Understanding Earth

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Author: John Grotzinger,Thomas H. Jordan,Frank Press,Raymond Siever

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1429281340

Category: Science

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Understanding Earth

Seventh Edition

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Author: John Grotzinger,Thomas H. Jordan

Publisher: Bedford

ISBN: 9781319154158

Category: Science

Page: 50

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For the introductory geology or physical geology course, this textbook offers both majors and non-majors rock solid content that originated with the ground-breaking text, Earth. In subsequent editions, the text has consistently met the needs of today’s students with exceptional content, currency, interactive learning features, and an overall focus of the role of geological science in our lives. Students actively take part in the scientific process of discovery and learn through experience as they explore the impact of geology on their lives as citizens and future stewards of the planet. This textbook is available with LaunchPad. LaunchPad combines an interactive ebook with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. See ‘Instructor Resources’ and ‘Student Resources’ for further information.

Understanding Earth

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Author: Frank Press

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716796176

Category: Science

Page: 567

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'Understanding Earth' takes students step-by-step to an understanding of, and possible solutions for, a specific conceptual problem in geology, offering guiding questions and exercises.

Fundamentals of Weather and Climate

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Author: Robin McIlveen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199215421

Category: Mathematics

Page: 632

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Originally published in 1986 as Basic meteorology: a physical outline.

The Changing Earth: Exploring Geology and Evolution

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Author: James S. Monroe,Reed Wicander

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285981383

Category: Science

Page: 736

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THE CHANGING EARTH: EXPLORING GEOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, Seventh Edition, is a member of a rare breed of texts written specifically for courses covering both physical and historical geology. Three interrelated themes (plate tectonics, organic evolution, and geologic time) help students understand that Earth is a complex, integrated, and continually changing system. In the new edition authors James S. Monroe and Reed Wicander integrate new content emphasizing the economic impacts of geology. Topics such as fracking, nuclear waste, and the threat of earthquakes are covered in new Geo-Impact boxes that stress real-world applications. Lauded for their clear writing style, the authors go beyond simply explaining geology and its processes; rather, they place that knowledge within the context of human experience by consistently emphasizing relevance, resources, and the environment. New Global Geoscience Watch activities help students learn how to use an extensive database of articles on geology that are updated several times a day and are available exclusively for users of this book. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Weather and Climate, Global Edition

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Author: James E. Burt,Edward Aguado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292087801

Category:

Page: 608

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Engage Students in Learning About Atmospheric Processes Aguado/Burts Understanding Weather and Climate illustrates meteorology and climatology using everyday occurrences and inspired technology tutorials to engage students in learning about atmospheric processes and patterns. The Seventh Edition extends coverage of global climate change with new and unique sections covering oceans and climate in the Earth system. Each chapter also focuses on the human aspect of weather and climate, covering high interest weather-related hazards that draw students into the course, while incorporating the latest science and the most relevant issues. This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience. Heres how: * Integrated Mobile-Ready Videos: Students use their mobile devices to scan Quick Response (QR) codes in the book to view videos, for just-in-time visualization of key meteorological concepts and applications. * Engage Students with Real-World Applications and Environmental Impacts: Case Studiescover weather hazards and how they impact people and society.* Emphasis on Oceans and Climate and on Climate Change: New and unique coverage on Oceans and their role in regulating weather and climate has been added in chapters 8, 15, and 16. * Focus on Fundamentals and Learning Path: Greater focus on the scientific method and basic concepts to help guide students. MasteringMeteorology is not included. Students, if MasteringMeteorology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringMeteorology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringMeteorology with eText for Understanding Weather and Climate is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Fundamentals of Geophysics

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Author: William Lowrie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139465953

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This second edition of Fundamentals of Geophysics has been completely revised and updated, and is the ideal geophysics textbook for undergraduate students of geoscience with an introductory level of knowledge in physics and mathematics. It gives a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental principles of each major branch of geophysics, and presents geophysics within the wider context of plate tectonics, geodynamics and planetary science. Basic principles are explained with the aid of numerous figures and step-by-step mathematical treatments, and important geophysical results are illustrated with examples from the scientific literature. Text-boxes are used for auxiliary explanations and to handle topics of interest for more advanced students. This new edition also includes review questions at the end of each chapter to help assess the reader's understanding of the topics covered and quantitative exercises for more thorough evaluation. Solutions to the exercises and electronic copies of the figures are available at www.cambridge.org/9780521859028.

Earth's Climate

Past and Future

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Author: William F. Ruddiman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0716784904

Category: Science

Page: 388

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'Earth's Climate' summarises the major lessons to be learned from 550 million years of climate changes, as a way of evaluating the climatological impact on and by humans in this century. The book also looks ahead to possible effects during the next several centuries of fossil fuel use.

