Introducing Physical Geography, 6th Edition

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Author: Alan H. Strahler

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118473256

Category: Science

Page: 656

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The 6th edition of Introducing Physical Geography is known for its clear writing, distinctive photos and illustrations and a strong supplements program. The text continues its tradition as a great book to help non-science readers visualize and understand earth processes and learn the basic language of physical geography. The new edition features a strengthened “Eye on the Landscape” feature and updated data on climate change.

Human Geography in Action

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Author: Michael Kuby,John Harner,Patricia Gober

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118422570

Category: Science

Page: 512

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Michael Kuby's 6th edition of Human Geography in Action is comprised of 14 stimulating, concept-based chapters. The text aims to develop geographic problem-solving skills that prove valuable to readers. Each chapter begins with an introduction to a concept, followed by a case study tying the concept into the real world and wraps up with an activity. These engaging activities featured throughout the text further its "Do Geography" approach. Human Geography in Action provides the opportunity to: use GIS to investigate ethnic distributions and culture regions, track the AIDS epidemic over space and time, model interstate migration flows, simulate India’s demographic future, add new baseball franchises, animate past urban growth and assess future growth areas.

Introducing Physical Geography

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Author: Alan H. Strahler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 656

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Overview: The 6th edition of Introducing Physical Geography is known for its clear writing, distinctive photos and illustrations and a strong supplements program. The text continues its tradition as a great book to help non-science readers visualize and understand earth processes and learn the basic language of physical geography. The new edition features a strengthened "Eye on Global Change" coverage and coverage of the geographer's tool box.

An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment

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Author: Joseph Holden

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131217614

Category: Science

Page: 664

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"An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment "provides a comprehensive overview of the major topics within physical geography, including climate, landform evolution, biogeography, oceans, environmental management, quaternary environmental change and remote sensing. Richly supported throughout by examples drawn from Europe and the wider world, this highly illustrated text will stimulate interest and actively engage students. It looks closely at processes and environmental change and encourages students to apply their understanding to consider contemporary environmental problems. Each chapter is written by a leading specialist in their field to provide informative, expert and practical coverage. Main features - An integrative thematic structure provides clear and comprehensible organisation to the material. The book is split into five parts, each with a part opener describing the main themes and links between the chapters within that part. - A wide range of pedagogical features helps to clarify, extend and apply studentsA understanding of the fundamental issues. This is comprised of: - Five categories of boxed feature that explore and illustrate topics and concepts - "fundamental principles, techniques, environmental change, new directions and case studies." - Reflective questions thatinvite the reader to think about and further explore what they have just read. Useful for consolidating learning, these are found at the end of each major section of every chapter. - Also included are learning objectives, a summary, a comprehensive glossary, and an annotated list of further reading and weblinks - An innovative website accompanies the text. Thisincludes resources for the lecturer and student to assist teaching and further explore topics covered in the main text. To explore the online resources, please go to the dedicated companion website at www.booksites.net/holden For lecturers: - There is a password protected site with power point slides, and field exercise ideas. For students: - There are multiple choice questions for each chapter, interactive numerical models, an annotated bibliography, list of weblinks and a comprehensive glossary. "An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment" is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in geography, the environment and environmental science and also suitable for those studying earth sciences, geology, environmental management and other related environmental courses.

Introduction to Geography

People, Places, and Environment

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Author: Carl H. Dahlman,Carl T. Dahlman,William H. Renwick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292061269

Category: Geography

Page: 576

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Introduction to Geography: People, Places, & Environment, Sixth Edition introduces students to the major tools, techniques, and methodological approaches of the discipline through new applied and visual features that engage students and reinforce real-world connections. The authors emphasize the integration of various aspects of geographic processes and systems by discussing what happens in one set of geographic processes and how that affects others. For example, what happens in economic systems affects environmental conditions; what happens to climate affects political dynamics.

Environmental Hazards

Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster

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Author: Keith Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136647147

Category: Science

Page: 504

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The much expanded sixth edition of Environmental Hazards provides a fully up-to-date overview of all the extreme events that threaten people and what they value in the 21st century. It integrates cutting-edge material from the physical and social sciences to illustrate how natural and human systems interact to place communities of all sizes, and at all stages of economic development, at risk. It also explains in detail the various measures available to reduce the ongoing losses to life and property. Part One of this established textbook defines basic concepts of hazard, risk, vulnerability and disaster. Attention is given to the evolution of theory, to the scales and patterns of disaster impact and to the optimum management strategies needed to minimize the future impact of damaging events. Part Two employs a consistent chapter structure to demonstrate how individual hazards, such as earthquakes, severe storms, floods and droughts, plus biophysical and technological processes, create distinctive impacts and challenges throughout the world. The ways in which different societies can make positive responses to these threats are placed firmly in the context of sustainable development and global environmental change. This extensively revised edition includes: A new concluding chapter that summarizes the globalization of hazard and critically examines the latest perspectives on climate-related disasters Fresh perspectives on the reliability of disaster data, disaster risk reduction, severe storms, droughts and technological hazards More boxed sections with a focus on both generic issues and the lessons to be learned from a carefully selected range of recent extreme events An annotated list of key resources, including further reading and relevant websites, for all chapters 183 diagrams, now in full colour, and available to download on: www.routledge.com/9780415681063/ Over 30 colour photographs and more than 1,000 references to some of the most significant and recent published material. Environmental Hazards is a clearly-written, authoritative account of the causes and consequences of the extreme natural and technological processes that cause death and destruction across the globe. It draws on the latest research findings to guide the reader from common problems, theories and policies to explore practical, real-world situations and solutions. This carefully structured and balanced book captures the complexity and dynamism of environmental hazards and has become essential reading for students of every kind seeking to understand this most important contemporary issue.

