Morphometrics for Nonmorphometricians

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Author: Ashraf M.T. Elewa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540958525

Category: Computers

Page: 367

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This introduction to morphometrics does not rely on complex mathematics and statistics. It includes application case studies in fields ranging from paleontology to evolutionary ecology, and it discusses software for analyzing and comparing shape.

The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis

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Author: Alice M. W. Hunt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199681538

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 724

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The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis draws together topics and methodologies essential for the socio-cultural, mineralogical, and geochemical analysis of archaelogical ceramic. Ceramic is one of the most complex and ubiquitous archaeomaterials in the archaeological record: it occurs around the world and through time in almost every culture and context, from building materials and technological installations to utilitarian wares and votive figurines. For more than 100 years, archaeologists have used ceramic analysis to answer complex questions about economy, subsistence, technological innovation, social organization, and dating. The volume is structured around the themes "Research design and data analysis," "Foundational concepts," "Evaluating ceramic provenance," "Investigating ceramic manufacture," "Assessing vessel function," and "Dating ceramic assemblages." It provides a common vocabulary and offers practical tools and guidelines for ceramic analysis using techniques and methodologies ranging from network analysis and typology to rehydroxylation dating and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Each chapter provides the theoretical background and practical guidelines, such as cost and destructiveness of analysis, for each technique, as well as detailed case studies illustrating the application and interpretation of analytical data for answering anthropological questions.

Mathematics and Archaeology

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Author: Juan A. Barcelo,Igor Bogdanovic

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482226820

Category: Mathematics

Page: 528

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Although many archaeologists have a good understanding of the basics in computer science, statistics, geostatistics, modeling, and data mining, more literature is needed about the advanced analysis in these areas. This book aids archaeologists in learning more advanced tools and methods while also helping mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists with no previous knowledge of the field realize the potential of the methods in archaeological experiments.

The Good Earth

Introduction to Earth Science

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Author: David McConnell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077418506

Category: Science

Page: 560

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The Good Earth is the product of collaboration between the content rigor provided by Earth Science specialists (McConnell, Steer) and the results of research on learning. The Good Earth has been explicitly designed to be compatible with inquiry-based, active learning in the college classroom. The structural elements of this text will allow the instructor to incorporate these student-centered teaching methods into their Earth Science course. The authors have tested the book’s content and pedagogy in large Earth Science classes for non-majors that are populated with mostly freshmen. Their experiences show that the materials and methods in The Good Earth can improve students’ learning, increase daily attendance, reduce attrition, and increase students’ enthusiasm in comparison with classes taught following a traditional lecture format. The authors have chosen to emphasize three scientific themes throughout the text: i) scientific literacy; ii) Earth Science and the human experience; and, iii) the science of global change. The discussion of scientific methods is woven into the text throughout. They have included numerous examples of human interaction with the Earth that can serve as entry points for students to appreciate the nature of science. Global change is a theme that is evident in much current Earth Science research so our authors have used global change as a content theme throughout the book.

Morphometrics

Applications in Biology and Paleontology

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Author: Ashraf M.T. Elewa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662088657

Category: Science

Page: 264

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This book offers a thorough and up-to-date treatment of the use of morphometric procedures in a wide variety of contexts. As one of the most dynamic and popular fields on the contemporary biological scene, morphometrics is gaining notice among researchers and students as a necessary complement to molecular studies in the understanding and maintenance of biodiversity. This is the first reference to meet that growing need.

Basics of Environmental Science

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Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134616805

Category: Science

Page: 344

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The new edition of this popular student text offers an engaging introduction to environmental study. It covers the entire breadth of the environmental sciences, providing concise, non-technical explanations of physical processes and systems and the effects of human activities. In this second edition the scientific background to major environmental issues is clearly explained. These include: * global warming * genetically modified foods * desertification * acid rain * deforestation * human population growth * depleting resources * nuclear power generation * descriptions of the 10 major biomes. Special student text features include illustrations and explanatory diagrams, boxed case studies, concepts and definitions.

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

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Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133169546

Category: Science

Page: 800

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Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Environmental Geology

An Earth System Science Approach

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Author: Dorothy Merritts,Andrew De Wet,Kirsten Menking

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716728344

Category: Science

Page: 452

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Suitable for introductory environmental and physical geology courses, Environmental Geology is the only available geology textbook conceived and written from an Earth system science perspective--an approach that helps students comprehend and appreciate the Earth's varied environments and the whole-Earth systems that connect them. Arranged in four parts, the book moves from general concepts to individual solid and fluid Earth systems to global environmental change.

