Living in the Environment,
19th Edition

G. Tyler Miller, Scott Spoolman

ISBN-13: 9781337094153 | ISBN-10: 1337094153

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 832 pages

List Price USD $199.95


Team up with Miller/Spoolman's, LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT and the National Geographic Society for the most inspiring introduction to environmental science available! Providing clear introductions to the multiple environmental problems that we face and balanced discussions to evaluate potential solutions, this new edition includes everything you need to succeed in the course, while you get the knowledge you need to make a difference in solving today's environmental issues. The MindTap online edition of the book offers exclusive National Geographic content, including high-quality videos on important environmental problems.

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Meet the Authors

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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 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.

  • A STRONGER EMPHASIS ON DATA ANALYSIS. New questions have been added to the captions of all figures that involve data graphs to get students to analyze the data represented in the figure. These data analysis questions complement the exercises at ends of chapters and in Supplement 5.
  • A STRONG EMPHASIS ON LEARNING FROM NATURE. This emphasis is established in the Core Case Study for Chapter 1, "Learning from the Earth," which introduces the principles of biomimicry. Principles and applications of biomimicry are further explored in a "Science Focus" box and a feature article by biomimicry pioneer Janine Benyus.
  • A NEW VARATION IN "CONSIDER THIS" BOXES. New "Learning from Nature" boxes give more examples of how researchers are applying the principles of biomimicry to solving environmental problems and to designing products that will help to make our economies and ways of life more sustainable.
  • NEW CORE CASE STUDIES. New real-world cases studies for 11 of the book’s 25 chapters bring important stories to the forefront for use in applying chapter concepts and principles.
  • CENTRAL THEME OF SUSTAINABILITY. Three clearly explained scientific principles of sustainability (solar energy, chemical cycling, and biodiversity) and three sustainability principles from economics (full-cost pricing), politics (win-win results), and ethics (responsibility to future generations) are integrated throughout the book and walk students through the practical steps they can take toward more sustainable lifestyles. Icons highlight sustainability throughout the text.
  • "CONNECTIONS" BOXES. In every chapter, these boxes briefly describe connections between human activities and environmental consequences, environmental and social issues, and environmental issues and solutions.
  • THREE BIG IDEAS. Near the end of every chapter, these sections reinforce key take-away ideas students can apply.
  • UNPARALLELED ART PROGRAM. This edition’s art and design program includes a wealth of new and updated figures, new photos, and a design that reinforces and enhances learning.
  • SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVITY: A strong emphasis on scientific objectivity and the need for non-biased solutions is a hallmark of the text. "Trade-Off" boxes present advantages and disadvantages of various environmental technologies and solutions to environmental problems.
  • "GOOD NEWS" ICONS. These icons mark areas in the text that present positive developments in efforts to deal with environmental problems.
  • CONCEPT-CENTERED APPROACH. To help students focus on the main ideas, each major chapter section is built around one to two key concepts which state the most important take-away messages of each chapter.
  • EXCLUSIVE CONTENT FROM THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY'S WORLD-RENOWNED PHOTO AND MAP COLLECTIONS. Over 200 photos, maps, and illustrations sourced from National Geographic provide students with the most visual and inspiring introduction to environmental science available.
  • REAL DATA. Each chapter includes a quantitative Data Analysis or Ecological Footprint Analysis exercise. Data Analysis exercises include graphs and real-life data that students refer to as they answer quantitative questions. Ecological Footprint Analysis exercises focus on human impact through analysis of emissions data, population data, and other current real-life statistics.
  • CORE CASE STUDIES. Threaded throughout each chapter, these case studies explore current and relevant environmental topics and place them in the context of sustainability for the student.
  • "INDIVIDUALS MATTER" BOXES. These highly graphical sections include profiles of National Geographic Explorers who are making significant contributions to improving the environment, and highlight efforts of researchers to improve the world's environment by applying unique science-based solutions.

Table of Contents

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1. The Environment and Sustainability.
2. Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems.
3. Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work?
4. Biodiversity and Evolution.
5. Species Interactions, Ecological Succession, and Population Control.
6. The Human Population and Its Impact.
7. Climate and Biodiversity.
8. Aquatic Biodiversity.
9. Sustaining Biodiversity: Saving Species and Ecosystem Services.
10. Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: Saving Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services.
11. Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.
12. Food Production and the Environment.
13. Water Resources.
14. Geology and Mineral Resources.
15. Nonrenewable Energy.
16. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
17. Environmental Hazards and Human Health.
18. Air Pollution and Ozone Depletion.
19. Climate Change.
20. Water Pollution.
21. Solid and Hazardous Waste.
22. Urbanization and Sustainability.
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. Some Basic Chemistry.
4. Maps and Map Analysis.
5. Environmental Data and Data Analysis.
6. Geologic and Biological Time Scale.

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