Living in the Environment

Living in the Environment
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Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman
Pages: 816
ISBN: 9781285969725
Release: 2014-02-28
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Inspiring people to care about the planet. In the new edition of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, authors Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman have partnered with the National Geographic Society to develop a text designed to equip students with the inspiration and knowledge they need to make a difference solving today's environmental issues. Exclusive content highlights important work of National Geographic Explorers, and features over 200 new photos, maps, and illustrations that bring course concepts to life. Using sustainability as the integrating theme, LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT 18e, provides clear introductions to the multiple environmental problems that we face and balanced discussions to evaluate potential solutions. In addition to the integration of new and engaging National Geographic content, every chapter has been thoroughly updated and 18 new Core Case Studies offer current examples of present environmental problems and scenarios for potential solutions. The concept-centered approach used in the text 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 and their important role in shaping it. offers additional exclusive National Geographic content, including high-quality videos on important environmental problems and efforts being made to address them. Team up with Mller/Spoolman's, LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT and the National Geographic Society to offer your students the most inspiring introduction to environmental science available! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Living in the Environment

Living in the Environment
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Author: George Tyler Miller,David Franklin Hackett,Carl Eric Wolfe
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0176587187
Release: 2016-03-29
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Living in the Environment is intended for university students taking an introductory course on environmental science. This text takes an interdisciplinary approach, combining coverage from various sciences such as geology, biology and chemistry. The book covers the subject matter through seven integrative themes: natural capital, energy and energy efficiency, solutions to environmental problems, sustainability, pollution prevention and waste reduction, population and exponential growth, and working together to bring about environmental change. This edition will continue to offer Canadian examples, issue, cases and photographs within the context of the global environment."--

Living in the Environment

Living in the Environment
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Author: George Tyler Miller
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9780534997298
Release: 2005
Editor: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This undergraduate textbook provides the scientific base for understanding environmental concerns, describes the primary natural resource and environmental quality problems being faced, and evaluates solutions to those problems.

Environmental Issues and Solutions A Modular Approach

Environmental Issues and Solutions  A Modular Approach
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Author: Norman Myers,Scott Spoolman
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781285528434
Release: 2013-06-25
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Focused on and organized around environmental issues, this innovative new book helps you critically evaluate possible solutions to the environmental problems we now face. The authors outline specific environmental issues and provide the scientific background to enable you to understand each issue. In order to find and apply solutions to these problems, they help you see that the problems are not insurmountable and that something can be done to achieve a sustainable future. The modular chapters provide full descriptions of each of the major environmental problems with real stories about what people are doing to tackle the resulting challenges. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Living in the Environment Principles Connections and Solutions

Living in the Environment  Principles  Connections  and Solutions
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Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman
Pages: 800
ISBN: 0538735341
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Living in the Environment

Living in the Environment
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 912
ISBN: 1285197283
Release: 2014-01-06
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Written "to help teachers achieve three important goals: first, to explain to their students the basics of environmental science; second, to help their students in using this scientific foundation to understand the environmental problems that we face and to evaluate possible solutions to them; and third, to inspire their students to make a difference in how we treat the earth on which our lives and economies depend, and thus in how we treat ourselves and our descendants."--Pref.

Living with Environmental Change

Living with Environmental Change
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Author: Kirsten Hastrup,Cecilie Rubow
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781317753612
Release: 2014-03-05
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Climate change is a lived experience of changes in the environment, often destroying conventional forms of subsistence and production, creating new patterns of movement and connection, and transforming people’s imagined future. This book explores how people across the world think about environmental change and how they act upon the perception of past, present and future opportunities. Drawing on the ethnographic fieldwork of expert authors, it sheds new light on the human experience of and social response to climate change by taking us from the Arctic to the Pacific, from the Southeast Indian Coastal zone to the West-African dry-lands and deserts, as well as to Peruvian mountain communities and cities. Divided into four thematic parts - Water, Landscape, Technology, Time – this book uses rich photographic material to accompany the short texts and reflections in order to bring to life the human ingenuity and social responsibility of people in the face of new uncertainties. In an era of melting glaciers, drying lands, and rising seas, it shows how it is part and parcel of human life to take responsibility for the social community and take creative action on the basis of a localized understanding of the environment. This highly original contribution to the anthropological study of climate change is a must-read for all those wanting to understand better what climate change means on the ground and interested in a sustainable future for the Earth.

