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|Author||: Jay Withgott,Matthew Laposata|
For courses in introductory environmental science. Help Students Connect Current Environmental Issues to the Science Behind Them Environment: The Science behind the Stories is a best seller for the introductory environmental science course known for its student-friendly narrative style, its integration of real stories and case studies, and its presentation of the latest science and research. The 6th Edition features new opportunities to help students see connections between integrated case studies and the science in each chapter, and provides them with opportunities to apply the scientific process to environmental concerns. Also available with Mastering Environmental Science Mastering(tm) Environmental Science is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment system designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials 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 tough course concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering(tm) Environmental Science does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Environmental Science, 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 Environmental Science, search for: 0134145933 / 9780134145938 Environment: The Science behind the Stories Plus Mastering Environmental Science with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134204883 / 9780134204888 Environment: The Science behind the Stories 0134510194 / 9780134510194 Mastering Environmental Science with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Environment: The Science behind the Stories Environment: The Science behind the Stories , 6th 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.
|Author||: Jay H. Withgott,Matthew Laposata|
"With this volume, we aim to meet the needs of instructors who favor a more succinct and afford-able book. We have distilled the most essential content from our full-length book, Environment: The Science behind the Stories, now in its sixth edition. We have streamlined our material, updated our coverage, and carefully crafted our writing to make Essential Environment every bit as readable, informative, and engaging as its parent volume" --
|Author||: Jay H. Withgott,Matthew Laposata|
Environment: The Science behind the Stories (subscription) 5/e, continues to revolutionize the environmental science course with integrated central case studies and real-life stories that provide you with a tangible and engaging framework for understanding science. The newly revised Fifth Edition offers a highly effective integration between text and media to emphasize scientific literacy and data analysis skills and encourages you to think critically about environmental issues.
|Author||: Jay Withgott,Matthew Laposata|
|Editor||: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company|
Essential Environment: The Science behind the Stories, Fourth Edition engages students with integrated central case studies that provide students with a tangible framework for understanding science in a brief 18-chapter book. Jay Withgott and new co-author Matt Laposata present the latest coverage of environmental science and introduce new FAQ sections to address common student misconceptions. Note: This is the standalone book if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below: 0321752546 / 9780321752543 Essential Environment: The Science behind the Stories Plus MasteringEnvironmentalScience with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0321752902 / 9780321752901 Essential Environment: The Science behind the Stories 0321754077 / 9780321754073 MasteringEnvironmentalScience with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card -- Essential Environment: The Science behind the Stories (ME component)
|Author||: Simon Watts|
Essential Environmental Science brings together within a single volume the vast range of techniques, methods and basic tools necessary for the study of the environment. Environmental science has a massive area of operation, utilising the tools from a plethora of traditional sciences and social sciences. This practical manual draws on contributions from leading experts in each field, to present both general and specific environmental methods and techniques within a unique interdisciplinary environmental perspective. Essential Environmental Science offers an invaluable reference source for environmental study in both the laboratory and in the field.
|Author||: Herman E Daly|
This book gives an overview of the problem of providing economics with a biophysical foundation, explains the importance of energy in economic valuation and aims to develop novel ways of evaluating the physical constraints of our planet and the services provided by the natural environment.
|Author||: Robert H. Friis|
|Editor||: Jones & Bartlett Publishers|
As the first title in the Essential Public Health series, Essentials of Environmental Health is a clear and comprehensive study of the major topics of environmental health, including: background of the field and “tools of the trade” (environmental epidemiology, environmental toxicology, and environmental policy and regulation); environmental diseases (microbial agents, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation); and applications and domains of environmental health (water and air quality, food safety, waste disposal, and occupational health). Perfect for the beginning student as well as the experienced health professional, each chapter concludes with study questions and exercises to engage the reader in further study. The forthcoming companion website for this edition will provide additional resources and learning aids, including PowerPoints, an instructor's manual, test questions, and flashcards.
