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Environmental Science: Working with the Earth (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) (Environmental Science: Working with the Earth)

Environmental Science: Working with the Earth (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)

   

AUTHOR: 

  • Jr., G. Tyler Miller  

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Hardcover: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole; 10 edition (September 23, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0534424082
  • ISBN-13: 978-0534424084
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.23 pounds

EDITORIAL REVIEWS


Book Description 

In this edition of Miller’s ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, a new Student CD-ROM, INTERACTIVE CONCEPTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, has been added! 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. The animations show complex processes and relationships unfolding on screen, such as the effects of acid rain, smog formation, and the phosphorus cycle. Narration allows students to focus on what is changing on screen while interactions allow students to explore figures in more depth. This Tenth Edition is a significant, all-encompassing revision providing continuing focus on the basic scientific content necessary to understand environmental issues in clear, straightforward language. It provides the latest developments and reflects several major shifts in environmental science education this century. Designed as a foundational text for environmental science courses, Miller’s flexible book is adaptable to almost any approach, and is the most widely embraced approach to environmental science in print. With fair and balanced coverage and Internet tools integrated throughout, the book features an extensively developed art program, writing that communicates scientific information clearly and effectively, and the most current coverage of the subject. The book’s flexible organization means that it can be adapted to fit almost any syllabus. Miller’s more than 30 years of research and teaching expertise make this the definitive book on the subject. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: WORKING WITH THE EARTH, Tenth Edition is a concise alternative to G. Tyler Miller?s best-selling text LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, which redefines the environmental science course and sets the standard by which every other book for this course is judged.  

Book Info

(Thomson Learning) Textbook discussing the interconnecting issues of environmental science. Encourages students to combine the text itself with Internet information to keep abreast of the latest research. Contains case studies, study aids and eight integrating themes that include biodiversity and energy. Previous edition not cited. Softcover. DLC: Environmental Sciences. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. 

About the Author(s)

Author of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, SUSTAINING THE EARTH and ESSENTIALS OF ECOLOGY, G. Tyler Miller, Jr. has written more than 50 textbooks for introductory courses in environmental science and chemistry since 1970. Since 1975, Miller?s books have been the most widely used textbooks for environmental science in the United States and throughout the world. They have been used by more than two million students and have been translated into six languages. Miller has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and has received two honorary doctorate degrees for his contributions to environmental education. Currently, he is the President of Earth Education and Research.  

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

A great text for teaching Environmental Science, May 4, 2006

I began teaching with Miller’s thicker text "living in the environment" but found that the main material was covered by this thinner and less expensive version. The graphics are helpful and the students enjoy reading the material as it is presented in an accessible and applicable fashion. The guest essays and case studies are from some of the top names speaking at conferences and so students are getting some really current views and information. Although there is not much of a lab book or teacher text– there are plenty of other sources for field work and activity inspiration. The students also liked the website for activities and practice problems.