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Invitation to Oceanography, Seventh Edition with Navigate Advantage Access

Invitation to Oceanography, Seventh Edition with Navigate Advantage Access

  • Author: Paul R. Pinet
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1284057089
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 620
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Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.The bestselling Invitation to Oceanography continues to provide a modern, comprehensive, and student-friendly introduction to this fascinating field. Spanning the four major divisions of ocean science--geology, chemistry, physics, and biology-- it is an ideal text for majors and nonmajors alike. The Seventh Edition has been updated with sophisticated and cutting-edge graphics and photos throughout, and includes trending content on climate change, Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy, and the tsunami in Japan. Updated and expanded feature boxes reinforce key concepts and support knowledge building, and additional information on current research and the clinical and practical applications of oceanography contextualize scientific ideas within a real-world framework. Accessible yet substantive, Invitation to Oceanography, Seventh Edition is the ideal resource for anyone diving into the thrilling depths of the world's oceans.With Navigate 2, technology and content combine to expand the reach of your classroom. Whether you teach an online, hybrid, or traditional classroom-based course, Navigate 2 delivers unbeatable value. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2

Essential Invitation to Oceanography

Essential Invitation to Oceanography

  • Author: Paul R. Pinet
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781449686437
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 481
  • View: 2796
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Intended For The More Concise Course, Essential Invitation To Oceanography Provides A Thorough Introduction To Oceanographic Concepts While Omitting Advanced Topics That Some Courses Do Not Require. Written For The Non-Science Student, This Text Lets Readers Explore How The Oceans Work While Explaining Their Relevance Within The Four Major Divisions Of Ocean Science--Geology, Chemistry, Physcis, And Biology. A Student-Friendly Writing Style And Rich Pedagogy Help Students Fully Understand And Retain The Important Concepts At Hand, And Feature Boxes Throughout Engage Them With The Fascinating Discoveries In Oceanography. The Comprehensive Comapanion Website, Oceanlink, Provides Students With Numerous Learning Tools And Study Aids, Including Chapter Outlines, Critical Thinking Questions, Crosswords, Practice Quizzes, And Much More. Instructor's Material Include: Powerpoint Lecture Outlines, Powerpoint Image Bank, Animations, And Test Bank.

Essential Invitation to Oceanography

Essential Invitation to Oceanography

  • Author: Paul R. Pinet
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1449619991
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 484
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Intended for the more concise course, Essential Invitation to Oceanography provides a thorough introduction to oceanographic concepts while omitting advanced topics that some courses do not require. Written for the non-science student, this text lets readers explore how the oceans work while explaining their relevance within the four major divisions of ocean science--geology, chemistry, physcis, and biology. A student-friendly writing style and rich pedagogy help students fully understand and retain the important concepts at hand, and feature boxes throughout engage them with the fascinating discoveries in oceanography. The comprehensive comapanion website, OceanLink, provides students with numerous learning tools and study aids, including chapter outlines,critical thinking questions, crosswords, practice quizzes, and much more. Instructor's material include: PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, PowerPoint Image Bank, Animations, and Test Bank.

Essentials of Geochemistry

Essentials of Geochemistry

  • Author: Southern Methodist University John V Walther
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 076378737X
  • Category:
  • Page: 797
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Updated throughout with the latest data and findings, the Second Edition of Essentials of Geochemistry provides students with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of and approaches to modern geochemical analysis. The text uses a concepts of chemical equilibrium approach, which considers the reactions that occur as a result of changes in heat production and pressure within the Earth to introduce students to the basic geochemical principles. This text is for those who want a quantitative treatment that integrates the principles of thermodynamics, solution chemistry, and kinetics into the study of earth processes. This timely text contains numerous examples and problems sets which use SUPCRT92 to allow students to test their understanding of thermodynamic theory and maximize their comprehension of this prominent field. New sections introduce current hot topics such as global geochemical change with the short and long term carbon cycle, carbon isotopes and the Permo-Triassic extinction event, kinetics and the origin of life and the use of boron and nitrogen isotopes."