|Author||: Jay H. Withgott,Scott R. Brennan|
Environment: The Science behind the Stories continues to revolutionize the environmental science course. Integrated central case studies and real-life stories provide students with a tangible and engaging framework for understanding science. Printed on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper, the newly revised Fourth Edition engages students with new EnvisionIt photo essays and helps students come to class prepared."
|Author||: Jay Withgott,Scott R. Brennan|
|Editor||: Prentice Hall|
KEY BENEFIT: The first edition of Environment: The Science behind the Stories made the biggest splash of any new entry in environmental science over the past thirty years. The newly revised Third Edition retains all the popular features of this landmark first edition–including its integrated central case study approach, and focus on current data and critical thinking–while new instructor resources make it easier than ever to give dynamic lectures. Foundations of Environmental Science: An Introduction to Environmental Science, Environmental Ethics and Economics: Values and Choices, Environmental Policy: Decision-Making and Problem-Solving, From Chemistry to Energy to Life, Evolution, Biodiversity, and Population Ecology, Species Interactions and Community Ecology , Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology. Environmental Issues and the Search For Solutions: Human Population Growth, Agriculture, Soils, and Soil Conservation, Agriculture, Biotechnology, and the Future of Food, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Resource Management, Forestry, Land Use, and Protected Areas, Urbanization and Creating Livable Cities, Toxicology and Environmental Health, Freshwater Resources: Natural Systems, Human Impact, and Conservation, Marine Resources: Natural Systems, Human Impact, and Conservation, Atmospheric Science and Air Pollution, Global Climate Change, Fossil Fuels: Energy and Impacts, Conventional Energy Alternatives: Hydropower, Biomass, and Nuclear Energy, New Renewable Energy Alternatives, Waste Management, Sustainable Solutions. For all readers interested in environmental science and its issues.
|Author||: S.P. Misra,S.N. Panday|
|Editor||: CRC Press|
"In the recent years International conferences held world over, on Global Environmental Issues have unanimously resolved for creating mass awareness about environmental problems. As a result, many Governments have introduced this as an essential part of the curriculum at both school and undergraduate level. The curriculum aims to discuss the discipline, its issues and problems and the remedial measures there of. This textbook has thus been designed to provide comprehensive, relevant and up-to-date information in simple and lucid form, enriched with authoritative illustrations and case studies. The book will be immensely useful to all categories undergraduate students, including those with inadequate bioscience background. This will also be beneficial to students appearing for competitive examinations."--BOOK JACKET.
|Author||: Scott R. Brennan,Jay Withgott|
|Editor||: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company|
Environment: The Science Behind the Stories, Brief Versionis an introductory textbook that uses case studies and real data to demonstrate the role of science in solving pressing environmental problems. Dynamic central case studies are integrated throughout each chapter, capturing readers'attention and providing them with a contextual framework on which to build their understanding of concepts in environmental science. Science Behind the Story boxes explain how scientists know what they know about environmental problems, while opposing viewpoints on contentious environmental issues allow readers to hear both sides of the story. With only 14 chapters, the book \f1\b \f0\b0 avoids the encyclopedic approach of other textbooks on the market and instead offers only the essential concepts, theories, and principles of environmental science. In particular, the authors have condensed the material on environmental policy, agriculture, atmosphere, and water, providing the reader with the essential material they need in a more concise, affordable format.An Introduction to Environmental Science, Environmental Economics and Policy, Chemistry, Energy, and Environmental Systems, Ecology and Evolution, Human Population Growth, Soils and Agriculture, Toxicology and Environmental Health, Atmospheric Science, Air Pollution, and Climate Change, Marine and Freshwater Resources, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Land Use, Forest Management, and Creating Livable Cities, Nonrenewable Energy Sources and Their Environmental Impacts, Renewable Energy Sources, Waste Management.For all readers interested in using case studies and real data to demonstrate the role of science in solving pressing environmental problems.}
|Author||: Joe M. Schriver,Ananda Newmark|
"This text begins with a presentation of the basic purposes and foundations of social work and social work education and their relationship to Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE). Next, a conceptual framework for thinking about both traditional and alternative ways in which knowledge about human behavior and the social environment is created and valued is outlined. The book then uses the notions of traditional and alternative paradigms to organize and present a variety of theories, perspectives, and practice models relevant to HBSE"--
|Author||: Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins|
What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards—local or Common Core State Standards—in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging—for both teachers and students—and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community—students, teachers, and administrators—benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.