Planning for a Better Urban Living Environment in Asia

Planning for a Better Urban Living Environment in Asia
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Author: Anthony Gar-On Yeh,Mee Kam Ng
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780429831218
Release: 2018-12-20
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

First published in 2000, this volume explores how Asia has developed very rapidly in the last quarter of the century and will be a main focus of the world in the 21st century. With rapid growth and development, the urban areas in the region are undergoing dramatic changes. An appreciation of the heterogeneous nature of Asian cities and the related planning practices in the first step to understand various urban development problems in the region. This book is a consolidated effort by prominent scholars in Asian planning schools to explore urban development and planning practices in Asia. The book reflects on and examines some of the past and current challenges, and considers future prospects of urban and regional planning, environment, housing, redevelopment and conservation, and planning education in Asia. This book should be useful to students, teachers, researchers, professionals and people who are interested in urban development, planning and environment in Asia.

The Everything Green Living Book

The Everything Green Living Book
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Author: Diane Gow McDilda
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781440506420
Release: 2007-08-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Want to learn more about organic food? Curious about alternative power sources? Want to do your part to help save the environment? The way that you live, work, travel, eat, drink, and dress affects the earth and the environment-and this concise, eye-opening book gives you all the tools you need to live a "green" lifestyle. The Everything Green Living Book shows you how to: Get involved in Earth Day through grassroots efforts or volunteering; Build or buy a green house; Use and select nontoxic cleaning supplies; Reap the benefits of organic foods; Utilize nonpollutant modes of transportation; Recycle more efficiently and find all-natural clothing and personal care items; Educate your children on the green lifestyle. This Earth-conscious manual is your introduction to the green lifestyle-so you can help the Earth prosper for another 4.5 billion years!

Living Things in Their Environment

Living Things in Their Environment
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Author: Brian J. Knapp
Pages: 48
ISBN: 1862143099
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Living Things in their Environment focuses on one of the most important subjects in the curriculum, forming an integrated package designed to facilitate teaching and learning about living things. Ages 10-14.

Living in the Environment Principles Connections and Solutions

Living in the Environment  Principles  Connections  and Solutions
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Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman
Pages: 800
ISBN: 9781133169543
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Living in the Environment

Living in the Environment
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Author: George Tyler Miller
Pages: 491
ISBN: OCLC:1089507169
Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown

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Deep California

Deep California
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Author: Craig Chalquist
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9780595514625
Release: 2008-06
Editor: Craig Chalquist, PhD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

California has been invaded by three imperial powers: Spain, Mexico, and the United States. Deep California examines in depth the lingering psychological traumas and motifs emanating from that long history of conquest. These unhealed events have not been left in the past: they recur symbolically again and again, growing in intensity as the overbuilt land and its distracted occupiers unconsciously but definitively demonstrate that environmental justice and social justice can no longer be thought of as separate. Pacing crusaders and colonizers from county to county along El Camino Real, Deep California studies the lingering impact of continuous oppression of people and places as images and themes of displacement and exile filter down into architecture, agriculture, politics, art, culture, psychology, and even folklore and dream. Yet within the shadows cast over California also dwell resistance, humor, irony, tragedy, and hope for more heartfelt and soulful connections to this story-rich "land of the sundown sea." "History" is an inadequate term for such a sweeping and deep discovery of how the past informs the present. This work deserves to be read widely by all Californians and Americans, and taken to heart, and the hard lessons applied to all places we inhabit on this stolen land. -Lesley Thomas, author of Flight of the Goose (Far Eastern Press, 2005) "A monumental and much-needed study in depth of the conquest, occupation, traumatization, and animation of the mission cities and counties of coastal California, places which have worked their way into our unsuspecting psyches." -Linda Buzzell, MA, MFT, co-editor of Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind (Sierra Club Books, 2009)

The Environmental Advantages of Cities

The Environmental Advantages of Cities
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Author: William B. Meyer
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780262314107
Release: 2013-03-15
Editor: MIT Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An analysis that offers evidence to challenge the widely held assumption that urbanization and environmental quality are necessarily at odds. Conventional wisdom about the environmental impact of cities holds that urbanization and environmental quality are necessarily at odds. Cities are seen to be sites of ecological disruption, consuming a disproportionate share of natural resources, producing high levels of pollution, and concentrating harmful emissions precisely where the population is most concentrated. Cities appear to be particularly vulnerable to natural disasters, to be inherently at risk from outbreaks of infectious diseases, and even to offer dysfunctional and unnatural settings for human life. In this book, William Meyer tests these widely held beliefs against the evidence. Borrowing some useful terminology from the public health literature, Meyer weighs instances of “urban penalty” against those of “urban advantage.” He finds that many supposed urban environmental penalties are illusory, based on commonsense preconceptions and not on solid evidence. In fact, greater degrees of “urbanness” often offer advantages rather than penalties. The characteristic compactness of cities, for example, lessens the pressure on ecological systems and enables resource consumption to be more efficient. On the whole, Meyer reports, cities offer greater safety from environmental hazards (geophysical, technological, and biological) than more dispersed settlement does. In fact, the city-defining characteristics widely supposed to result in environmental penalties do much to account for cities' environmental advantages. As of 2008 (according to U.N. statistics), more people live in cities than in rural areas. Meyer's analysis clarifies the effects of such a profound shift, covering a full range of environmental issues in urban settings.