How the Ocean Works

How the Ocean Works

An Introduction to Oceanography

  • Author: Mark Denny
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400842883
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 344
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The world's oceans account for roughly 71 percent of the planet's surface and 99 percent of its livable volume. Any study of this huge habitat requires a solid foundation in the principles that underlie marine biology and physical and chemical oceanography, yet until now undergraduate textbooks have largely presented compilations of facts rather than explanations of principles. How the Ocean Works fills this gap, providing a concise and accessible college-level introduction to marine science that is also ideal for general readers. How are winds and currents driven? What is the dilemma of the two-layered ocean? Mark Denny explains key concepts like these in rich and fascinating detail. He explores early scientific knowledge of oceans, photosynthesis, trophic interactions and energy flow, and the impacts of human activities on marine and atmospheric systems. Focusing each chapter on a major topic and carefully explaining the principles and theory involved, Denny gives readers the conceptual building blocks needed to develop a coherent picture of the living ocean. How the Ocean Works is an indispensable resource that teaches readers how to think about the ocean--its biology, mechanics, and conservation. Provides a concise, up-to-date introduction to marine science Develops the conceptual basis needed to understand how the ocean works Explains fundamental principles and theory Includes color illustrations and informative diagrams Serves as a college textbook and a reference for general readers Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Invitation to Oceanography

Invitation to Oceanography

  • Author: Paul R.. Pinet,Paul R. Pinet
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 144960191X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 614
  • View: 9393
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Thoroughly updated to include the most recent and fascinating discoveries in oceanography, Invitation to Oceanography, Sixth Edition provides a modern, comprehensive, and student-friendly introduction to the field. Its content spans the four major divisions of ocean science--geology, chemistry, physics, and biology--while maintaining the conversational voice for which it is acclaimed. The Sixth Edition includes new content on oceanographic research, oceanographic exploration, pacific ocean circulation, and the deep-sea bottom, as well as numerous updated and expanded feature boxes. The comprehensive online learning center, Oceanlink, provides students with numerous learning tools and study aids, including chapter outlines, practice quizzes, math tutor, animated flashcards, figure labeling exercises, and more! New and Key Features of the Sixth Edition - A rich pedagogy provides numerous feature boxes, end-of-chapter assessments, and an integrated student companion website to assist in student understanding and retention. - Includes new content on oceanographic research, oceanographic exploration, pacific ocean circulation, deep-sea bottom, and more. - New and revised figures keep pace with the latest data in the field. - Updated feature boxes include: Killer Whales, Large Sharks, Collapse of the New England Fisheries, Red Tides, and many more. - Instructor's material includes: PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, PowerPoint Image Bank, Animations, Instructor's Manual, and Testbank

American Government: The Democratic Experiment

American Government: The Democratic Experiment

  • Author: Adam Lawrence
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781465293695
  • Category:
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Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere

Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere

  • Author: Steven Ackerman,John A. Knox
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 049511216X
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 512
  • View: 6420
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Observe, analyze, and understand meteorology in an entirely new way with METEOROLOGY: UNDERSTANDING THE ATMOSPHERE. You’ll find vivid photographs and compelling real-life stories as well as conceptual models and engaging narrative that make weather phenomena come alive. Observational Questions ask you to analyze photographs, data, or their own experiences. By learning how to interpret scientific observations of the atmosphere, you can deepen your understanding of the subject. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Surrounded by Science

Surrounded by Science

Learning Science in Informal Environments

  • Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Board on Science Education
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309136741
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 240
  • View: 7489
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Practitioners in informal science settings--museums, after-school programs, science and technology centers, media enterprises, libraries, aquariums, zoos, and botanical gardens--are interested in finding out what learning looks like, how to measure it, and what they can do to ensure that people of all ages, from different backgrounds and cultures, have a positive learning experience. Surrounded by Science: Learning Science in Informal Environments, is designed to make that task easier. Based on the National Research Council study, Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits, this book is a tool that provides case studies, illustrative examples, and probing questions for practitioners. In short, this book makes valuable research accessible to those working in informal science: educators, museum professionals, university faculty, youth leaders, media specialists, publishers, broadcast journalists, and many others.

