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Environmental science

Author: G Tyler Miller; Scott Spoolman
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Brooks/Cole, [2012], ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 14th edView all editions and formats
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"Inspire and equip your students to make a difference for the world. With an overarching theme of sustainability, authors Miller and Spoolman emphasize solutions, trade-offs, natural capital, natural capital degradation, and how individuals can make a difference. As a result, students learn how they interact with the earth and how humanity has sustained--and can continue to sustain--its relationship with the earth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Tyler Miller; Scott Spoolman
ISBN: 9781111988937 9781133104384 113310438X 1111988935
OCLC Number: 741539226
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 465, [85] pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 28 cm + 1 instructor's edition (xiv, 465, [85] pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 28 cm)
Contents: Humans and sustainability: an overview. Environmental problems, their causes, and sustainability --
Ecology and sustainability. Science, matter, and energy ; Ecosystems: what are they and how do they work? ; Biodiversity and evolution ; Biodiversity, species interactions, and population control ; The human population and urbanization ; Climate and biodiversity --
Sustaining biodiversity. Sustaining biodiversity: the species approach ; Sustaining biodiversity: the ecosystem approach --
Sustaining resources and environmental quality. Food, soil, and pest management ; Water resources and water pollution ; Geology and nonrenewable minerals ; Energy ; Environmental hazards and human health ; Air pollution, climate disruption, and ozone depletion ; Solid and hazardous waste --
Sustaining human societies. Environmental economics, politics, and worldviews.
Responsibility: G. Tyler Miller, Scott E. Spoolman.

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"Inspire and equip your students to make a difference for the world. With an overarching theme of sustainability, authors Miller and Spoolman emphasize solutions, trade-offs, natural capital, natural capital degradation, and how individuals can make a difference. As a result, students learn how they interact with the earth and how humanity has sustained--and can continue to sustain--its relationship with the earth by applying important concepts to economies and individual lifestyles"--Back cover.

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