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Living in the Environment, 3rd Edition

  • G. Tyler Miller
  • Dave Hackett
  • ISBN-10: 0176510133
  • ISBN-13: 9780176510138
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2008
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Miller/Hackett is science-based, solutions-oriented and flexible (divided into six parts and based on seven integrative environmental themes this resource can be used with any course outline). The third Canadian edition will continue to offer a strong scientific focus with a wealth of Canadian examples, issues, cases, photographs, and environmental personalities within the context of the global environment.

Features

  • Modernized design and artwork

About the Author

G. Tyler Miller

G. Tyler Miller has written 65 textbooks for introductory courses in environmental science, basic ecology, energy and environmental chemistry. Since 1975, his books have been the most widely used textbooks for environmental science in the United States and throughout the world. Translated into eight languages, they have been used by more than 3 million students. Dr. Miller has a professional background in chemistry, physics and ecology. He taught college for 20 years, developed one of the nation's first environmental studies programs and created an innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate science program before deciding to write environmental science textbooks full time in 1975. Now Dr. Miller is president of Earth Education and Research, which is devoted to improving environmental education. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and received two honorary doctoral degrees for his contributions to environmental education.

Dave Hackett

Dave Hackett has been teaching environmental science, ecology, and animal behaviour courses at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario, for 20 years. He has been presented with the Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching, and he has been recognized in every edition of Macleans annual guide that identifies the popular professors at Canadian universities. Dave received an H.B.Sc. in Fish and Wildlife Zoology from the University of Guelph. He received an M.Sc. in Biology from Laurentian University, and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Alberta. He has been involved in a wide variety of research and conservation projects in Canada spanning forest, lake, Prairie, Arctic, and alpine ecosystems. As well, for seven years, Dave was a member of a CIDA-sponsored team that was chosen to deliver environmental education to government officials and teachers on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Dave has a long-standing interest in the impact of human systems on the natural world. He is currently involved in projects evaluating human impacts on amphibians, furbearers, and loons.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Environmental Problems: An Introduction and Overview
Chapter 2: Environmental History: Learning from the Past
Chapter 3: Science, Systems, Matter, and Energy
Chapter 4: Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work?
Chapter 5: Evolution and Biodiversity
Chapter 6: Climate and Terrestrial Biodiversity
Chapter 7: Aquatic Biodiversity
Chapter 8: Community Ecology
Chapter 9: Population Ecology
Chapter 10: Applying Population Ecology: The Human Population
Chapter 11: Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: Managing and Protecting Ecosystems
Chapter 12: Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach
Chapter 13: Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity
Chapter 14: Food and Soil Resources
Chapter 15: Water Resources
Chapter 16: Geology and Nonrenewable Mineral Resources
Chapter 17: Nonrenewable Energy Resources
Chapter 18: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Chapter 19: Risk, Toxicology, and Human Health
Chapter 20: Air Pollution
Chapter 21: Climage Change and Ozone Loss
Chapter 22: Water Pollution
Chapter 23: Pest Management
Chapter 24: Solid and Hazardous Waste
Chapter 25: Sustainable Cities
Chapter 26: Economics, Environment, and Sustainability
Chapter 27: Politics, Environment, and Sustainability
Chapter 28: Environmental Worldviews, Ethics, and Sustainability

New to this edition

  • Latest research on the Canadian Arctic and tundra ecosystems
  • In-depth case study text boxes about mining of Canadian mineral resources (i.e. rock quarries along the Niagara Escarpment)
  • Inclusion of basic principles of meteorology
  • More information on scientific basis for water management
  • Chapter 3 “Science, systems, matter and energy” Chapter 4 “Ecosystems” and Chapter 21 “Climate Change” have all been significantly expanded/re-worked
  • Stronger component on primary productivity and photosynthesis
  • Inclusion of laws of thermodynamics that relate to energy production and efficiency

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Nelson CL eBook Instant Access Code for Living in the Environment (12 mths)  (ISBN-10: 0176673342 | ISBN-13: 9780176673345)
Nelson CL eBook and Printed Access Card for Living in the Environment (12 mths)  (ISBN-10: 0176673377 | ISBN-13: 9780176673376)
CengageNOW 12-months Instant Access for Miller, Living in the Environment, Third Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176673350 | ISBN-13: 9780176673352)
CengageNOW 12-months Printed Access Card for Miller, Living in the Environment, Third Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176673385 | ISBN-13: 9780176673383)
Nelson Education Teaching Advantage Instructor Resource DVD for Living in the Environment  (ISBN-10: 0176661662 | ISBN-13: 9780176661663)
CBC Videos DVD for Living in the Environment  (ISBN-10: 0176660984 | ISBN-13: 9780176660987)

Contains NETA Test bank, NETA Enriched Instructor’s Manual, NETA PowerPoints, Image Library, DayOne Slides

Student Supplements

Nelson CL eBook Instant Access Code for Living in the Environment (12 mths)  (ISBN-10: 0176673342 | ISBN-13: 9780176673345)
Nelson CL eBook and Printed Access Card for Living in the Environment (12 mths)  (ISBN-10: 0176673377 | ISBN-13: 9780176673376)
CengageNOW 12-months Instant Access for Miller, Living in the Environment, Third Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176673350 | ISBN-13: 9780176673352)
CengageNOW 12-months Printed Access Card for Miller, Living in the Environment, Third Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176673385 | ISBN-13: 9780176673383)