The World Today

Concepts and Regions in Geography

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Author: H. J. de Blij,Peter O. Muller,Jan Nijman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470646381

Category: Science

Page: 496

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Anyone interested in learning about geographic concepts will appreciate this concise book that highlights the most important concepts. The fifth edition presents authoritative content, currency, and outstanding cartography. It continues to build on its strength for understanding maps with the help of additional question types. New coauthor Jan Nijman also helps provide a current view of the field. With its up-to-date information and accessible introduction, this book is engaging for any reader.

Physical Geography

Science and Systems of the Human Environment

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Author: Alan H. Strahler,Arthur Newell Strahler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471657644

Category: Géographie physique

Page: 794

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Offering a fully integrated, systems-based approach to physical geography, the new Third Edition of Alan and Arthur Strahler's highly successful text incorporates relevant and recent developments in the field. The text's accurate and comprehensive coverage provides both the breadth and depth necessary to appreciate how humans are changing, and are changed by, the Earth. This edition has a new emphasis on global change, remote sensing, and tools in geography as Interchapter Features located after selected chapters. physical geography concepts to the undergraduate students helping them to understand key concepts, which are crucial to further study in the discipline Currency: This title includes the most up-to-date information available. With the growth of remote sensing, GIS, and other geographic techniques, currency in textbooks has become increasingly important Outstanding art programme: The title includes a photographic and illustration programme that is second to none. These visuals are extremely important for helping students comprehend the key scientific concepts in physical geography Critical thinking: The text provides the tools that students need to think critically and scientifically

Special Education in Contemporary Society

An Introduction to Exceptionality

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Author: Richard M. Gargiulo,Emily C. Bouck

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506310729

Category: Education

Page: 704

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2015 Recipient of the Textbook Excellence Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) The Sixth Edition of Richard Gargiulo’s well-respected Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality offers a comprehensive, engaging, and easy-to-read introduction to special education. Grounded in research and updated to reflect the most current thinking and standards of the field, the book provides students with the skills and knowledge to become successful teachers. Richard Gargiulo and new co-author Emily Bouck encourage a deep awareness and understanding of the human side of special education. Their book provides students a rare look into the lives of exceptional students and their families, as well as the teachers that work with exceptional persons throughout their lives. The new edition maintains the broad context and research focus for which the book is known, while expanding on current trends and contemporary issues to better serve both pre-service and in-service teachers of exceptional individuals. The text is organized into two distinct parts to offer students a truly comprehensive and humane understanding of exceptionality. In Part I, readers are provided strong foundational perspective on broad topics that affect all individuals with an exceptionality. In Part II, the authors engage students with thorough examinations of individual exceptionalities, and discuss historical, personal, and educational details of each exceptionality as it affects a person across the lifespan.

Introduction to Information Systems

Enabling and Transforming Business

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Author: R. Kelly Rainer,Casey G. Cegielski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470473525

Category: Computers

Page: 528

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Information technology professionals will gain invaluable information with this updated resource on how to connect concepts to key business areas. These areas include accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resources, and operations. The new edition provides concise and accessible coverage of core IT topics. Do It Yourself activities show them how to apply the information on the job. Technology professionals will then be able to discover how critical IT is to each functional area and every business.

Elemental Geosystems

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Author: Robert W. Christopherson

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0321994639

Category: Education

Page: 640

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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringGeography does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringGeography search for 0321984447 / 9780321984449 Elemental Geosystems Plus MasteringGeography with eText -- Access Card Package, 8/e--This package contains: 032198501X / 9780321985019 Elemental Geosystems 0321987330 / 9780321987334 MasteringGeography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Elemental Geosystems For introductory physical geography courses. Explore Earth’s Dynamic, Changing Systems Among the most highly regarded textbooks in physical geography, Robert Christopherson’s best-selling Elemental Geosystems is known for currency, accuracy, rich integration of climate change science, and a dynamic multimedia program. Organized around the natural flow of energy, materials, and information, subjects are presented in the same sequence in which they occur in nature — an organic, holistic approach that is unique in this discipline. The Eighth Edition includes a unique new standalone chapter on Climate Change that presents the history and evidence of natural and human-caused climate change. The Eighth Edition also features new MasteringGeography activities, streamlines and focuses essential content, and incorporates more visual media, active learning, and visual tools to help student engagement and mastery. Also Available with MasteringGeography ™ This title is also available with MasteringGeography -- an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