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists

A Primer

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Author: Miriam Leah Zelditch,Donald L. Swiderski,H. David Sheets

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123869048

Category: Mathematics

Page: 488

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The first edition of Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists has been the primary resource for teaching modern geometric methods of shape analysis to biologists who have a stronger background in biology than in multivariate statistics and matrix algebra. These geometric methods are appealing to biologists who approach the study of shape from a variety of perspectives, from clinical to evolutionary, because they incorporate the geometry of organisms throughout the data analysis. The second edition of this book retains the emphasis on accessible explanations, and the copious illustrations and examples of the first, updating the treatment of both theory and practice. The second edition represents the current state-of-the-art and adds new examples and summarizes recent literature, as well as provides an overview of new software and step-by-step guidance through details of carrying out the analyses. Contains updated coverage of methods, especially for sampling complex curves and 3D forms and a new chapter on applications of geometric morphometrics to forensics Offers a reorganization of chapters to streamline learning basic concepts Presents detailed instructions for conducting analyses with freely available, easy to use software Provides numerous illustrations, including graphical presentations of important theoretical concepts and demonstrations of alternative approaches to presenting results

Palace Ware Across the Neo-Assyrian Imperial Landscape

Social Value and Semiotic Meaning

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Author: Alice M.W. Hunt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004304126

Category: History

Page: 268

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In Palace Ware Across the Neo-Assyrian Imperial Landscape, Alice Hunt investigates the social and symbolic meaning of Palace Ware by understanding these vessels as a vehicle through which intricate interregional, intercultural relationships were negotiated, established and maintained.

Phanerozoic Phosphorite Depositional Systems

A Dynamic Model for a Sedimentary Resource System

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Author: Jörg Trappe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540696040

Category: Science

Page: 323

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The book presents a new and comprehensive model for the development of phosphate sediments. Starting with geochemistry and including new methods in sedimentology (sequence stratigraphy), it results in an interdisciplinary approach to a resource system covering all fields of phosphate geology. For researchers, teachers and students alike the book offers a complete overview of the whole field including case studies of major deposits.

Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology

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Author: AGI American Geological Institute,NAGT - National Association of Geoscience Teachers,Vincent Cronin,Dennis G. Tasa

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134675754

Category: Science

Page: 384

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For Introductory Geology courses. Applied lab investigations to improve readers’ understanding of Earth’s geology This user-friendly, best-selling lab manual examines the basic processes of geology and their applications to everyday life. Featuring contributions from over 200 highly regarded geologists and geoscience educators, along with an exceptional illustration program by Dennis Tasa, Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology offers an inquiry and activities-based approach that builds skills and gives readers a more complete learning experience in the lab. The 11th Edition features a new author and an editorial panel that bring a modern pedagogical and digital approach to the lab manual and the changing landscape of physical geology. In addition, readers can access Mastering™ Geology with MapMaster NextGen interactive maps, pre-lab videos, animations, GigaPan Activities, and much more. Also available with Mastering Geology Mastering™ Geology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced coaching activities 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 Geology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geology, 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 Geology, search for: 013461531X / 9780134615318 Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology Plus Mastering Geology with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134446607 / 9780134446608 Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology 0134609700 / 9780134609706 Mastering Geology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology

Darwins Legacy: The Status of Evolutionary Archaeology in Argentina

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Author: Marcelo Cardillo,Hernan Muscio

Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology

ISBN: 9781784912765

Category: Science

Page: 112

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This book collects the contributions to the symposium "The current state of evolutionary archeology in Argentina" that was held in Buenos Aires, for celebrating the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On the Origin of Species". The meeting was sponsored by the IMHICIHU-CONICET (Instituto Multidisciplinario de Historia y Ciencias Humanas-Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas). Contents: PREFACE (Hernan J. Muscio and Marcelo Cardillo); INTRODUCTION (Hernan J. Muscio and Marcelo Cardillo); CULTURAL ADAPTATIONS: IS IT CONCEPTUALLY COHERENT TO APPLY NATURAL SELECTION TO CULTURAL EVOLUTION? (Santiago Ginnobili); THEORY OF CLASSIFICATION AND TAXONOMICAL SCHOOLS: A SYNTHESIS FOR ARCHAEOLOGY (Daniel Garcia Rivero); ENVIRONMENT, SPACE, HISTORY, AND TECHNOLOGICAL EVOLUTION. THE CASE OF THE PATAGONIAN COAST (Marcelo Cardillo); ON THE PROBLEM OF IDENTIFYING HOMOLOGIES IN LITHIC ARTIFACTS (Gustavo Barrientos); LOCAL EXTINTION, POPULATION DYNAMICS AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL PATTERNS OF CULTURAL EVOLUTION: A CASE STUDY IN THE NORTH PUNA OF ARGENTINA (Hernan Muscio); HUMAN HOLOCENE COLONIZATION, DIET BREADTH AND NICHE CONSTRUCTION IN SIERRAS OF CORDOBA [ARGENTINA] (Diego Rivero and Matias Medina); THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LEGACY: EVOLUTION, BIOGEOGRAPHY AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPES (Juan Bautista Belardi, Ramiro Barberena, Rafael Goni and Anahi Re)

