Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, Global Edition

Author: Robert Christopherson

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292058323

Category: Science

Page: 696

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For Introductory Physical Geography Courses Among the most highly regarded in physical geography, Robert Christopherson’s bestselling texts are known for their meticulous attention to detail, currency, accuracy, and rich integration of climate change science. Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, Ninth Edition is uniquely organized to present Earth systems topics as they naturally occur: atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. This interconnected and organic systems-based approach is highlighted in the strong pedagogical tools, structured learning path, and up-to-date information found in the text. This new edition presents bold new features that cultivate an active learning environment both in and outside the classroom. The Ninth Edition can be made available with MasteringGeography™ , the most effective and widely used online tutorial, homework, and assessment system for the sciences. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringGeography does not come packaged with this content. MasteringGeography is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. MasteringGeography will provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for your students. Here’s how: Personalize learning with MasteringGeography: MasteringGeography provides students with engaging and interactive experiences that coach them through introductory physical geography with specific wrong-answer feedback, hints, and a wide variety of educationally effective content. Leverage strong pedagogical tools and a structured active learning path: The text reinforces central hallmark physical geography themes of Earth systems, human-Earth relations, and global climate change by providing a consistent framework for mastering chapter concepts. Teach with current and relevant content. An emphasis on currency provides students with compelling reasons for learning physical geography.

Elemental Geosystems

Author: Robert W. Christopherson,Ginger H. Birkeland

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134817446

Category: Physical geography

Page: 624

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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 retains its unparalleled currency, accuracy, rich integration of climate change science, and 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 9th Edition features updated content and new Mastering Geography activities, while also incorporating new visual media, active learning activities, and visual tools to help student engagement and mastery. Also available with Mastering Geography Mastering(tm) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and often improves results for each student. With a variety of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult personal health 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: 0134818369 / 9780134818368 Elemental Geosystems Plus Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 9/e Package consists of: 0134817443 / 9780134817446 Elemental Geosystems 0134817494 / 9780134817491 Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Elemental Geosystems

Geoysystems Core

Author: Robert W. Christopherson,Stephen Cunha,Charles E. Thomsen

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780321834744

Category: Science

Page: 464

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For introductory physical geography courses. A brief, visual, and media-rich approach to physical geography Highly regarded, best-selling author Robert Christopherson has partnered with renowned geographer and educator Stephen Cunha and longtime media author Charlie Thomsen to establish Geosystems Core , a brief, modular, highly visual and flexible textbook and springboard into physical geography. This approach allows instructors to teach concepts in their preferred order, empowering them to bring in their own case studies and applications to further illustrate the core concepts. Instructors can also easily augment and extend the First Edition of the print book by leveraging the rich library of media and customizable assessment resources in MasteringGeography. Also available with MasteringGeographyTM This title is also available with MasteringGeography-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; MasteringGeography does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringGeography, 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 MasteringGeography, search for: 0321949552 / 9780321949554 Geosystems Core Plus MasteringGeography with eText -- Access Card Package This package contains: 0321834747 / 9780321834744 Geosystems Core 0321958276 / 9780321958273 MasteringGeography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Geosystems Core

Applied Physical Geography

Geosystems in the Laboratory

Author: Charles E. Thomsen,Robert W. Christopherson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134686363

Category: Science

Page: 368

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A variety of exercises provide flexibility in lab assignments. Each exercise includes key terms and learning concepts linked to Geosystems. The 10th Edition includes more integrated media, including Quick Response (QR) codes linking to Pre-Lab videos. Supported media resources needed for exercises including KMZ files for all of the Google Earth(tm) exercises found in the lab manual.

Geography

An Integrated Approach

Author: David Waugh

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748794621

Category: Geography

Page: 32

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Update booklet for the 3rd Edition of Geography: An Integrated Approach, offering updated data and statistics with additional information, updates to website addresses and information on new sites.

Physical Geography of the Global Environment

Author: Harm J. De Blij,Peter O. Muller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9780471247791

Category: Science

Page: 638

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This text addresses critical environmental and natural issues against a background of the environmental working of our planet. Throughout, the authors2 effective writing style and presentation of material capitalize on the theme of the interaction of humans in the environment. This Special Hazards Edition features Earth Magazine articles comprising six case studies of high profile, high interest hazards, including earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes and El Nino.

Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings

Author: Paul Tymkow,Savvas Tassou,Maria Kolokotroni,Hussam Jouhara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136893660

Category: Architecture

Page: 378

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The role and influence of building services engineers is undergoing rapid change and is pivotal to achieving low-carbon buildings. However, textbooks in the field have largely focused on the detailed technicalities of HVAC systems, often with little wider context. This book addresses that need by embracing a contemporary understanding of energy efficiency imperatives, together with a strategic approach to the key design issues impacting upon carbon performance, in a concise manner. The key conceptual design issues for planning the principal systems that influence energy efficiency are examined in detail. In addition, the following issues are addressed in turn: Background issues for sustainability and the design process Developing a strategic approach to energy-efficient design How to undertake load assessments System comparison and selection Space planning for services Post-occupancy evaluation of completed building services In order to deliver sustainable buildings, a new perspective is needed amongst building and services engineering designers, from the outset of the conceptual design stage and throughout the whole design process. In this book, students and practitioners alike will find the ideal introduction to this new approach.

An Introduction to Industrial Chemistry

Author: C.A. Heaton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401106134

Category: Science

Page: 413

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to the Third Edition Following the success of the first two editions of this book in which the core subject matter has been retained, we have taken the opportunity to add substantial new material, including an additional chapter on that most important activity of the chemical industry, research and development. Topical items such as quality, safety and environmental issues also receive enhanced coverage. The team of authors for this edition comprises both those revising and updating their chapters and some new ones. The latter's different approach to the subject matter is reflected in the new titles: Organisational Structures - A Story of Evolution (chapter 5) and Environmental Impact of the Chemical Industry (chapter 9). The chapter on Energy retains its original title but different approach of the new authors is evident. We have updated statistics and tables wherever possible and expanded the index. We hope readers find the brief 'pen pictures' of authors to be interesting. It is worth stressing again that this book is designed to be used with its companion volume - The Chemical Industry, 2nd Edition, ed. Alan Heaton (referred to as Volume 2) - for a complete introduction to the chemical industry. Thanks are due to all contributors and to my wife Joy for typing my contributions.

Geosystems

An Introduction to Physical Geography

Author: Robert W. Christopherson,Ginger E. Birkeland

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134621506

Category: Education

Page: 688

View: 4360

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For courses in Physical Geography. The most authoritative introduction to physical geography with new applications to real-world geography Among the most highly regarded texts in physical geography, Robert Christopherson’s best-selling Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography is known for its meticulous attention to detail, up-to-date accuracy, and rich integration of climate change science. Uniquely organized, the text presents Earth systems topics as they naturally occur: atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere. This interconnected and organic systems-based approach is highlighted in strong pedagogical tools, a structured learning path, and current, updated information. The 10th Edition includes new features and activities that help readers apply geography to the real world, revised infographics, and new exercises designed to enhance learning. Also available with Mastering Geography Mastering™ Geography is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product proven to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced coaching activities that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain challenging physical geography 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: 0134557468 / 9780134557465 Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography with Mastering Geography -- Access Card Package, 10/e Package consists of: 0134667107 / 9780134667102 Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, 10/e 0134597117 / 9780134597119 Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, 10e Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, 10 th 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.

Artifacts

Author: Henry Hodges

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9780715623169

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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Our understanding of the daily life of early man depends to a large extent on our knowledge of the materials and manufacturing techniques that were used in the production of ancient artifacts. Such a study applied to surviving objects can also give us unexpected information about the spread of trade and its chronology, and about the transmission and adaptation of techniques among different peoples. Many books have been written on archaeological methods such as excavation, but the process of technological investigation has been less widely discussed. This book has established itself as the standard introductory account. Part One treats the raw materials themselves -- everything from clay, glass, metals and stone to wood, fibers, leather, bone, dyes and pigments -- and describes the various methods of working. Part Two outlines the general principles of laboratory examination employed by specialists in the relevant natural sciences.

Physical Geography

Author: James F. Petersen,Dorothy Sack,Robert E. Gabler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305888243

Category: Education

Page: 672

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PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, Eleventh Edition, uses the combined expertise of three accomplished and respected geographers to show not only what constitutes physical geography but also the interrelationships between people and Earth’s natural environment. The well-written text and excellent illustrations emphasize three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles of the discipline -- Geography as Physical Science, Geography as Spatial Science, and Geography as Environmental Science. With a strong focus on processes and the interrelationships among Earth’s systems, this text guides students to an understanding and appreciation of how the various natural systems function and of how humans are an integral component of physical geography. Historically, this was the first Physical Geography textbook to take an environmental sustainability approach, and the authors continue to address the theme of human interactions with the environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings

Author: Stephen Emmitt,Christopher A. Gorse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118658582

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 768

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This new edition of Barry’s Introduction to Construction of Buildings adds considerable new material but remains based on the original concept of explaining construction technology through key functional/performance requirements for the main elements common to all buildings. Of particular note in this new edition are a fully integrated approach to environmental issues and construction sustainability. The rest of the material has been updated as required, with particular attention paid to the illustrations. With over 150 new photographs and many revised figures, plus a supporting website at www.wiley.com/go/barrysintroduction, students learning the fundamentals of building and construction on undergraduate and other NQF level 5 - 6 courses will find this the ideal introduction to the subject.

