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Environmental Science, 14th Edition

  • G. Tyler Miller
  • Scott Spoolman
  • ISBN-10: 1111988935
  • ISBN-13: 9781111988937
  • 576 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2006
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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Overview

About the Product

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 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 conclude each chapter. "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.

Features

  • CENTRAL THEME OF SUSTAINABILITY: Three clearly explained principles of sustainability (solar energy, chemical cycling, and biodiversity) are integrated throughout every chapter and take students through the practical steps they can take toward more sustainable lifestyles. Icons highlight sustainability throughout the text.

  • PERSONAL RELEVANCE: "What Can You Do?" boxes describe how students can make a difference.

  • REAL DATA: A quantitative "Data Analysis" or "Ecological Footprint Analysis" exercise at the end of each chapter enable you to focus on human impact through analysis of emissions data, population data, and other current real-life statistics. New "Data and Map Analysis" exercises have also been added to the accompanying online resources.

  • KEY CONCEPTS: "Three Big Ideas" at the end of each chapter summarize the three most important ideas of each chapter.

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.

Scott Spoolman

Scott Spoolman is a writer with more than 30 years of experience in educational publishing. He has worked with Tyler Miller since 2003 as a co-author on editions of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE and SUSTAINING THE EARTH. With Norman Myers, he co-authored ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS: A MODULAR APPROACH. Spoolman has authored numerous books and articles in the fields of environmental science, geology and natural history, politics and business. In addition, he has worked as a consulting editor in the development of over 70 college and high school textbooks in fields of the natural and social sciences. He earned a master's degree in science journalism from the University of Minnesota. In his free time, Spoolman enjoys exploring the forests and waters of his native Wisconsin along with his family -- his wife, environmental educator Gail Martinelli, son Will and daughter Katie.

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.
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 Niño, Tornadoes, and Tropical Cyclones
Supplement 6: Maps
Supplement 7: Environmental Data and Data Analysis
Glossary.
Index.

New to this edition

  • "Doing Environmental Science" offers project ideas based on chapter content. The projects build critical thinking skills and integrate scientific method principles.
  • "Global Environment Watch" offers online learning activities through the Global Environment Watch website, helping students connect the book's concepts to current real-world issues.
  • "Explore More" is a comprehensive online library of case studies and short articles on important environmental science topics. Instructors and students can easily access over 150 short articles to augment course discussions, expand reading assignments, or include in student projects.
  • Updated with the latest content and an enhanced art program.

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

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133152414 | ISBN-13: 9781133152415)

The Instructor's Manual has been updated and revised for this edition. Video and Media references have been updated to make finding the right resource easier, and Key Terms are now highlighted in the chapter outlines.

Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1428272585 | ISBN-13: 9781428272583)
PowerLeture with JoinIn™ Student Response System and ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1133109187 | ISBN-13: 9781133109181)

This feature-rich tool makes it easy to create customized lectures with Microsoft® PowerPoint®. Lecture slides for each chapter include bulleted text points, diagrams and all text illustrations and photos (plus additional photos), animations and short videos, as well as a link to the companion website. You can also select a piece of a figure and enlarge it, and take advantage of labels in text boxes, which allow you to edit, remove, or present one label at a time. This also includes the Instructor's Manual and the Test Bank as Word files. JoinIn Clicker content is available as PowerPoint slides for in-class use with the hardware of your choice. ExamView is also included; you can create, deliver, and customize tests and study guides (both print and online) in minutes with this easy-to-use system, which includes all Test Bank items in electronic format.

Online Teacher's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133489796 | ISBN-13: 9781133489795)
Online Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1133489885 | ISBN-13: 9781133489887)

The Test Bank offers approximately 1,500 questions (with answers), updated and revised for this edition. Three levels of questions are provided: easy, moderate, and difficult, clearly marked in the text for easy and quick selection while creating tests for a wide variety of students.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133351549 | ISBN-13: 9781133351542)

Cengage Learning's Environmental Science CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. Environmental Science CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need! Learn more at cengage.com/coursemate.

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CengageNOW saves you time with automatic grading and an easy-to-use gradebook, and provides your students with an efficient way to study. Personalized Study Plans focus students on what they still need to learn and direct them to resources that best match their learning styles (such as videos, animations, and text pages). In addition, students can access an integrated digital eBook, live online tutoring, the InfoTrac College Edition online library and audio study tools that will help them more easily master introductory environmental science. CengageNOW content can also be provided for use in other course management platforms, such as WebCT® and Blackboard®.