Earth: Portrait of a Planet

5th International Student Edition

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Author: Steve Marshak

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393938174

Category: Science

Page: 984

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The Fifth Edition of this bestselling textbook features stunning art, the most up-to-date science, and a wealth of online learning tools, all developed under the critical eyes of Stephen Marshak. Heavily revised with remarkably detailed photographs, animations, and maps, the text offers rich and engaging pedagogy, an expanded chapter on energy, and coverage of recent global events, from Hurricane Sandy and the Washington Landslide to Typhoon Haiyan and the Japanese Tsunami.

Earth Environments

Past, Present and Future

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Author: David Huddart,Tim Stott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118688120

Category: Science

Page: 912

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This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the major topics within undergraduate study programmes in geosciences, environmental science, physical geography, natural hazards and ecology. This text introduces students to the Earth's four key interdependent systems: the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, focussing on their key components, interactions between them and environmental change. Topics covered include: An earth systems model; components systems and processes: atmospheric systems; oceanography, endogenic geological systems and exogenic geological systems, biogeography and, aspects of the Earth's Record. The impact of climate and environmental change is discussed in a final chapter which draws together Earth's systems and their evolution and looks ahead to future earth changes and environments and various time periods in the geological record. Throughout the book geological case studies are used in addition to the modern processes.

Sustaining the Earth

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Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 128576949X

Category: Science

Page: 384

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SUSTAINING THE EARTH provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environmental problems we face. About half the price of other environmental science texts, this 14-chapter, one-color core book offers an integrated approach that emphasizes how environmental and resource problems and solutions are related. The new edition of SUSTAINING THE EARTH is fully updated with the latest statistics and reports of important scientific studies. New Connections boxes show surprising but important connections between environmental problems and aspects of daily life. In addition, new Thinking About boxes help students apply the concepts of the book to their own lives. Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. 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.

Earth Science

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Author: Edward J. Tarbuck,Frederick K. Lutgens,Dennis G. Tasa

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134673948

Category: Science

Page: 766

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For introductory courses in earth science. Use dynamic media to bring Earth Science to life Earth Science answers the need for a straightforward text that excites readers about the world around them. Perfect for individuals with little-to-no background in science, the text covers geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy clearly and without technical jargon. Tarbuck, Lutgens, and Tasa are praised for their uncomplicated writing, dynamic media that help visualize physical processes, stunning art program that brings the “wow” factor, and valuable activities in Mastering Geology that provide activity-based learning to solidify readers’ understanding. The 15th Edition incorporates the latest data and applications from Earth Science, new data analysis activities, and an updated dynamic mobile media and Mastering Geology program. Also available with Mastering Geology By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, Mastering personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult Earth Science 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 to confirm 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: 013460993X / 9780134609935 Earth Science Plus Mastering Geology with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 013454353X / 9780134543536 Earth Science 013460993X / 9780134609935 Mastering Geology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Earth Science

The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History

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Author: Richard Bulliet,Pamela Crossley,Daniel Headrick,Steven Hirsch,Lyman Johnson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1439084777

Category: History

Page: 448

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THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power. This truly global text for the world history survey course employs a fundamental theme--the interaction of human beings and the environment--to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology (in its broadest sense) and how technological development underlies all human activity. Highly acclaimed in their fields of study, the authors bring a wide array of expertise to the program. A combination of strong scholarship and detailed pedagogy gives the book its reputation for rigor and student accessibility. The Fifth Edition features new pedagogy and a beautiful new design. Available in the following split options: THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-34), ISBN: 978-0-538-74438-6; Volume I: To 1550, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-15), ISBN: 978-1-439-08474-8; Volume II: Since 1500, Fifth Edition (Chapters 16-34), ISBN: 978-1-439-08475-5; Volume A: To 1200, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-12), ISBN: 978-1-439-08476-2; Volume B: From 1200 to 1870, Fifth Edition (Chapters 12-26), ISBN: 978-1-439-08477-9; Volume C: Since 1750, Fifth Edition (Chapters 22-34), ISBN: 978-1-439-08478-6. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Research Process in Nursing

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Author: Kate Gerrish,Judith Lathlean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118522567

Category: Medical

Page: 632

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Comprehensive and thorough in scope, The Research Process in Nursing 7th edition provides everything you could want to know about research methods. This established textbook reflects the significant advances in nursing research and the importance of evidence-based practice, and provides an invaluable resource for both the novice and the more experienced researcher. It includes practical information and advice on: How to find and critique the evidence How to choose the right approach How to collect data How to make sense of the data How to put research into practice Special features: A clear, explicit and easy to understand text which links theory with practical steps in the research process. Examples provided allow the reader to apply a variety of research concepts to theoretical learning and professional practice. Incorporates chapters, research examples, and policy from a range of international countries, including Canada, Australia, USA and Hong Kong. Provides detailed discussions around each example, which clearly link theory with practice Easy to read for novice researchers and undergraduate nursing students, but at the same time provides sufficient depth and detail to be of value to experienced researchers and practitioners.

