Sustaining the Earth

The new edition of SUSTAINING THE EARTH is fully updated with the latest statistics and reports of important scientific studies.

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Author: G. Tyler Miller

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305177055

Category: Science

Page: 384

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SUSTAINING THE EARTH provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environmental problems we face. About half the price of other environmental science texts, this 14-chapter, one-color core book offers an integrated approach that emphasizes how environmental and resource problems and solutions are related. The new edition of SUSTAINING THE EARTH is fully updated with the latest statistics and reports of important scientific studies. New Connections boxes show surprising but important connections between environmental problems and aspects of daily life. In addition, new Thinking About boxes help students apply the concepts of the book to their own lives. Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. By framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sustaining the Earth

In this 6th edition of SUSTAINING THE EARTH Miller has added an on-line Web-based resource, called the Resource Integration Guide.

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Author: George Tyler Miller

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: 0534400868

Category: Environmental protection.

Page: 386

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In this 6th edition of SUSTAINING THE EARTH Miller has added an on-line Web-based resource, called the Resource Integration Guide. Updated quarterly with CNN® Today video clips, animations, and articles from InfoTrac® College Edition instructors will be able to seamlessly incorporate the most current news articles and up-to-the-minute research findings to support classroom instruction and text presentations.The content in the 6th edition of SUSTAINING THE EARTHby Tyler Miller is everything you have come to expect and more. Two new chapters on basic ecology (Chapters 3 and 4) have been added to this edition to enhance this science-based book. This text differs from Miller’s comprehensive text, LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, 13th Edition, because there is much less detail and more integration of topics, with a different chapter order. For example, the following topics have been integrated into single chapters: human population dynamics and urban problems are in Chapter 5, nonrenewable and renewable energy resources are in Chapter 6, terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity are in Chapter 7, water resources and water pollution are in Chapter 12, solid and hazardous waste are in Chapter 13, and environmental economics, politics, and worldviews are in Chapter 14.For the first time ever in a Miller textbook, students will receive a CD-ROM, entitled Interactive Concepts in Environmental Science. This groundbreaking addition integrates nearly 100 engaging animations and interactions with chapter summaries, flashcards, and Web-based quizzes. Organized by chapter, students will find links to relevant resources, narrated animations, interactive figures, and prompts to review material and test themselves. Miller has remained true to his hallmark features, such as high quality end-of-chapter questions, an orientation toward prevention rather than clean-up, an integration of Web resources and video, and a balanced presentation of controversial environmental issues.

Environmental Science

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Author: George Tyler Miller

Publisher: Arden Shakespeare

ISBN: UOM:39015019829707

Category: Ecology

Page: 465

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Sustaining the Earth

Tells how to evaluate the environmental impact of products, explains catch phrases, and discusses the concept of sustainability

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Author: Debra Dadd-Redalia

Publisher: Hearst Communications

ISBN: UOM:49015002039296

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 101

Tells how to evaluate the environmental impact of products, explains catch phrases, and discusses the concept of sustainability

Sustaining the Earth

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Author: World Bank

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:475146408

Category: Environmental protection

Page: 39

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Studyguide for Sustaining the Earth

Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795.

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Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Publisher: Cram101

ISBN: 147849641X

Category:

Page: 166

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795. This item is printed on demand.

Sustaining the Earth

As we approach the end of the 20th century and as these issues become more pressing, John Young's tour-de-force is a welcome, timely assessment of the environmental movement, and a call to arms for an effective attack on the problems.

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Author: John Young

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674858204

Category: Science

Page: 225

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Environmental issues, once the benign hobby of the few, have become everyone's urgent concern. As we approach the end of the 20th century and as these issues become more pressing, John Young's tour-de-force is a welcome, timely assessment of the environmental movement, and a call to arms for an effective attack on the problems.

Sustaining Earth

(C) Editorial matter and selection (C) D.J.R. Angell, J.D. Comer, M.L.N. Wilkinson 1990; Foreword (C) Gro Harlem Brundtland 1990; Endangered Earth (C) Sir Shridath S. Ramphal 1990; Threatened Islands (C) Richard Grove 1990; The Changing ...

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Author: D.J.R. Angell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349210916

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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How much do we understand about the nature and possible consequences of environmental threats? How are individuals, industry and governments facing up to the destructive potential of ecological degradation? In Sustaining Earth, leading scientists describe and explain the principal environmental threats and their implications. Eminent statesmen, environmentalists and industrialists assess the world's response to these threats in the context of the recommendations of the World Commission on Environment and Development (Brundtland Commission) and the concept of sustainable development.

Sustaining Ocean Observations to Understand Future Changes in Earth s Climate

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Ocean Studies Board, Committee on Sustaining Ocean Observations to Understand Future Changes in ...

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Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309466806

Category: Science

Page: 150

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The ocean is an integral component of the Earth's climate system. It covers about 70% of the Earth's surface and acts as its primary reservoir of heat and carbon, absorbing over 90% of the surplus heat and about 30% of the carbon dioxide associated with human activities, and receiving close to 100% of fresh water lost from land ice. With the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, notably carbon dioxide from fossil fuel combustion, the Earth's climate is now changing more rapidly than at any time since the advent of human societies. Society will increasingly face complex decisions about how to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change such as droughts, sea-level rise, ocean acidification, species loss, changes to growing seasons, and stronger and possibly more frequent storms. Observations play a foundational role in documenting the state and variability of components of the climate system and facilitating climate prediction and scenario development. Regular and consistent collection of ocean observations over decades to centuries would monitor the Earth's main reservoirs of heat, carbon dioxide, and water and provides a critical record of long-term change and variability over multiple time scales. Sustained high-quality observations are also needed to test and improve climate models, which provide insights into the future climate system. Sustaining Ocean Observations to Understand Future Changes in Earth's Climate considers processes for identifying priority ocean observations that will improve understanding of the Earth's climate processes, and the challenges associated with sustaining these observations over long timeframes.

Sustaining Earth s Energy Resources

Earth's Energy Resources more than 6 billion and growing . All these people need energy to cook , travel , light their homes , and carry on their industries . Where does all that energy come from ? Will there be enough energy to go ...

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Author: Ann Heinrichs

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761440070

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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This book provides information on Earth's sources of renewable and nonrenewable energy, how they are used, their benefits and disadvantages, their interrelationships with the natural world, and the future of Earth's sources of energy.