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G. Tyler Miller, Jr.
(1931 - )

American chemist and author who has written 58 textbooks for introductory courses in environmental science, basic ecology, energy, and environmental chemistry. Early in life, he gave up his research on the corrosion of metals to devote the rest of his life to research and education on environmental problems and solutions. After teaching college for 20 years, from 1975 he made writing environmental science textbooks his full time occupation.

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There is no waste in functioning natural ecosystems. All organisms, dead or alive, are potential sources of food for other organisms. A caterpillar eats a leaf; a robin eats the caterpillar; a hawk eats the robin. When the plant, caterpillar, robin, and hawk die, they are in turn consumed by decomposers.
— G. Tyler Miller, Jr.
From Resource Conservation and Management (1990), 101.
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Three hundred trout are needed to support one man for a year. The trout, in turn, must consume 90,000 frogs, that must consume 27 million grasshoppers that live off of 1,000 tons of grass.
— G. Tyler Miller, Jr.
From Energetics, Kinetics, and Life: An Ecological Approach (1971), 293.
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