All the sciences are interrelated, as our 3-panel (6-page) guide will reinforce by showing the relationship between human beings, the environment and planet Earth. With its overview of Earth's history to the study of ecosystems, sustainability, pollution and climate change, our information-packed guide is sure to appeal equally to science students and environmentalists. Vivid graphics and diagrams illustrate the concepts explained throughout the text.
Author: Eric Hines, Bar Charts, Inc
This colorful illustrated guide covers the basics of geology, meteorology, oceanography and astronomy to give the student of Earth sciences a thorough overview of the basics of each.
Author: Barcharts, Inc.
What is the surface temperature of Mercury? How many known satellites does Neptune have? What is the Kuiper Belt? Are there other dwarf planets besides Pluto? Answers to these and other questions about our solar system can be found in this jam-packed 2-panel (4-page) guide. Comprehensive, up-to-date facts--as well as full-color illustrations--about planets and other solar system objects are featured in our easy-to-use format.
The Good Earth
Author: David McConnell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
The Good Earth is the product of collaboration between the content rigor provided by Earth Science specialists (McConnell, Steer) and the results of research on learning. The Good Earth has been explicitly designed to be compatible with inquiry-based, active learning in the college classroom. The structural elements of this text will allow the instructor to incorporate these student-centered teaching methods into their Earth Science course. The authors have tested the book’s content and pedagogy in large Earth Science classes for non-majors that are populated with mostly freshmen. Their experiences show that the materials and methods in The Good Earth can improve students’ learning, increase daily attendance, reduce attrition, and increase students’ enthusiasm in comparison with classes taught following a traditional lecture format. The authors have chosen to emphasize three scientific themes throughout the text: i) scientific literacy; ii) Earth Science and the human experience; and, iii) the science of global change. The discussion of scientific methods is woven into the text throughout. They have included numerous examples of human interaction with the Earth that can serve as entry points for students to appreciate the nature of science. Global change is a theme that is evident in much current Earth Science research so our authors have used global change as a content theme throughout the book.
Earth Science Made Simple
Author: Edward F. Albin, Ph.D.
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
We see it every day, yet we understand so little about Earth. From minerals to meteorites, this book covers every aspect of the science of our world. It breaks this complex discipline into four major sections: geology, oceanography, meteorology, and planetary science, and it gives an overview of the processes of each. Complete with interactive experiments and a glossary, this book makes the study of our planet—and other planets— easier than ever. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The easy way to score high in Environmental Science Environmental science is a fascinating subject, but some students have a hard time grasping the interrelationships of the natural world and the role that humans play within the environment. Presented in a straightforward format, Environmental Science For Dummies gives you plain-English, easy-to-understand explanations of the concepts and material you'll encounter in your introductory-level course. Here, you get discussions of the earth's natural resources and the problems that arise when resources like air, water, and soil are contaminated by manmade pollutants. Sustainability is also examined, including the latest advancements in recycling and energy production technology. Environmental Science For Dummies is the most accessible book on the market for anyone who needs to get a handle on the topic, whether you're looking to supplement classroom learning or simply interested in learning more about our environment and the problems we face. Presents straightforward information on complex concepts Tracks to a typical introductory level Environmental Science course Serves as an excellent supplement to classroom learning If you're enrolled in an introductory Environmental Science course or studying for the AP Environmental Science exam, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered.
Covers introductory physical science and the basics of physics and chemistry. Concise, easy-to-understand explanations are reinforced by colorful illustrations/diagrams and straightforward tables.
Author: Samuel N. Namowitz, Nancy E. Spaulding, D.C. Heath and Company
Painless Earth Science
Author: Edward J. Denecke
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. Perfect for supporting state standards, these books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring, and may need a little extra help. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. This title describes the exciting revolution in our understanding of Earth's processes and changes, focusing on movement of tectonic plates, earthquakes, volcanoes, and much more.
Author: Barcharts, Inc.
What physical and cultural features make up the world we inhabit? The answer to this question can easily be found in our newest 6 page study guide, which serves as a handy reference tool for students and teachers alike. The guide's easy-to-use format includes comprehensive definitions and examples of various geographical terms related to Earth; full-color illustrations help illustrate important points for extra clarity.
Author: Eric Hines
A comprehensive guide to the known universe. Great reference for classes, including earth science and physical science as well as astronomy. Also great for those curious about the solar system and the universe beyond.
Author: Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, Dennis G. Tasa
For introductory courses in earth science. Use dynamic media to bring Earth Science to life Earth Science answers the need for a straightforward text that excites readers about the world around them. Perfect for individuals with little-to-no background in science, the text covers geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy clearly and without technical jargon. Tarbuck, Lutgens, and Tasa are praised for their uncomplicated writing, dynamic media that help visualize physical processes, stunning art program that brings the “wow” factor, and valuable activities in Mastering Geology that provide activity-based learning to solidify readers’ understanding. The 15th Edition incorporates the latest data and applications from Earth Science, new data analysis activities, and an updated dynamic mobile media and Mastering Geology program. Also available with Mastering Geology By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, Mastering personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult Earth Science concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Geology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geology, ask your instructor to confirm 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 Geology search for: 013460993X / 9780134609935 Earth Science Plus Mastering Geology with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 013454353X / 9780134543536 Earth Science 013460993X / 9780134609935 Mastering Geology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Earth Science
The Geology Book
Author: Dr. John D. Morris
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Rocks firmly anchored to the ground and rocks floating through space fascinate us. Jewelry, houses, and roads are just some of the ways we use what has been made from geologic processes to advance civilization. Whether scrambling over a rocky beach, or gazing at spectacular meteor showers, we can't get enough of geology! The Geology Bookwill teach you: What really carved the Grand Canyon. How thick the Earth's crust is. The varied features of the Earth's surface - from plains to peaks. How sedimentary deposition occurs through water, wind, and ice. Effects of erosion. Ways in which sediments become sedimentary rock. Fossilization and the age of the dinosaurs. The powerful effects of volcanic activity. Continental drift theory. Radioisotope and carbon dating. Geologic processes of the past. Our planet is a most suitable home. Its practical benefits are also enhanced by the sheer beauty of rolling hills, solitary plains, churning seas and rivers, and majestic mountains - all set in place by processes that are relevant to today's entire population of this spinning rock we call home.
Science Fundamentals 2
Author: BarCharts Inc., Staff, Barcharts, Inc.
Covers a deeper explanation of life science as it pertains to the biology of the human body. Concise, easy-to-understand explanations are reinforced by colorful illustrations/diagrams and straightforward tables. Topics include genetics and DNA, as well as these human body systems: * Circulatory * Digestive * Endocrine * Immune & Lymphatic * Integumentary * Muscular * Nervous * Reproductive * Respiratory * Skeletal * Urinary