The Sea Floor

The Sea Floor

  • Author: Eugen Seibold,Wolfgang H. Berger
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3662225190
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 356
  • View: 567
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The Sea Floor deals with the most important results achieved in Marine Geology over the last three decades. Relevant geophysical, geochemical, sedimentological and paleontological methods are shortly described. They should allow the reader to comment on new results about plate tectonics, marine sedimentation from the coasts to the deep sea, climatological aspects, paleoceanology and the use of the sea floor. The text tries to transmit to the reader the excitement of marine geological research both aboard and in modern laboratories. Basic mineralogical, geochemical, biological and other relevant data and a detailed list of books and symposia are given in an Appendix. The second edition of the Sea Floor is an updated version with many new aspects and illustrations and contains detailed lists of relevant books.

Cat Wars

Cat Wars

The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer

  • Author: Peter P. Marra,Chris Santella
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400882877
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 216
  • View: 1977
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In 1894, a lighthouse keeper named David Lyall arrived on Stephens Island off New Zealand with a cat named Tibbles. In just over a year, the Stephens Island Wren, a rare bird endemic to the island, was rendered extinct. Mounting scientific evidence confirms what many conservationists have suspected for some time—that in the United States alone, free-ranging cats are killing birds and other animals by the billions. Equally alarming are the little-known but potentially devastating public health consequences of rabies and parasitic Toxoplasma passing from cats to humans at rising rates. Cat Wars tells the story of the threats free-ranging cats pose to biodiversity and public health throughout the world, and sheds new light on the controversies surrounding the management of the explosion of these cat populations. This compelling book traces the historical and cultural ties between humans and cats from early domestication to the current boom in pet ownership, along the way accessibly explaining the science of extinction, population modeling, and feline diseases. It charts the developments that have led to our present impasse—from Stan Temple's breakthrough studies on cat predation in Wisconsin to cat-eradication programs underway in Australia today. It describes how a small but vocal minority of cat advocates has campaigned successfully for no action in much the same way that special interest groups have stymied attempts to curtail smoking and climate change. Cat Wars paints a revealing picture of a complex global problem—and proposes solutions that foresee a time when wildlife and humans are no longer vulnerable to the impacts of free-ranging cats.

Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research

Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research

  • Author: Institute of Medicine,National Academy of Engineering,National Academy of Sciences,Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy,Committee on Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 9780309165488
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 332
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Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research examines current interdisciplinary research efforts and recommends ways to stimulate and support such research. Advances in science and engineering increasingly require the collaboration of scholars from various fields. This shift is driven by the need to address complex problems that cut across traditional disciplines, and the capacity of new technologies to both transform existing disciplines and generate new ones. At the same time, however, interdisciplinary research can be impeded by policies on hiring, promotion, tenure, proposal review, and resource allocation that favor traditional disciplines. This report identifies steps that researchers, teachers, students, institutions, funding organizations, and disciplinary societies can take to more effectively conduct, facilitate, and evaluate interdisciplinary research programs and projects. Throughout the report key concepts are illustrated with case studies and results of the committee’s surveys of individual researchers and university provosts.

Writing Science Through Critical Thinking

Writing Science Through Critical Thinking

  • Author: Marilyn F. Moriarty
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN: 9780867205107
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 263
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Written and extensively class tested with NSF/NIH support, this timely and useful text addresses a crucial need which is acknowledged in most universities and colleges. It is the need for students to learn to write in the context of their field of study; in this case science. Although numerous "how to" writing books have been published, few, if any, address the central pedagogical issues underlying the process of learning to think and write scientifically. The direct connection between this writing skill and that of critical thinking is developed with engaging style by the author, an English professor. Moriarty's book is an invaluable guide for both undergraduate and graduate science students. In the process of learning the specific requirements of organization demanded by scientific writing, students will develop strategies for thinking through their scientific research, well before they sit down to write. This instructive text will be useful to students who need to satisfy a science writing proficiency requirement in the context of a science course, a course in technical writing, advanced composition, or writing for the profession.

