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Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. Living in the Environment, 17th edition, International Edition provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and 'Good News' examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be.
New to this edition:
- "Good News" logos mark areas in the text that present positive developments in efforts to deal with environmental problems.
- "Connections" boxes in each chapter briefly describe connections between human activities and environmental consequences, environmental and social issues, and environmental issues and solutions.
- Over half of Living in the Environment's 25 chapters have new "Core Case Studies" that are threaded throughout each chapter. These case studies explore current and relevant environmental topics and place them in the context of sustainability for the student.
- "Three Big Ideas" appear near the end of every chapter, reinforcing key take-away ideas students can apply.
- Enhanced art program includes a wealth of new and updated figures, new photos, and a new design that reinforces and enhances learning.
PART I: HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW
1. Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability
PART II: SCIENCE, ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES, AND SUSTAINABILITY
2. Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems
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 Its Impact
7. Climate and Biodiversity
8. Aquatic Biodiversity
PART III: SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY
9. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach
10. Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach
11. Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity
PART IV: SUSTAINING NATURAL RESOURCES
12. Food, Soil, and Pest Management
13. Water Resources
14. Geology and Nonrenewable Minerals
15. Nonrenewable Energy
16. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
PART V: SUSTAINING ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
17. Environmental Hazards and Human Health
18. Air Pollution
19. Climate Change and Ozone Depletion
20. Water Pollution
21. Solid and Hazardous Waste
22. Sustainable Cities
PART VI: SUSTAINING HUMAN SOCIETIES
23. Economics, Environment, and Sustainability
24. Politics, Environment, and Sustainability
25. Environmental Worldviews, Ethics, and Sustainability
1. Measurement Units
2. Reading Graphs and Maps
3. U.S. Environmental History
4. Some Basic Chemistry
5. Classifying and Naming Species
6. Components and Interactions in Major Biomes
7. Weather Basics, El Nino, Tornadoes, and Tropical Cyclones
9. Environmental Data and Data Analysis