Zero Degrees

Geographies of the Prime Meridian

Author: Charles W. J. Withers

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674088816

Category: History

Page: 336

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Charles Withers explains how the choice of Greenwich to mark 0° longitude solved problems of global measurement that had engaged geographers, astronomers, and mariners since ancient times. This history is a testament to the power of maps, the challenges of global measurement, and the role of scientific authority in creating the modern world.

Part 1. Introduction to Physical Geography

Part 1 of the eBook Understanding Physical Geography

Author: Michael Pidwirny

Publisher: Our Planet Earth Publishing


Category: Science

Page: 70

View: 6491

IMPORTANT - This Google Play version is best viewed with a computer using Google Chrome, Firefox or Apple Safari browsers. This document consists of two chapters from the eBook Understanding Physical Geography: Chapter 1: Introduction to Physical Geography and Chapter 2: Maps, Time, GIS and Remote Sensing. This eBook was written for students taking introductory Physical Geography taught at a college or university.

Die zweite Erschaffung der Welt

Wie die moderne Naturwissenschaft entstand

Author: Floris Cohen

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593409968

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 6878

Schon Aristoteles und Ptolemaios, aber auch arabische Gelehrte des Mittelalters wussten erstaunlich viel über die Zusammenhänge in der Natur, über Mathematik, Astronomie und Physik. Doch erst Descartes und Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Galilei und Newton gelang es, durch eine wissenschaftliche Revolution die Welt neu zu erschaffen. Spannend und für jeden verständlich erzählt Floris Cohen die Geschichte von der Entstehung der modernen Naturwissenschaft. Im Vergleich mit den antiken und mittelalterlichen Vorläufern erklärt er, was die Gelehrten des 17. Jahrhunderts anders machten: Sie entwickelten nicht nur Theorien, sie probierten diese auch aus, stützten ihre Beobachtungen durch Experimente und nutzten die Mathematik bei der Formulierung von Gesetzen. So schildert Cohen jene Entwicklungen, welche die industrielle Revolution in Europa erst ermöglichten. Ein Buch für alle, die neugierig sind auf eine ferne, fremde Welt, in der die Grundlagen für unser heutiges Leben geschaffen wurden.

World Geography, Grades 5 - 8

Author: Mark Stange,Rebecca Laratta

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1580377939

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 2942

Give students in grades 5 and up an understanding of geography and the world in which they live using World Geography! In this 128-page captivating resource, students focus on seven geographic areas using the five themes of geography: location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region. The book includes questions, writing and research activities, map-labeling activities, more than 30 political and physical maps, diagrams, detailed artwork, and a complete answer key.

Physical Geography

Great Systems and Global Environments

Author: William M. Marsh,Martin M. Kaufman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521764289

Category: Science

Page: 720

View: 9136

A systems-based approach to physical geography written in an easy-to-understand narrative style that is closely integrated with clear, single-concept illustrations.

Essentials of Physical Geography

Author: Robert Gabler,James Petersen,L. Trapasso

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495011940

Category: Science

Page: 688

View: 9945

ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY uses the combined expertise of three respected geographers to help bridge the gap between scientific theory, practical application, and the human-environmental interface. The text emphasizes three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles for the discipline--Geography as a Physical Science, Geography as the Spatial Science, and Geography as Environmental Science. With a renewed focus on examining relationships and processes among systems, the text helps students understand how the various systems interrelate like never before. The eighth edition features Physical GeographyNow the first assessment-driven and student-centered online learning solution created specifically for this course. Physical GeographyNow uses a series of chapter-specific diagnostic tests to build a personalized learning plan for each student, allowing students to focus their study time on specific areas of weaknesses. Each personalized learning plan directs students to specific chapter sections and concept-driven multimedia tutorials designed to augment their understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Die wahre Geschichte eines einsamen Genies, welches das größte wissenschaftliche Problem seiner Zeit löste

Author: Dava Sobel

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827072360

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 7212

John Harrison, ein schottischer Uhrmacher, setzte sich ein ehrgeiziges und unmöglich erscheinendes Ziel: eine Methode zu ersinnen, die es Seeleuten ermöglicht, den genauen Längengrad ihrer Position auf See zu bestimmen. Über vierzig Jahre arbeitete Harrison wie besessen an der Herstellung eines perfekten Chronometers und kam schließlich — trotz Missgunst und zahlreicher Anfeindungen — zum Erfolg. Dava Sobels in luzider Prosa erzählte Geschichte dieser wissenschaftlichen Gralssuche wurde ein überwältigender internationaler Erfolg.