Living in the Environment Level 4

Living in the Environment  Level 4
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Author: Miller
Pages: 676
ISBN: 0538493836
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Three principles of sustainability, solar energy, chemical cycling, and biodiversity, can guide us in making a shift to a more sustainable society. Five major subthemes - natural capital, natural capital degradation, solutions, trade-offs, and the fact that individuals matter - guide the way to sustainability. This book looks at these subthemes and builds on the knowledge you learn by providing core case studies.

Handbook of Indigenous Peoples Rights

Handbook of Indigenous Peoples  Rights
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Author: Damien Short,Corinne Lennox
Pages: 476
ISBN: 9781136313851
Release: 2016-02-05
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This handbook will be a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of indigenous peoples’ rights. Chapters by experts in the field will examine legal, philosophical, sociological and political issues, addressing a wide range of themes at the heart of debates on the rights of indigenous peoples. The book will address not only the major questions, such as ‘who are indigenous peoples? What is distinctive about their rights? How are their rights constructed and protected? What is the relationship between national indigenous rights regimes and international norms? but also themes such as culture, identity, genocide, globalization and development, rights institutionalization and the environment.

Living in Cities

Living in Cities
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Author: Charles Mercer
Pages: 240
ISBN: UCSC:32106001063780
Release: 1976
Editor: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1975 [i.e. 1976]

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book covers a large selection of the recent literature on environmental psychology. It defines the discipline and then goes on to provide many examples of its application and controversies. Much of the text consists of critical evaluations of a large number of studies of the relationship between behavior and environment, although more of it seems to be concerned with general person-environment relationships than with the specific effect of the urban environment upon people. The author optimistically suggests that people can learn to adapt successfully to much higher densities if this becomes necessary, yet concludes that environmental psychology cannot yet answer the question of what is an 'optimum' environment for people or what is the 'best' person for any environment. The state of the art is still primitive and the results of studies in environmental psychology are contradictory and open to much interpretation. However, they may delineate the range of possibilities that lie open, and may guide planners to make more rational environmental choices in the future.

Living Downstream

Living Downstream
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Author: Sandra Steingraber
Pages: 357
ISBN: 1860495354
Release: 1999
Editor: Virago Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Published more than three decades after Rachel Carson's Silent Spring warned of the impact of chemicals on the environment, this book offers a critique of current thinking on cancer and its causes. It argues that the evidence has been wilfully ignored, and that the environment is still being poisoned. Throughout her study, the author weaves two stories - of Rachel Carson and her battle to be heard and of her own cancer of the bladder, which she traces back to agricultural and industrial contamination.

In Pursuit of Healthy Environments

In Pursuit of Healthy Environments
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Author: Esa Ruuskanen,Heini Hakosalo
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781000215588
Release: 2020-11-13
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Pursuit of Healthy Environments brings temporal depth to a highly topical issue, the interaction between health and the environment. By means of a rich set of historical case studies from Americas to Europe and from the tropics to the Arctic, the volume demonstrates that the concern for creating and finding healthy environments is not a new one, shows how the link between the environment and health has been perceived at different times and in different cultures, and discusses the practical implications of these conceptualizations. The book written by scholars from architecture, cultural anthropology, history, Indigenous Studies, media studies and sociology will be of interest to a reader interested in the historical roots of present health-related environmental issues. It discusses the spatiality and materiality of the conceptions of health and the practices of nurture in colonial and post-colonial environments and shows how greatly indigenous and colonial mindsets have differed during the last three hundred years. It also investigates how certain environments have become labelled as healthy and life-preserving and others stigmatized by disease and death, and how fluctuating these notions can be. Finally, it analyses the materialities and immaterialities, as well as the transgenerational and transboundary characters of environmental and medical knowledge.

Living in the Environment

Living in the Environment
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Author: George Tyler Miller
Pages: 490
ISBN: 053498519X
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown

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