Physical Geography: The Basics

Author: Joseph Holden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136727108

Category: Science

Page: 176

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Physical Geography: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to the interactions, systems and processes that have shaped, and continue to shape, the physical world around us. This book introduces five key aspects of the study of physical geography: atmosphere, weather and climate systems the carbon cycle and historic and contemporary climate change plate tectonics, weathering, erosion and soils the role of water and ice in shaping the landscape and impacting human activity the patterns of plant and animal life and human impacts upon them. The book features diagrams, maps and a glossary to aid understanding of key ideas and suggestions for further reading to allow readers to develop their interest in the subject – making Physical Geography: The Basics the ideal starting point for anyone new to the study of geography and the environment.

Development Organizations

Author: Rebecca Schaaf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134122780

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Continuing debates over the meaning of development and awareness of the persistence of poverty have resulted in increasing concern over how to ‘do’ development. There are growing numbers of development organizations, undertaking different activities, at different scales, with different motivations, and differing levels of success. It is necessary to identify and evaluate these varied organizations, in order to recognize their successes and failures. Development Organizations is the first introductory text to focus specifically on the variety of organizations involved in development policy and practice. It explores the range and role of organizations, including community-based organizations and civil society actors, international non-governmental organizations, state and other national-based actors, global forms of governance, international financial institutions and transnational corporations. The historical and contemporary role of each of these actors is considered, with analysis of complex theoretical debates surrounding their existence and their activities. The book also explores the political and contested nature of development activities promoted by these organizations, and their effects on society, the economy and the environment. These issues are also considered in context of the Millennium Development Goals; the agenda which currently impacts on the operation and outcomes of the broad range of development organizations. This invaluable text is richly complimented throughout with case studies to help illustrate the operations of development organizations; from the impact of multinational oil companies in the Niger delta to the impact of IMF reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean. This clearly written and user friendly text contains a wealth of features to assist student learning, including start of chapter learning outcomes, and end of chapter summaries, discussion topics, and suggestions for further reading and relevant websites.

An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

Author: D. Ian Heywood,Ian Heywood,Sarah Cornelius,Steve Carver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780273722595

Category: Education

Page: 446

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The new edition has been substantially revised and updated to include coverage of the latest advances in GIS technology and applications (particularly web-based and mobile applications) and to provide pointers to recent research and publications. --

An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment

Author: Joseph Holden

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292083611

Category: Science

Page: 840

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This highly respected and best-selling textbook provides an accessible, engaging and comprehensive introduction to the major topics within physical geography. It focuses on understanding the inter-linkages between processes, places and environments and is comprehensively illustrated to demonstrate how the physical environment works. Now in its fourth edition, the book has been thoroughly updated throughout to contain the latest research. Between them, the contributors have researched in detail every environment on the planet, providing an unrivalled source of rich information from around the world for both undergraduate and postgraduate study in the field of physical geography. An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment is accompanied by a rich and extensive range of electronic support resources including updated weblinks relevant for each chapter, an extended and annotated further reading list for each chapter, multiple choice questions, fieldwork exercises and interactive models.

5 Ways to Save the Planet

[In Your Spare Time]

Author: Gregory J Schwartz Ph D,Gregory Schwartz

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545093870

Category:

Page: 234

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In this powerful and practical new book, Gregory Schwartz combines two decades of academic research with the adventures and local wisdom garnered from visiting nearly forty countries in order to provide answers to some of the world's most pressing questions. For example, the solutions to our biggest environmental and social problems already exist, so why are we not choosing to act on them? Whether it's benefiting the environment, your health, or the least fortunate among us, you'll learn how to make an immediate and global-scale impact with a few simple actions that easily fit into your daily routine.

Another Opening, Another Show: An Introduction to the Theatre

Author: Linda Sarver,Tom Markus

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780072562606

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

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Designed for non-majors, this introductory text is a practical guide to theatre--what it is and how to enjoy it. Its survey of the theatre landscape is enlivened by behind-the-scenes stories from the two authors--one an actor/director and the other a costume designer. Exercises at the ends of chapters (unique to this text) prompt students to reflect on their own experiences with theatre.

An Introduction to Political Theory

Author: Gauba

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230638884

Category:

Page: 588

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This new edition of An Introduction to Political Theory examines a fairly wide range of issues on political theory as identified at the beginning of the new millennium. It elaborates the nature and significance of political theory, concept of ideology, wi

The Planet Earth GEOS112 (Custom Edition)

Author: Edward J. Tarbuck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781488619137

Category: Oceanography

Page: 800

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This custom edition is published for Macquarie University. It is compiled from the following texts. Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, Global Edition (12e) Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, Global Edition (9e) Essentials of Oceanography: Pearson New International Edition (11e)