Textbook of Environmental Studies for Undergraduate Courses

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Author: Erach Bharucha

Publisher: Universities Press

ISBN: 9788173715402

Category: Environmental education

Page: 289

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The Importance Of Environmental Studies Cannot Be Disputed Since The Need For Sustainable Development Is A Key To The Future Of Mankind. Recognising This, The Honourable Supreme Court Of India Directed The Ugc To Introduce A Basic Course On Environmental Education For Undergraduate Courses In All Disciplines, To Be Implemented By Every University In The Country. Accordingly, The Ugc Constituted An Expert Committee To Formulate A Six-Month Core Module Syllabus For Environmental Studies. This Textbook Is The Outcome Of The Ugc S Efforts And Has Been Prepared As Per The Syllabus. It Is Designed To Bring About An Awareness On A Variety Of Environmental Concerns. It Attempts To Create A Pro-Environmental Attitude And A Behavioural Pattern In Society That Is Based On Creating Sustainable Lifestyles And A New Ethic Towards Conservation. This Textbook Stresses On A Balanced View Of Issues That Affect Our Daily Lives. These Issues Are Related To The Conflict Between Existing `Development Strategies And The Need For `Conservation . It Not Only Makes The Student Better Informed On These Concerns, But Is Expected To Lead The Student Towards Positive Action To Improve The Environment. Based On A Multidisciplinary Approach That Brings About An Appreciation Of The Natural World And Human Impact On Its Integrity, This Textbook Seeks Practical Answers To Make Human Civilization Sustainable On The Earth S Finite Resources. Attractively Priced At Rupees One Hundred And Fifteen Only, This Textbook Covers The Syllabus As Structured By The Ugc, Divided Into 8 Units And 50 Lectures. The First 7 Units, Which Cover 45 Lectures Are Classroom Teaching-Based, And Enhance Knowledge Skills And Attitude To Environment. Unit 8 Is Based On Field Activities To Be Covered In 5 Lecture Hours And Would Provide Students With First Hand Knowledge On Various Local Environmental Issues.

Contributions to Morphometrics

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Author: Leslie Floyd Marcus,Elisa Bello,Antonio García-Valdecasas

Publisher: Editorial CSIC - CSIC Press

ISBN: 9788400073534

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Geophysical Geodesy

The Slow Deformations of the Earth

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Author: Kurt Lambeck

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198544388

Category: Science

Page: 718

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Geodetic measurements provide high-accuracy observations of the deformation of the Earth on time-scales ranging from a few hours to decades; they constitute an integral part of every study of the planet's dynamic behavior. This book describes geodetic methods and results that are relevant to the study of the Earth, along with the geophysical and geological implications of these observations. The measurement techniques include classical terrestrial observations in use since the late nineteenth century as well as modern methods based on space technology, interferometric observations of radio stars, the tracking of satellites, and laser-ranging to the Moon. Because a complete interpretation of the geodetic observations requires a discussion of Earth physics, geological processes, and meteorological and oceanographic phenomena, this book will be of interest to all geophysicists.

Population in the Human Sciences

Concepts, Models, Evidence

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Author: Philip Kreager,Bruce Winney,Stanley J. Ulijaszek,Cristian Capelli

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199688206

Category: Population

Page: 592

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This title addresses the need for review and assessment of the framework of interdisciplinary population studies. Limitations to prevailing post-war paradigms like the Evolutionary Synthesis and Demographic Transition were becoming evident by the 1970s. Subsequent decades have witnessed an immense expansion of population modelling and related empirical inquiry. The volume presents revised papers of an international symposium marking 40 years of the Human Sciences programme at the University of Oxford.

Archaeology in the Digital Era

Papers from the 40th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Southampton, 26-29 March 2012

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Author: Angeliki Chrysanthi,Graeme Earl

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press - C

ISBN: 9789089646637

Category: Computers

Page: 481

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The Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology is the leading conference on digital archaeology, and this volume offers a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the state of the field today. It features a selection of the best papers presented at the fortieth annual conference in 2012 and explores a multitude of topics of interest to all those working in digital archaeology.

Essential Environment

The Science Behind the Stories

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Author: Jay H. Withgott,Matthew Laposata

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780321984579

Category: Science

Page: 480

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#1 best-selling Environmental Science text and media package is now even better! Essential Environment: The Science behind the Stories, Fifth Edition engages students using current, integrated case studies that provide a context for understanding science and environmental concerns in a brief, 18-chapter text. Jay Withgott and Matt Laposata present the latest understanding of environmental science along with expanded FAQ discussions that address common student misconceptions and with new Data Analysis questions that build quantitative literacy. MasteringEnvironmentalScience ® with eText is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product that improves results by helping students quickly master concepts both in and outside the classroom. MasteringEnvironmentalScience incorporates activities written by the authors, so your students will arrive better prepared for class. The book and MasteringEnvironmentalScience work together to create a classroom experience that makes teaching and learning more efficient and enjoyable. Note: If you are purchasing the standalone text or electronic version, MasteringEnvironmentalScience does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase MasteringEnvironmentalScience please visit www.masteringenvironmentalscience.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text + MasteringEnvironmentalScience by searching for 0321984455 / 9780321984456. MasteringEnvironmentalScience is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.