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

ISBN: 9780534424084 | 0534424082
Edition: 10th
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brooks Cole
Pub. Date: 9/23/2003

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Miller's science-based coverage helps clarify complex environmental issues such as global warming, ozone depletion, biodiversity loss, energy options and policies, and others. A continuing emphasis on integration of economics and the environment throughout. Miller emphasizes the increased use of emissions trading, environmental accounting, full-cost pricing, selling services instead of things, and evolving eras of environmental management in a growing number of businesses. Many new topics including transfer of energy by convection, conduction, and radiation (Figure 3-9); life cycle of frogs (Figure 7-6); human ecological footprints on the earthˇ¦s surface (Figure 8-12) and on North America (Figure 17-8); four principles of sustainability (Figures 8-13 and 8-12); possible beneficial effects of global warming in some areas (Figure 13-13); sequestration of carbon dioxide to slow global warming (Figure 13-16); industrial ecosystem in Denmark (Figure 15-6); use of phytoremediation (Figure 15-9) and a plasma torch (Figure 15-10) to treat hazardous wastes; terrorism and the release toxic chemicals from industrial plants; mercury contamination in the environment (Figures 15-19 and 15-20); ten most endangered U.S. songbirds (Figure 18-7); examples of nonnative species found in the United States (Figure 18-8); .brief history of oil; terrorist treats to nuclear wastes stored at nuclear power plants; and terrorist threats from dirty radioactive bombs.

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