ISBN 9788131524732,Environmental Science

Environmental Science



Cengage Learning

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788131524732

ISBN-10 8131524736


Edition 14th
Number of Pages 576 Pages
Language (English)


Environmental Science, 14E, inspires and equips students 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, students learn how nature works, how they interact with it and how humanity has sustained - and can continue to sustain - its 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. Updated with new learning tools, the latest content and an enhanced art program, this highly flexible book allows instructors to vary the order of chapters and sections within chapters to meet the needs of their courses.

Two new active learning features that correlate with each chapter can be found at the end of the book. "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.
Table of 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

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