World Regions in Global Context

Peoples, Places, and Environments

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Author: Sallie A. Marston,Paul L. Knox,Diana M. Liverman,Vincent Del Casino Jr.,Paul F. Robbins

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134262883

Category: Science

Page: 480

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For courses in world regional geography. Conceptual Exploration of World Regions and the Myriad Issues Critical to Geography Today World Regions in Global Context presents a strong global sensibility and an emphasis on current events, with examples of interdependent development, spatial and social inequality, and questions of spatial justice. The authors maintain that regions are the outcomes of the twin forces of globalization and regionalization. Therefore, each regional chapter stresses the global systems of connection that drive unique regional processes, making regions different. By studying regions, students not only learn the critical elements of different places, but also come to understand the fundamental processes that drive change. The 6th Edition is a briefer, more visual text that still maintains its conceptual rigor by addressing today’s critical geographic themes, incorporating deeper focus on sustainability issues, new human stories from the regions, cutting-edge data visualizations and infographics, including a completely modernized cartography program, and much more. Also Available with Mastering Geography This title is also available with Mastering™ Geography--an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Geography does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geography, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geography, search for: 0134182723 / 9780134182728 World Regions in Global Context: Peoples, Places, and Environments Plus Mastering Geography with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134183649 / 9780134183640 World Regions in Global Context: Peoples, Places, and Environments 0134153669 / 9780134153667 Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for World Regions in Global Context: Peoples, Places, and Environments World Regions in Global Context , 6th Edition is also available via Pearson eText, a simple-to-use, mobile, personalized reading experience that lets instructors connect with and motivate students — right in their eTextbook. Learn more.

Java for Students

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Author: Doug Bell,Mike Parr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780273731221

Category: Java (Computer program language)

Page: 528

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This book is for novices If you have never done any programming before - if you are a complete novice - this book is for you. This book assumes no prior knowledge of programming. It starts from scratch. It is written in a simple, direct style for maximum clarity. It is aimed at first level students at universities and colleges, but it is also suitable for novices studying alone. The approach of this book We explain how to use objects early in this book. Our approach is to start with the ideas of variables, assignment and methods, then introduce the use of objects created from library classes. Next we explain how to use control structures for selection and looping. Then comes the treatment of how to write your own classes. We wanted to make sure that the fun element of programming was paramount, so we use graphics right from the start. We think graphics is fun, interesting and clearly demonstrates all the important principles of programming. But we haven't ignored programs that input and output text - they are also included. The programs we present use many of the features of a graphical user interfaces (GUIs), such as buttons, scroll bars and text boxes. But we also explain how to write console programs in Java. We introduce new ideas carefully one-at-a-time, rather than all at once. So, for example, there is a single chapter on writing methods. We introduce simple ideas early and more sophisticated ideas later on.

Introduction to Teaching

Becoming a Professional

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Author: Donald P. Kauchak,Paul Eggen

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134026404

Category: Education

Page: 560

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This package includes the REVEL(tm) access card and loose-leaf version. REVEL is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, REVEL is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience--for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional helps beginning education students make informed decisions about becoming a teacher and ensures that they have an up-to-date picture of the ever-changing face of education. Issues in reform, in diversity, and professionalism in day to day teaching situations are emphasized throughout the text. Cases, classroom examples, videos, and interactive applications bring topics to life, allowing students to better relate to, understand, and apply the material. To keep readers informed about the constantly changing education profession, the Sixth Edition includes new topics and significant updates about important developments in education. The most interactive and applied text in the field, Introduction to Teaching keeps prospective teachers actively involved in their learning and provides a realistic look at the world of teaching. NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's products exist for each title*, and registrations are not transferable. In addition to the access card included in this package, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use REVEL. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access code for REVEL may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. 0134026403 / 9780134026404 REVEL for Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, with Loose-Leaf Version Package consists of: 0134027868 / 9780134027869 Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional, Loose-Leaf Version 013430330X / 9780134303307 REVEL for Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional -- Access Card * REVEL features such as embedded videos, exercises, and quizzes are only available in the REVEL format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads.

The Regional Geography of Canada

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Author: Robert M. Bone

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195433739

Category: Science

Page: 509

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The bestselling Regional Geography of Canada is back in a highly anticipated fifth edition. This classic text has been thoroughly updated while maintaining its successful, class-tested structure. Identifying six regions - Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, Western Canada, British Columbia, and the Territorial North - celebrated author Robert M. Bone guides students through the basic physical, historical, cultural, social, and economic features of each region, taking into account their relevance within a global context. Incorporating concerns about the recent global economic crisis and global warming, this new edition encourages students to recognize and consider the complexity of Canada's regional nature and to search for solutions to the nation's challenges. Engaging, accessible, and comprehensive, this trusted text is essential reading for students of Canadian geography.