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Cengage Advantage Books: Sustaining the Earth: An Integrated Approach (with CengageNOW, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Printed Access Card) (Thomson Advantage Books) Paperback – September 19, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0495015970 ISBN-10: 0495015970 Edition: 8th

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Product Details

  • Series: Thomson Advantage Books
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole; 8 edition (September 19, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0495015970
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495015970
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #899,638 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

G. Tyler Miller, Jr., has written 58 textbooks for introductory courses in environmental science, basic ecology, energy, and environmental chemistry. They include ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINING THE EARTH, and ESSENTIALS OF ECOLOGY. Since 1975, MillerÂ'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 almost 3 million students and have been translated into eight languages. Miller has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and has received two honorary doctorate degrees for his contributions to environmental education. He taught college for 20 years and developed an innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate science program before deciding to write environmental science textbooks full time since 1975. Currently, he is the President of Earth Education and Research, devoted to improving environmental education. He describes his hopes for the future as follows: "If I had to pick a time to be alive, it would be the next 75 years. Why? First, there is overwhelming scientific evidence that we are in the process of seriously degrading our own life support system. In other words, we are living unsustainably. Second, within your [studentsÂ'] lifetime we have the opportunity to learn how to live more sustainably by working with the rest of nature, as described in this book."

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G. Tyler Miller, Jr., has written 58 textbooks for introductory courses in environmental science, basic ecology, energy, and environmental chemistry. They include ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINING THE EARTH, and ESSENTIALS OF ECOLOGY. 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 almost 3 million students and have been translated into eight languages. Miller has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and has received two honorary doctorate degrees for his contributions to environmental education. He taught college for 20 years and developed an innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate science program before deciding to write environmental science textbooks full time since 1975. Currently, he is the President of Earth Education and Research, devoted to improving environmental education. He describes his hopes for the future as follows: "If I had to pick a time to be alive, it would be the next 75 years. Why? First, there is overwhelming scientific evidence that we are in the process of seriously degrading our own life support system. In other words, we are living sustainably. Second, within your [students] lifetime we have the opportunity to learn how to live more sustainably by working with the rest of nature."

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Louw on May 1, 2007
Format: Paperback
I am a college student taking an Enviromental Science class that uses this text book. All the things you will need or want to know about the Earth's sustainable enviroment and how it shapes our lives is not enough to learn in one semester or quarter, but the author G. Tyler Miller JR. does a great job of condensing a LOT of important information into this text.

One of the great things is that the author invites the students who read his text to send him comments or ask him questions. Miller openly admits in the text that he thinks enviromental science is the most important thing you will learn in your lifetime. It dictates your health; the kind of water you drink and how your food is grown and what is in the air you are breathing right this moment. From how hazardous waste, soil management all the way to the path of sustainability this book has pretty much everything you want to know about the enviromental sciences (albiet condensed). It's even printed on recycled paper.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By christopher corbitt on May 1, 2012
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I really enjoyed the textbook, not only because it was for class but it made me think and want to read it. I just wish that for the e-books that it was easier to flip through a large amount of pages at one time instead of having to do a run about to make that happen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By shelton wood on October 10, 2011
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I ordered this book because it was the required text for my Environmental Science class. The book arrived faster than promised and was in great shape. The writing and content of the text seems appropriate for the class level but unfortunately all the graphs and pictures are in gray scale. When trying to decipher worldwide data from maps it is difficult to determine which shade of gray actually applies. The lack of color in an educational text truly creates the appearance of a half-hearted effort by the publisher. I would have happily paid a few dollars more to be able to use all the information contained within the book.
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Purchased for a class as required text. Book was an excellent addition to course lecture, and a good resource. Would recommend to others. Kept a relatively good value at trade in provided you don't mark it up.
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By Boris on March 19, 2014
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Professor said the book was mandatory so I brought it, haven't read a single word inside the book all quarter because it really wasn't necessary for the class at all, just a extra reference point if I needed it which I never did. Cute penguins!
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This was the first semester that I rented a text book. It was so nice to be able to rent the book for a reasonable amount of time and return it and not pay a fortune.
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By Jordan L. on May 27, 2013
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The book is a great read and is cheaper than school copies and I would recommend it to anyone else taking cleases.
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By Kathy10 on February 28, 2013
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Decided to get a digital version instead of the hard copy because it was half the price and I simply wanted it for a class. However, for someone that didn't know anything about sustainable environment I found it very helpful and I wish I had the hard copy for future reference. It break things down to help you understand in the most basic ways, and the diagrams help visualize. Unfourtunately, even though it defines all the terms, some areas were vague and I had to go online to understand better. Nevertheless, the main problem I had with the digital copy was that the text was not aligned correctly. Therefore, quite often, when using the "reading" and "highlighting" options the text was read or highlighted in the wrong order. In other words, if you like digital copies because they can be read to you and because you can highlight just as a real textbook, you may not want this book didgital because those options were unusable many times.
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