Environmental Science, 14/e, International Edition will inspire and equip you 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, you will learn how nature works, how you interact with it, and how people have sustained – and can continue to sustain – our 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. This edition has been updated with new learning tools, the latest content, and an enhanced art program. Two new active learning features found at the end of the book are linked with 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.
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
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
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: An Overview of U.S. Environmental History
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
Scott Spoolman is a writer and textbook editor with more than 25 years of experience in educational publishing. He has worked with Tyler Miller since 2003 as a contributing editor on two editions each of Living in the Environment and Environmental Science and one edition of Sustaining the Earth. Spoolman holds a master's degree in science journalism from the University of Minnesota. He has authored numerous articles in the fields of science, environmental engineering, politics, and business. He worked as an acquisitions editor on a series of forestry textbooks.
He has also worked as a consulting editor in the development of more than 70 textbooks in fields of natural and social sciences. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the forests and waters of his native Wisconsin along with his family – his wife, environmental educator Gail Martinelli, and his children, Will and Katie.