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Audio study tools allow (and encourage) students to study and review anytime, anywhere. Students can download these study aids containing concept reviews, key terms, questions, clarifications of common misconceptions, and study tips for each chapter. Perfect for students with alternative learning styles, the audio study tools are housed on MP3 files that can be downloaded from the web to any MP3 player.

Audio Study Tools, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1428272720 | ISBN-13: 9781428272729)
Lab Manual for Environmental Science  (ISBN-10: 0495560243 | ISBN-13: 9780495560241)

New to support the Miller's Environmental Science texts, this lab manual includes both hands-on and data analysis labs to help students develop a range of skills. Create a custom version of this lab manual by adding labs that you have developed or choose from our collection with Cengage Custom Publishing.

Essential Study Skills for Science Students  (ISBN-10: 0534375952 | ISBN-13: 9780534375959)

This practical book provides tips for developing better study habits, sharpening memory, getting more out of lectures, preparing for tests, writing great term papers, and more.

What Can You Do?  (ISBN-10: 0495829188 | ISBN-13: 9780495829188)

This booklet can be packaged with the text and offers students ideas and resources for what they can do to effect individual change on key environmental issues. Included are spots for students to evaluate what their carbon footprint is in the beginning, and how it changes as they make various adjustments in their life style.

Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133351549 | ISBN-13: 9781133351542)

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WebTutor™ on WebCT with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1428272771 | ISBN-13: 9781428272774)

Improve your grades with WebTutor online review and test preparation tools.

WebTutor on Blackboard® with eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133489826 | ISBN-13: 9781133489825)

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CengageNOW with InfoTrac 1-Semester, Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING, Audio Study Tools Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133489869 | ISBN-13: 9781133489863)

Save time, learn more, and succeed in the course with CengageNOW™, an online set of resources (including an integrated eBook and Personalized Study Plans) that give you the choices and tools you need to study smarter and get the grade. For instance, you'll have access to hundreds of animations that clarify the illustrations in the text. You can also access live online tutoring from an experienced biology instructor. Audio study tools can provide the last minute fresher you need before a test, while you're on the go! Get started today!

Aplia, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1428274057 | ISBN-13: 9781428274051)

Succeed in your course with Aplia's interactive learning system--featuring practice problems with immediate feedback and tools developed specifically for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 14th Edition, including step-by-step explanations that help you improve your reasoning and skills, interactive assignments that help you understand difficult or counterintuitive concepts, and more. Aplia has already helped more than a million students succeed in college classes.

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MindTap Environmental Science, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Miller/Spoolman's Environmental Science  (ISBN-10: 1285397096 | ISBN-13: 9781285397092)

MindTap Environmental Science Printed Access Card for Miller/Spoolman's Environmental Science, 14E is a highly personalized fully online learning platform of authoritative Cengage Learning content, assignments, and services offering you a tailored presentation of course curriculum created by your instructor. MindTap Environmental Science Printed Access Card for Miller/Spoolman's Environmental Science, 14E guides you through the course curriculum via an innovative Learning Path Navigator where you will complete reading assignments, annotate your readings, complete homework and engage with quizzes and assessments. MindTap includes a variety of web-apps known as “MindApps” – allowing functionality like having the text read aloud to you as well as MindApps that allow you to synchronize your notes with your personal EverNote account. MindApps are tightly woven into the MindTap platform and enhance your learning experience.

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Blackboard MindLink for MindTap Environmental Science Instant Access for Miller/Spoolman's Environmental Science, 14th engages you to produce your best work – consistently. By seamlessly integrating course material with videos, activities, apps, and much more, MindTap creates a unique learning path that fosters increased comprehension and efficiency.

Flash Cards, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285796977 | ISBN-13: 9781285796970)

Flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Interactive flashcards include terms and definitions for each chapter. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

Lab Manual for Environmental Science  (ISBN-10: 0495560243 | ISBN-13: 9780495560241)

Includes both hands-on and data analysis labs and activities to help students develop a wider range of skills and gain greater insight on environmental science.

Quizzing Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128579317X | ISBN-13: 9781285793177)

Interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. True/false and multiple choice questions are included for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

Essential Study Skills for Science Students  (ISBN-10: 0534375952 | ISBN-13: 9780534375959)

Improve your memory, learn faster, get more out of lectures, do better on science tests, write great science term papers, and improve your study habits with this practical science study skills book. Also available in audiobook format.

Quizzing with Flash Cards Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285789377 | ISBN-13: 9781285789378)

Interactive practice quizzes and flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Flashcards contain terms and definitions for each chapter. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.

What Can You Do?  (ISBN-10: 0495829188 | ISBN-13: 9780495829188)

This booklet offers resources for what you can do to effect individual change on key environmental issues.