|Author||: Niall Richard Murphy,Betsy Beyer,Chris Jones,Jennifer Petoff|
|Editor||: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."|
The overwhelming majority of a software system’s lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large-scale computing systems? In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google’s Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You’ll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient—lessons directly applicable to your organization. This book is divided into four sections: Introduction—Learn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practices Principles—Examine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE) Practices—Understand the theory and practice of an SRE’s day-to-day work: building and operating large distributed computing systems Management—Explore Google's best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use
|Author||: Edward A. Keller,Daniel B. Botkin|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated|
Essential Environmental Science provides a non-quantitative approach that is based on principles, critical thinking and the big questions that are driving the field today. It offers a condensed look at the field, covering topics in way that will help readers answer the "big questions." It eliminates more detailed or advanced topics to make the material more accessible while also placing the focus on today's important issues.
|Author||: Paul Robbins,John Hintz,Sarah A. Moore|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Substantially updated for the second edition, this engaging and innovative introduction to the environment and society uses key theoretical approaches to explore familiar objects. Features substantial revisions and updates for the second edition, including new chapters on E waste, mosquitoes and uranium, improved maps and graphics, new exercises, shorter theory chapters, and refocused sections on environmental solutions Discusses topics such as population and scarcity, commodities, environmental ethics, risks and hazards, and political economy and applies them to objects like bottled water, tuna, and trees Accessible for students, and accompanied by in-book and online resources including exercises and boxed discussions, an online test bank, notes, suggested reading, and website links for enhanced understanding Offers additional online support for instructors, including suggested teaching models, PowerPoint slides for each chapter with full-color graphics, and supplementary images and teaching material
|Author||: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries|
|Editor||: National Academies Press|
The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest. Although life expectancy and survival rates in the United States have improved dramatically over the past century, Americans live shorter lives and experience more injuries and illnesses than people in other high-income countries. The U.S. health disadvantage cannot be attributed solely to the adverse health status of racial or ethnic minorities or poor people: even highly advantaged Americans are in worse health than their counterparts in other, "peer" countries. In light of the new and growing evidence about the U.S. health disadvantage, the National Institutes of Health asked the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene a panel of experts to study the issue. The Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries examined whether the U.S. health disadvantage exists across the life span, considered potential explanations, and assessed the larger implications of the findings. U.S. Health in International Perspective presents detailed evidence on the issue, explores the possible explanations for the shorter and less healthy lives of Americans than those of people in comparable countries, and recommends actions by both government and nongovernment agencies and organizations to address the U.S. health disadvantage.
|Author||: John Marburger|
|Editor||: Cambridge University Press|
Questions of the fundamental nature of matter continue to inspire and engage our imagination. However, the exciting new concepts of strings, supersymmetry and exotic matter build on ideas that are well known to physicists but mysterious and puzzling to people outside of these research fields. Covering key conceptual developments from the last century, this book provides a background to the bold ideas and challenges faced by physicists today. Quantum theory and the Standard Model of particles are explained with minimal mathematics, and advanced topics, such as gauge theory and quantum field theory, are put into context. With concise, lucid explanations, this book is an essential guide to the world of particle physics.
|Author||: William Hughes|
|Editor||: CRC Press|
This introductory text addresses the principles and mechanisms of toxicology as applied to environmentally-encountered toxic agents. Each chapter concludes with review questions that may be used for student self-testing and topics covered include dose response, hazards and risk assessment, determination of toxicity, pesticides, metals, plastics, organic solvents, environmental carcinogens, teratogens and mutagens.