Plants, Genes, and Crop Biotechnology

Plants, Genes, and Crop Biotechnology

  • Author: Maarten J. Chrispeels,David E. Sadava
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN: 9780763715861
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 562
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This book integrates many fields to help students understand the complexity of the basic science that underlies crop and food production.

Computer Forensics

Computer Forensics

  • Author: Associate Professor John Jay College of Criminal Justice Marie-Helen Maras,Marie-Helen Maras
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1449692230
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 400
  • View: 1165
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Updated to include the most current events and information on cyberterrorism, the second edition of Computer Forensics: Cybercriminals, Laws, and Evidence continues to balance technicality and legal analysis as it enters into the world of cybercrime by exploring what it is, how it is investigated, and the regulatory laws around the collection and use of electronic evidence. Students are introduced to the technology involved in computer forensic investigations and the technical and legal difficulties involved in searching, extracting, maintaining, and storing electronic evidence, while simultaneously looking at the legal implications of such investigations and the rules of legal procedure relevant to electronic evidence. Significant and current computer forensic developments are examined, as well as the implications for a variety of fields including computer science, security, criminology, law, public policy, and administration.

Gaussian Processes for Machine Learning

Gaussian Processes for Machine Learning

  • Author: Carl Edward Rasmussen,Christopher K. I. Williams
  • Publisher: Mit Press
  • ISBN: 9780262182539
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 248
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A comprehensive and self-contained introduction to Gaussian processes, which provide a principled, practical, probabilistic approach to learning in kernel machines.

Sharing the Stage

Sharing the Stage

Biography and Gender in Western Civilization

  • Author: Jane Slaughter,Melissa K. Bokovoy
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780618011780
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 496
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This chronologically arranged reader, designed as a supplement for the introductory western civilization course, centers on gender issues and women's history by including biographies of one man and one woman per chapter. Each chapter also includes background on the political and social climate of the period. The reader addresses three major teaching problems often found in the Western Civilization course: how to integrate women's history into traditional political and social narratives; how to explain to students that gender operates historically and that gender norms and constructs apply to both men and women; and how to capture and maintain student interest in distant events that seem to have little relevance to their lives.

Introduction To The Biology Of Marine Life

Introduction To The Biology Of Marine Life

  • Author: John Morrissey,James L. Sumich,Deanna R. Pinkard-Meier
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN: 1284129519
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 450
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Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life is an introductory higher education textbook for students with no prior knowledge of marine biology. The book uses selected groups of marine organisms to provide a basic understanding of biological principles and processes that are fundamental to sea life.

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  • Author: Christopher B. Field,Vicente Barros,Thomas F. Stocker,Qin Dahe
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107380103
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SREX) explores the challenge of understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes to advance climate change adaptation. Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. Changes in the frequency and severity of the physical events affect disaster risk, but so do the spatially diverse and temporally dynamic patterns of exposure and vulnerability. Some types of extreme weather and climate events have increased in frequency or magnitude, but populations and assets at risk have also increased, with consequences for disaster risk. Opportunities for managing risks of weather- and climate-related disasters exist or can be developed at any scale, local to international. Prepared following strict IPCC procedures, SREX is an invaluable assessment for anyone interested in climate extremes, environmental disasters and adaptation to climate change, including policymakers, the private sector and academic researchers.

Practical Argument

Practical Argument

A Text and Anthology

  • Author: Laurie G. Kirszner,Stephen R. Mandell
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0312570929
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 748
  • View: 7945
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From the best-selling authors of the most successful reader in America comes Practical Argument. No one writes for the introductory composition student like Kirszner and Mandell, and Practical Argument simplifies the study of argument. A straightforward, full-color, accessible introduction to argumentative writing, it employs an exercise-driven, thematically focused, step-by-step approach to get to the heart of what students need to understand argument. In clear, concise, no-nonsense language, Practical Argument focuses on basic principles of classical argument and introduces alternative methods of argumentation. Practical Argument forgoes the technical terminology that confuses students and instead explains concepts in understandable, everyday language, illustrating them with examples that are immediately relevant to students’ lives.