Weather and Hazards Advanced Topic Master

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Author: Michael Raw

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 9781444108330

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 126

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Advanced TopicMasters will enhance student knowledge and understanding of demanding topics in AS/A-level geography.The texts can be read to consolidate understanding as each topic is covered in class, and referred to by students in order to complete essays and other assignments. Analysis of each topic is illustrated in full colour by case studies, photographs, charts, tables and diagrams. The case studies support general discussion and can be used to illustrate assignments and written work in the final examinations. More complex topics and explanations are included in inset boxes, and provide opportunities for more detailed study. Each Advanced Topic Master features a wide range of activities: some aim to test knowledge and understanding; others will help students develop essential skills such as statistical analysis and hypothesis testing; and others will encourage students to research topics further on the internet or in the library, or as the basis for fieldwork investigations and coursework.

Globalisation

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Author: Simon Oakes,Michael Raw,Michael Witherick

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9781844896400

Category: Education

Page: 126

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Advanced TopicMasters will enhance student knowledge and understanding of demanding topics in AS/A-level geography.The texts can be read to consolidate understanding as each topic is covered in class, and referred to by students in order to complete essays and other assignments. Analysis of each topic is illustrated in full colour by case studies, photographs, charts, tables and diagrams. The case studies support general discussion and can be used to illustrate assignments and written work in the final examinations. More complex topics and explanations are included in inset boxes, and provide opportunities for more detailed study. Each Advanced Topic Master features a wide range of activities: some aim to test knowledge and understanding; others will help students develop essential skills such as statistical analysis and hypothesis testing; and others will encourage students to research topics further on the internet or in the library, or as the basis for fieldwork investigations and coursework.

Understanding Weather and Climate

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Author: Edward Aguado,James E. Burt

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780321987303

Category: Science

Page: 600

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&>For Introductory Meteorology Science Courses. Engage Students in Learning About Atmospheric Processes Aguado/Burt's 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. MasteringMeteorology with eText for Understanding Weather and Climate is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping your students quickly master concepts. The book and MasteringMeteorology work together to create a classroom experience that is tightly integrated to help students succeed both in and outside of the classroom. Note: If you are purchasing the standalone text or electronic version, MasteringMeteorology does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase MasteringMeteorology please visit www.masteringmeteorology.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text + MasteringMeteorology by searching for 0321984439 / 9780321984432. MasteringMeteorology is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

Silent Spring

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Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618249060

Category: Nature

Page: 378

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Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

Organizing for Fire and Rescue Services

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Author: Arthur E. Cote

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780877655770

Category: Medical

Page: 589

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Apply the experience of dozens of leading authorities with the new Organizing for Fire and Rescue Services. This special fire service edition of NFPA's Fire Protection Handbook is comprised of 35 informative chapters that present the big picture in a single volume. All the topics fire service managers and fire and life safety educators need to know about are here including: Fire and fire science basics including fire data collection and databases, and use of incident data and statistics Information on fire and life safety education including how to reach high-risk groups, understanding media, and evaluation techniques Guidance on fire department administration and operations, pre-incident planning, EMS, training, apparatus and equipment, PPE, managing response to haz-mat incidents, rescue operations, fireground operations, and more! Order your copy today and put time-tested knowledge to work for you!

What Is Weather Forecasting?

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Author: Lynnae Steinberg

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 162275798X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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In this lower elementary–level guide to meteorology, both the science and basic premises of weather forecasting are explained in dynamic, full-color spreads. Readers are invited to examine the role of cause and effect in weather patterns and predict the possible consequences of specific weather events. Compare and Contrast boxes invite readers to relate different means of predicting weather phenomena, while Think About It boxes excite readers to return to the text and engage in critical thinking—all key components of the Common Core Standards for reading informational text. Vocabulary boxes define unfamiliar terms, helping make this a truly accessible text.