Discovering the World of Geography, Grades 5 - 6

Includes Selected National Geography Standards

Author: Myrl Shireman

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1580377912

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 5027

Explore the world with students in grades 5–6 using Discovering the World of Geography. This 128-page book helps students use geographical knowledge and skills to interpret and analyze data. This text covers topics including the physical features of the United States, climates, latitude and longitude, the American Revolution, the Mexican War, the Civil War, WWI, and WWII. The book presents information through activities such as maps, charts, diagrams, and graphs that support National Geography Standards. It also includes assessments and answer keys.

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

View: 5199

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.

Chapter 2: Maps, GIS and Remote Sensing

Single chapter from the eBook Understanding Physical Geography

Author: Michael Pidwirny

Publisher: Our Planet Earth Publishing


Category: Science

Page: 46

View: 1960

IMPORTANT - This Google Play version is best viewed with a computer using Google Chrome, Firefox or Apple Safari browsers. Chapter 2: Maps, GIS and Remote Sensing of the eBook Understanding Physical Geography. This eBook was written for students taking introductory Physical Geography taught at a college or university.

World Geography Workbook

Author: Mark Stange,Rebecca Laratta

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1622235339

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 3142

World Geography is designed to help students better understand the importance of geography and the world in which they live. This 128-page resource integrates current technology and digital learning opportunities and activities. Using the five themes of geography, teachers can give students the opportunity to think globally and help prepare them for life in a diverse society. Features reading and writing activities aligned to ELA Common Core, plus includes questions that are aligned to higher-order thinking skills. This book also includes Geoquests, Global Summit Activity, Glossary of Geography Terms, Websites, Resources, and Suggested Activities. Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character.

Geography Matters


Author: Nicola Arber,John Hopkin

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435355067

Category: Geography

Page: 120

View: 1566

Geography Matters is a popular course that follows the QCA Scheme of Work and offers support for the Key Stage 3 Strategy.The Foundation Pupil Book covers exactly the same topics as the Core Pupil Book but with simplified text and activities to aid pupils' understanding and improve their performance.

Why Geography Matters

More Than Ever

Author: Harm de Blij

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199977259

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 4514

In recent years our world has seen transformations of all kinds: intense climate change accompanied by significant weather extremes; deadly tsunamis caused by submarine earthquakes; unprecedented terrorist attacks; costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; a terrible and overlooked conflict in Equatorial Africa costing millions of lives; an economic crisis threatening the stability of the international system. Is there some way we can get our minds around these disparate global upheavals, to grasp these events and their interconnections, and place our turbulent world in a more understandable light? Acclaimed author Harm de Blij answers this question with one word: geography. In this revised edition of the immensely popular and influential Why Geography Matters, de Blij tackles topics from the burgeoning presence of China to the troubling disarray of the European Union, from the dangerous nuclear ambitions of North Korea to the revolutionary Arab Spring. By improving our understanding of the world's geography, de Blij shows, we can better respond to the events around us, and better prepare ourselves to face the global challenges ahead. Peppering his writing with anecdotes from his own professional travels, de Blij expands upon his original argument, offering an updated work that is as engaging as it is eye-opening. Casual students of geography and professional policy-makers alike will benefit from this stimulating and crucial perspective on geography and the way it shapes our world's events. America, de Blij warns, has become the world's most geographically illiterate society of consequence. Indeed, despite increasing global interconnectivity and rapid change, Americans seem to be less informed and less knowledgeable about the rest of the world than ever. In this compelling volume, de Blij shows why this dispiriting picture must change, and change now.

Daily Warm-ups

Geography. Level I

Author: N.A

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825145148

Category: Geography

Page: 211

View: 2826

Includes reproducible activities to provide students with geographical information as they develop creative and critical-thinking skills.