The Key to Earth History

An Introduction to Stratigraphy

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Author: Peter Doyle,Matthew R. Bennett,Alistair N. Baxter

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 293

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The Key to Earth History introduces students to the basic toolsused by geologists to reconstruct the Earth's history, and showshow these tools can be used to chart the pattern of globalenvironmental change since the formation of the Earth some 4600million years ago. It tells a story of mountain building, climatechange and of the evolution of life, and uses the North Atlanticregion (Europe and North America) as a study area to illustratethis story. Divided into two parts, the book shows how stratigraphy is the keyto understanding the history of the Earth. The first part examinesthe basic stratigraphical methods used to establish, date andinterpret the rock record as the product of a series of eventswhithin Earth history. The second part presents the resultsobtained by geologists, who have used these stratigraphical toolsto reconstruct the pattern of global environmental change throughgeological time and focuses on the geological evolution of theNorth Atlantic region. The Key to Earth History is essentialreading for geologists, geographers and environmental scientists,as well as to all those interested in the story of theplanet. 'The authors provide no one with an alibi for bad stratigraphicteaching!' Geoscientist 'The aims of this introductory textbook are to explain the processand pattern of Earth history, to generate interest and enthusiasm,to make stratigraphy fun and exciting! These aims are admirablyachieved.' The Holocene 'This is a great little book! I found that, not only was everythingcovered, but that it was covered in a refreshing, readable,no-nonsense fashion.' Earth Science Reviews 'The Key to Earth History really should be compulsory reading forall ... geology students.' Geologie

The Global Casino

An Introduction to Environmental Issues

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Author: Nick Middleton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134051107

Category: Nature

Page: 640

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The Global Casino is an introduction to environmental issues which deals both with the workings of the physical environment and the political, economic and social frameworks in which the issues occur. Using examples from all over the world, the book highlights the underlying causes behind environmental problems, the human actions which have made them issues, and the hopes for solutions. It is a book about the human impact on the environment and the ways in which the natural environment impacts human society. The fifth edition has been fully revised and updated throughout, with new case studies, figures, and online resources such as downloadable figures and tables from the text and multiple choice questions for students, accessible at: www.routledge.com/cw/middleton. New topics covered in extended boxed case studies include payment for environmental services, ocean acidification, biofuels in Brazil, waste reduction through industrial symbiosis, and the long-term impact of natural disasters on vulnerable groups. Other approaches and concepts covered for the first time in this new edition include traditional ecological knowledge, environmental justice, the ‘resource curse’, and urban biodiversity. Eighteen chapters on key issues follow three initial chapters which outline the background contexts of the physical and human environments and the concept of sustainable development. Each chapter provides historical context for key issues, outlines why they have arisen, and highlights areas of controversy and uncertainty to appraise how issues can be resolved both technically and in political and economic frameworks. Each chapter also contains an updated critical guide to further reading and websites, as well as discussion points and essay questions. The text can be read in its entirety or individual chapters adopted as standalone reading. The Global Casino is an essential resource for students of the environment, geography, earth sciences and development studies. It provides comprehensive and inspirational coverage of all the major global environmental issues of the day in a style that is clear and critical.

Health Care USA

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Author: Harry A. Sultz,Kristina M. Young

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763749745

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 492

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Twort's Water Supply

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Author: Malcolm J. Brandt,K. Michael Johnson,Andrew J. Elphinston,Don D. Ratnayaka

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 008100043X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 932

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Twort's Water Supply, Seventh Edition, has been expanded to provide the latest tools and techniques to meet engineering challenges over dwindling natural resources. Approximately 1.1 billion people in rural and peri-urban communities of developing countries do not have access to safe drinking water. The mortality from diarrhea-related diseases amounts to 2.2 million people each year from the consumption of unsafe water. This update reflects the latest WHO, European, UK, and US standards, including the European Water Framework Directive. The book also includes an expansion of waste and sludge disposal, including energy and sustainability, and new chapters on intakes, chemical storage, handling, and sampling. Written for both professionals and students, this book is essential reading for anyone working in water engineering. Features expanded coverage of waste and sludge disposal to include energy use and sustainability Includes a new chapter on intakes Includes a new chapter on chemical storage and handling

Earth Lab: Exploring the Earth Sciences

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Author: Claudia Owen,Diane Pirie,Grenville Draper

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 053873700X

Category: Science

Page: 480

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Utilizing graphs and simple calculations, this clearly written lab manual complements the study of earth science or physical geology. Engaging activities are designed to help students develop data-gathering skills (e.g., mineral and rock identification) and data-analysis skills. Students will learn how to understand aerial and satellite images; to perceive the importance of stratigraphic columns, geologic sections, and seismic waves; and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.