The Great Plains

Author: Walter Prescott Webb

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803297029

Category: History

Page: 525

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A study of the changes initiated into the systems and culture of the plain dwellers

India

A Sacred Geography

Author: Diana L. Eck

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0385531923

Category: Religion

Page: 559

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A spiritual history of India draws on more than a decade of work by a Harvard University scholar and provides coverage of its sacred places, its core tenets and the historical events of specific regions while sharing a basic introduction to Hindu religious ideas and how they have influenced modern India. Reprint.

The Athenaeum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Pedagogies of praxis

course-based action research in the social sciences

Author: Nila Ginger Hofman,Howard Rosing

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9781933371092

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Pedagogies of Praxis is about employing course-based action research (CBAR) in building public interest partnerships between institutions of higher education and local community-based organizations. Researchers have linked the use of CBAR to students gaining a greater sense of social responsibility by increasing their level of civic engagement. It motivates them to become passionate about social justice and produce new—and challenge existing—knowledge. Pedagogies of Praxis documents how CBAR, particularly within the social sciences, functions as an effective way of establishing and reinforcing partnerships among students, academic officers, and local communities. It compiles case studies—stories of successes, failures, and implications from such partnerships—from students practicing CBAR in Chicago’s corner stores to how the model was applied in Liverpool, England. Students and faculty, guided through CBAR, learn how to develop advocacy strategies for marginalized communities through firsthand exposure to local-level politics and power imbalances in these communities. Contents include Participatory action research and the university classroom in a project on gender-related oppression in a racially diverse urban neighborhood An exploration of an anthropological service-learning program with premed students paired with inner-city youths Youth Take Charge: social action in a university-community partnership Discussion of students’ experience with an urban geography project to help protect a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood Discussion of community-based learning while having to erase the boundaries within a university between traditional and nontraditional students Action research in a visual anthropology class Collaborative action research at Interchange: a UK model The outcomes of course-based action research in the community and what we can learn about how to do them well

My Revision Notes: AQA A2 Geography

Author: Michael Raw

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1444162985

Category: Science

Page: 112

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Get the best grades with My Revision Notes: AQA A2 Geography. Manage your own revision with step-by-step support from former examiner Michael Raw Use specific case studies to improve your knowledge of geographical patterns, processes and changes Get the top marks by applying geographical terms accurately with the help of definitions and key words Improve your geographical skills with self-testing and exam-style questions and answers My Revision Notes will help you prepare for the big day: Plan and pace your revision with My Revision PlannerUse the concise notes to revise the essential informationUse the examiner's tips and summaries to clarify key pointsAvoid making typical mistakes with expert adviceTest yourself with end-of-topic questions and answers and tick off each topic as you complete itPractise your exam skills on exam questions then check your answers onlineGet exam-ready with last-minute quick quizzes at www.therevisionbutton.co.uk/myrevisionnotes

RIVER PROCESSES

An introduction to fluvial dynamics

Author: Andre Robert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444118927

Category: Science

Page: 224

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River Processes deals primarily with flow and sediment dynamics in alluvial channels. It emphasises water flows (basic principles and characterisation), fluvial sediment, processes of erosion and sediment transport, bedforms that result from flow-bed sediment interactions in sand and gravel, flow and sedimentary processes in curved, braided and confluent channels, as well as aquatic habits. River Processes provides a comprehensive synthesis of current knowledge about physical processes in alluvial channels, with an emphasis on the recent work on flow-bed-sediment transport interactions. It is intended primarily for undergraduate students interested in fluvial studies as part of physical geography, earth sciences, environmental sciences and ecology courses. The textbook is fully illustrated throughout with line drawings and photographs.

OCR A Level Geography Second Edition

Author: Michael Raw,David Barker,Andy Palmer

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471859045

Category: Science

Page: 368

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An OCR endorsed textbook Help your students develop deep subject knowledge and high-level geographical skills with comprehensive coverage, stimulating activities and assessment support for all compulsory and optional topics; produced by the leading A Level Geography publisher and OCR's Publishing Partner for Geography. - Guides you and your students through the 2016 specification with clear explanations of the content and concepts, brought to life through examples and up-to-date case studies - Encourages students of all abilities to apply and improve their theoretical understanding through skills-focused activities based on a variety of textual, data and visual sources - Consolidates topic knowledge and aids self-assessment with review questions at the end of each chapter - Enables high-achieving students to target the top grades through suitably challenging extension material and activities - Teaches students how to approach assessments with confidence, providing opportunities to work through practice questions on every topic - Outlines relevant human and physical geography fieldwork projects throughout the text that meet the changed fieldwork assessment requirements

Principles of Geographical Information Systems

Author: Peter A. Burrough,Rachael McDonnell,Rachael A. McDonnell,Christopher D. Lloyd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198742843

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Geographical data are used in so many aspects of our lives today, from disaster relief operations to finding directions on our cellphones. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are the software tools that turn raw data into useful information that can help us understand our world better.Principles of Geographical Information Systems presents a strong theoretical basis for GIS-often lacking in other texts-and an account of its practice. Through real-world examples, this text clearly explains the importance of spatial data and the information systems based upon them in solving arange of practical problems.

OCR A2 Geography Student Unit Guide: Unit F763 Global Issues

Author: Michael Raw,Peter Stiff

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 1444171615

Category: Science

Page: 112

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Written by senior examiners, Michael Raw and Peter Stiff, this OCR A2 Geography Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Unit F763: Global Issues. This full-colour book includes all you need to know to prepare for your unit exam: Clear guidance on the content of the unit, with topic summaries, knowledge check questions and a quick-reference index Examiner's advice throughout, so you will know what to expect in the exam and will be able to demonstrate the skills required Exam-style questions, with graded student responses, so you can see clearly what is required to get a better grade

OCR A2 Geography Student Unit Guide New Edition: Unit F764 Geographical Skills

Author: Michael Raw

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444173812

Category: Science

Page: 72

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Written by a senior examiner, Michael Raw, this OCR A2 Geography Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Unit F764: Geographical Skills. This full-colour book includes all you need to know to prepare for your unit exam: clear guidance on the content of the unit, with topic summaries, knowledge check questions and a quick-reference index examiner's advice throughout, so you will know what to expect in the exam and will be able to demonstrate the skills required exam-style questions, with graded student responses, so you can see clearly what is required to get a better grade

The Geography of Transport Systems

Author: Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317210107

Category: Transportation

Page: 440

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This expanded and revised fourth edition of The Geography of Transport Systems provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field with a broad overview of its concepts, methods and areas of application. Aimed mainly at an undergraduate audience, it provides an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation and focuses on how the mobility of passengers and freight is linked with geography. The book is divided in ten chapters, each covering a specific conceptual dimension, including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts, and updated with the latest information available. The fourth edition offers new material on the issues of transport and the economy, city logistics, supply chains, security, energy, the environment, as well as a revised content structure. With over 160 updated photographs, figures and maps, The Geography of Transport Systems presents transportation systems at different scales ranging from global to local and focuses on different contexts such as North America, Europe and East Asia. This volume is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interested in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering. A companion web site, which contains additional material, has been developed for the book and can be found here: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/

A Wizard of Earthsea

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544084373

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance. This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE TOMBS OF ATUAN.

The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: N.A

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Catalogs of Courses

Author: University of California, Berkeley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Includes general and summer catalogs issued between 1878/1879 and 1995/1997.

The Sayings of Confucius

A New Translation of the Greater Part of the Confucian Analects

Author: Confucius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy, Chinese

Page: 132

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