Environmental science: working with the Earth.

Author(s) : MILLER G. T. Jr

Type of monograph: Book


This book is an integrated study of environmental problems, connections, and solutions. It is divided into five major parts: humans and sustainability: an overview (environmental problems, their causes, and sustainability; economics, politics, ethics, and sustainability); scientific principles and concepts (science, systems, matter, and energy; ecosystems and how they work: connections in nature; evolution, biodiversity, and community processes; climate, weather, and biodiversity; population dynamics, carrying capacity and conservation biology; risk, toxicology, and human health); human population, resources, and sustainability (air and air pollution; global warming and ozone loss; water resources and water pollution; mineral and soil resources; solid and hazardous waste); sustaining biodiversity and ecological integrity (food resources; protecting food resources; sustaining terrestrial ecosystems; sustaining wild species); energy resources (non-renewable energy resources; energy efficiency and renewable energy).


  • Original title: Environmental science: working with the Earth.
  • Record ID : 2002-2755
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: Environment, General information
  • Publication: Brooks-cole, thomson learn. - United states/United states
  • Publication date: 2001
  • ISBN: 0534376134
  • Source: Source: ed. 8; 648 p. (22 x 28); fig.; phot.; ref.; index; append.
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.