“Inspiring people to care about the planet.” Using sustainability as the integrating theme, this succinct 11-chapter, full color textbook covers scientific principles and concepts, ecosystems, evolution, biodiversity, population ecology, and more. Covers scientific principles and concepts, ecosystems, evolution, biodiversity, population ecology, and so much more. In the new edition of ESSENTIALS OF ECOLOGY, 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 100 new photos, maps, and illustrations that bring course concepts to life. In addition to the integration of new and engaging National Geographic content, every chapter has been thoroughly updated and 6 new Core Case Studies offer current examples of 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. The MindTap online edition of ESSENTIALS OF ECOLOGY offers additional exclusive National Geographic content, including high-quality videos on important environmental problems and efforts being made to address them. Team up with Miller/Spoolman’s, ESSENTIALS OF ECOLOGY and the National Geographic Society to offer your students the most inspiring introduction to environmental science available!