Introduction to Hazard Control Management

A Vital Organizational Function

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Author: James T. Tweedy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466551593

Category: Law

Page: 288

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The International Board for the Certification of Safety Managers (IBFCSM) has designated this text as the Primary Study Reference for those preparing to sit for the Certified Hazard Control Manager (CHCM) and the Certified Hazard Control Manager-Security (CHCM-SEC) Examinations. Introduction to Hazard Control Management: A Vital Organizational Function explains how proven management and leadership principles can improve hazard control and safety management effectiveness in organizations of all types and sizes. This introductory text addresses hazard control and safety management as organizational functions, instead of just programs. It not only supplies a broad overview of essential concepts—including identifying, analyzing, and controlling hazards—but also promotes the importance of safe behaviors. Written by the Executive Director of IBFCSM, the book covers a broad array of hazards that can exist in most organizations. It focuses on the need to use good leadership, effective communication, and proven management techniques to prevent organizational losses. Addresses the inter-relationships of various organizational functions that support hazard control, accident prevention, and safety Includes an overview of emergency management, hazardous materials, and fire safety management Reviews occupational health, radiation safety, and emerging hazards such as nanotechnology and robotic safety Emphasizing the importance of effective communication skills in hazard control efforts, this book promotes an understanding of system safety methodologies and organizational culture to help you control hazards, prevent accidents, and reduce other losses in your organization. It expands on the foundational principles contained in the pamphlet: The Management Approach to Hazard Control. This book is an ideal reference for anyone wanting to learn more about managing hazards, encouraging safe behaviors, and leading hazard control efforts.

Swimming and Water Safety

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Author: Canadian Red Cross Society

Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. ; Toronto : Mosby Lifeline

ISBN: 9780815114987

Category: Aquatic sports

Page: 308

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Communicating Risks and Benefits

An Evidence Based User's Guide

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Author: Baruch Fischhoff

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160901799

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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Effective risk communication is essential to the well-being of any organization and those people who depend on it. Ineffective communication can cost lives, money and reputations. Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User’s Guide provides the scientific foundations for effective communications. The book authoritatively summarizes the relevant research, draws out its implications for communication design, and provides practical ways to evaluate and improve communications for any decision involving risks and benefits. Topics include the communication of quantitative information and warnings, the roles of emotion and the news media, the effects of age and literacy, and tests of how well communications meet the organization’s goals. The guide will help users in any organization, with any budget, to make the science of their communications as sound as the science that they are communicating.

Fixing the Sky

The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control

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Author: James Rodger Fleming

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023114413X

Category: Science

Page: 325

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Weaving together stories from elite science, cutting-edge technology, and popular culture, Fleming examines issues of health and navigation in the 1830s, drought in the 1890s, aircraft safety in the 1930s, and world conflict since the 1940s.

Microeconometrics

Methods and Applications

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Author: A. Colin Cameron,Pravin K. Trivedi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139444867

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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This book provides the most comprehensive treatment to date of microeconometrics, the analysis of individual-level data on the economic behavior of individuals or firms using regression methods for cross section and panel data. The book is oriented to the practitioner. A basic understanding of the linear regression model with matrix algebra is assumed. The text can be used for a microeconometrics course, typically a second-year economics PhD course; for data-oriented applied microeconometrics field courses; and as a reference work for graduate students and applied researchers who wish to fill in gaps in their toolkit. Distinguishing features of the book include emphasis on nonlinear models and robust inference, simulation-based estimation, and problems of complex survey data. The book makes frequent use of numerical examples based on generated data to illustrate the key models and methods. More substantially, it systematically integrates into the text empirical illustrations based on seven large and exceptionally rich data sets.

Climate Change and Human Health

Risks and Responses

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Author: Anthony J. McMichael,World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241562485

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 322

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This publication, prepared jointly by the WHO, the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme, considers the public health challenges arising from global climate change and options for policy responses, with particular focus on the health sector. Aspects discussed include: an overview of historical developments and recent scientific assessments; weather and climate change; population vulnerability and the adaptive capacity of public health systems; the IPCC Third Assessment report; tasks for public health scientists; the health impacts of climate extremes; climate change, infectious diseases and the level of disease burdens; ozone depletion, ultraviolet radiation and health; and methodological issues in monitoring health effects of climate change.

Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agriculture

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Author: Mannava V.K. Sivakumar,Raymond P. Motha

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540727460

Category: Science

Page: 504

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Based on an International Workshop held in New Delhi, India, this work should be of interest to all organizations and agencies interested in improved risk management in agriculture. In many parts of the world, weather and climate are one of the biggest production risks and uncertainty factors impacting on agricultural systems performance and management. Both structural and non-structural measures can be used to reduce the impacts of the variability (including extremes) of climate resources on crop production.

Advanced Microeconomic Theory

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Author: Geoffrey Alexander Jehle,Philip J. Reny

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780273731917

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

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Rev. ed. of: Advanced microeconomic theory. 2nd ed. 2001.

Ships and Marine Technology

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Author: American Society for Testing & Materials

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780803135079

Category: Transportation

Page: 1706

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Hazardous Chemicals Handbook

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Author: P A CARSON

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 008052379X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 378

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Summarizes core information for quick reference in the workplace, using tables and checklists wherever possible. Essential reading for safety officers, company managers, engineers, transport personnel, waste disposal personnel, environmental health officers, trainees on industrial training courses and engineering students. This book provides concise and clear explanation and look-up data on properties, exposure limits, flashpoints, monitoring techniques, personal protection and a host of other parameters and requirements relating to compliance with designated safe practice, control of hazards to people's health and limitation of impact on the environment. The book caters for the multitude of companies, officials and public and private employees who must comply with the regulations governing the use, storage, handling, transport and disposal of hazardous substances. Reference is made throughout to source documents and standards, and a Bibliography provides guidance to sources of wider ranging and more specialized information. Dr Phillip Carson is Safety Liaison and QA Manager at the Unilever Research Laboratory at Port Sunlight. He is a member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, of the Institution of Chemical Engineers' Loss Prevention Panel and of the Chemical Industries Association's `Exposure Limits Task Force' and `Health Advisory Group'. Dr Clive Mumford is a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Aston and a consultant. He lectures on several courses of the Certificate and Diploma of the National Examining Board in Occupational Safety and Health. [Given 5 star rating] - Occupational Safety & Health, July 1994 - Loss Prevention Bulletin, April 1994 - Journal of Hazardous Materials, November 1994 - Process Safety & Environmental Prot., November 1994

Annual Book of ASTM Standards 2007

Iron and steel products. ships and marine technology. Section 1. volume 01.07

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Author: American Society for Testing and Materials

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780803142923

Category: Materials

Page: 1759

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Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management, Second Edition

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Author: James T. Tweedy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420025465

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 816

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Surpassing the standard set by the first edition, Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management, Second Edition presents expansive coverage for healthcare professionals serving in safety, occupational health, hazard materials management, quality improvement, and risk management positions. Comprehensive in scope, the book covers all major issues in the field. It presents information on physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic, and psycho-social hazards in an organized format. In addition to providing easily digested information, the author has constructed practical checklists and forms that can be readily put to use. He provides advice and guidance on management, hazard control, compliance, standards, and accreditation. Updates to the second edition include additional information on leadership, performance improvement, risk management, organizational culture, behavioral safety, root cause analysis, new OSHA and Joint Commission requirements, and regulatory changes. And if that weren't enough, the book supplies a blueprint for developing training and education programs, provides more than 25 appendices addressing healthcare-related safety topics and OSHA issues, and includes more than 30 safety checklists that cover a variety of hazards found in healthcare and long term care facilities. Not only will you use this reference on a daily basis, you may find yourself reaching for this book so often that it will not stay on your bookshelf.

Rising Tide

The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

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Author: John M. Barry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416563326

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics forever. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Lillian Smith Award.