
By Terri Merritts - Published on Amazon.com
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I was searching for a textbook to use to prepare homeschooled college students to take and pass a DSST exam ([...]) to earn science credit for their bachelor's degrees at Excelsior College ([...]) and this book passed with flying colors. Unlike typical dry-as-sawdust texts, this book features solid science information in an easy-to-read format with gorgeous photography and graphics throughout. This is not a book that students and their professors will dread to open.

Environmental Science is as interesting to read as it is radiantly beautiful with its photographs and graphics that make it easy to learn and remember what you have both read and seen illustrated. Each chapter begins with a case study relating to the chapter's subject as a preview and includes key questions and concepts to prepare the student for reading.

The chapters are focused, easy to read, and interesting. There are many real-world examples to bring the topics and concepts to life and make them relevant. Gorgeous photographs and full color graphics show rather than tell and make it easy to understand and remember information. There are small boxes with fascinating tidbits of info on the topic and a unique "How would you vote?" feature that allows students to go online to the publisher's site and vote on issues of importance relating to the chapter's topic. Science Focus is a feature that brings the topic to the student's own world (such as "Greening American Campuses") and Individuals Matter shows how individuals like the reader did something to make a difference for the environment. What Can You Do? boxes offer the reader some options to take action and each chapter ends with a short review, critical thinking questions/activities, and some online links to the publisher's website for more info and helps in learning. I even like the chapter topics- Earthquakes Are Geologic Rock-And-Roll Events, for example. It is obvious that this book was meant to really teach students Environmental Science at more than a superficial level.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
env. sci. txtbook 28 Jun. 2010
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although this book wasn't used much in my class it was very useful as supplemental reading. there is lots of info, easy to understand. the authors make this relative to the modern person's life
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Great Edition 2 Jan. 2013
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This text is excellent for environmental science enthusiasts and students. This text is shockingly up-to-date with the current state of the environment and policy. The images and diagrams are plentiful and powerful. The message is persuasive without being overbearing, each section ending in a piece of optimism about how society can make a positive impact on the world we all share. The inside cover contains information on how to access FREE online quizzes to practice for exams!
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