ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE will inspire and equip you to make a difference for the world. Featuring sustainability as their central theme, authors Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman emphasize natural capital, natural capital degradation, solutions, trade-offs, and the importance of individuals. As a result, you will learn how nature works, how you interact with it, and how people have sustained--and can continue to sustain--our relationship with the earth by applying nature's lessons to economies and individual lifestyles. Engaging features like "Core Case Studies," "How Would You Vote" questions, and "Thinking About" exercises demonstrate the relevance of issues and encourage critical thinking. This edition has been updated with new learning tools, the latest content, and an enhanced art program.
Solid Introduction to Environmental Science Text
By James Dauray on Jun 28, 2011
In the past, I haven't been a big fan of Miller's environmental science texts. They have a tendency to be overly verbose and the diagrams are often confusing. However, this book is a big improvement on prior editions. Much of the narrative has been tightened up, its much more readable and appropriate for introductory level students. I use this text for a non-science major underclassmen course and it works well.
By N. Gabriel on Nov 02, 2010
I had this book for a college class. The information presented was very interesting, and always up-to-date. This book presents very important information that everyone living on this planet should know about. It will change you. The illustrations are in full color, with many applicable pictures. The authors obviously put a huge amount of work assembling the information in this book. I enjoyed it immensely and HIGHLY recommend it!
Environmental Science Is Excellent
By Terri Merritts on Jul 07, 2012
I was searching for a textbook to use to prepare homeschooled college students to take and pass a DSST exam ([...]) to earn science credit for their bachelor's degrees at Excelsior College ([...]) and this book passed with flying colors. Unlike typical dry-as-sawdust texts, this book features solid science information in an easy-to-read format with gorgeous photography and graphics throughout. This is not a book that students and their professors will dread to open. Environmental Science is as interesting to read as it is radiantly beautiful with its photographs and graphics that make it easy to learn and remember what you have both read and seen illustrated. Each chapter begins with a case study relating to the chapter's subject as a preview and includes key questions and concepts to prepare the student for reading. The chapters are focused, easy to read, and interesting. There are many real-world examples to bring the topics and concepts to life and make them relevant. Gorgeous photographs and full color graphics show rather than tell and make it easy to understand and remember information. There are small boxes with fascinating tidbits of info on the topic and a unique "How would you vote?" feature that allows students to go online to the publisher's site and vote on issues of importance relating to the chapter's topic. Science Focus is a feature that brings the topic to the student's own world (such as "Greening American Campuses") and Individuals Matter shows how individuals like the reader did something to make a difference for the environment. What Can You Do? boxes offer the reader some options to take action and each chapter ends with a short review, critical thinking questions/activities, and some online links to the publisher's website for more info and helps in learning. I even like the chapter topics- Earthquakes Are Geologic Rock-And-Roll Events, for example. It is obvious that this book was meant to really teach students Environmental Science at more than a superficial level.
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By Ebarb on Jun 28, 2010
although this book wasn't used much in my class it was very useful as supplemental reading. there is lots of info, easy to understand. the authors make this relative to the modern person's life
By Mstover on Jan 01, 2013
This text is excellent for environmental science enthusiasts and students. This text is shockingly up-to-date with the current state of the environment and policy. The images and diagrams are plentiful and powerful. The message is persuasive without being overbearing, each section ending in a piece of optimism about how society can make a positive impact on the world we all share. The inside cover contains information on how to access FREE online quizzes to practice for exams!
By Freedom Grace on Jul 16, 2013
I purchased this for my 15 year old son to take an Environmental Science class this summer at our local college. He enjoyed the class and the book.
Not the best condition.
By Chase on Feb 17, 2013
It isn't in the best condition but it is STILL readable. I will order this book again if it were ever to fall apart on me.
By Tiffany N. Peterson on Dec 16, 2012
I like the information included in the book. Obviously it was a requirement for a class so I had to get it but I think it was a good choice in book. It was easy to follow and had a lot of good information in it.
The best book
By Davlyg on Nov 02, 2012
The book is very interesting and illustrative. From the environmental perspective, it covers almost all problems we face. The offered solutions are logical, doable and beneficial. I loved the book: I bought it because it because I had to (required in class), but I will keep it.
Will be buying new books from now on
By Justine Lambart on Oct 24, 2013
Packaged horribly plus the book wasn't in the condition I expected. Cover of the book was bent and so were some of the pages. The book even had a hair in it ! Yuck. I will be buying new books from now on. Aside from that the book did come on time so that's why I gave the two stars.