Earth Science

Earth Science
Author: Edward J. Tarbuck,Frederick K. Lutgens,Dennis Tasa
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780321688507
ISBN 13: 0321688503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth Science Book Review:

Ideal for undergraduates with little or no science background, Earth Science is a student-friendly overview of our physical environment that offers balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. The authors focus on readability, with clear, example-driven explanations of concepts and events. The Thirteenth Edition incorporates a new active learning approach, a fully updated visual program, and is available for the first time with MasteringGeology--the most complete, easy-to-use, engaging tutorial and assessment tool available, and also entirely new to the Earth science course.

Earth Science

Earth Science
Author: Edward J. Tarbuck,Frederick K. Lutgens
Publsiher: PEARSON
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780321709967
ISBN 13: 0321709969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth Science Book Review:

Ideal for undergraduates with little or no science background,Earth Science is a student-friendly overview of our physical environment that offers balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. The authors focus on readability, with clear, example-driven explanations of concepts and events. The Thirteenth Edition incorporates a new active learning approach, a fully updated visual program, and is available for the first time with MasteringGeology the most complete, easy-to-use, engaging tutorial and assessment tool available, and also entirely new to the Earth science course.

Earth Science

Earth Science
Author: Edward J. Tarbuck
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 794
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9781292034102
ISBN 13: 1292034106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Foundations of Earth Science

Foundations of Earth Science
Author: Frederick K. Lutgens,Edward J. Tarbuck
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822031309081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Earth Science Book Review:

The truth of the serial murders in Hinamizawa is revealed at last in the final arc of the bestselling series! When her parents are killed in a terrible train accident, a young Miyo Takano is sent to live at an orphanage deep in the mountains. Little does she know that her parents' deaths are just the beginning of her hell; the institution is run by a group of greedy, cruel men who care nothing for the grief-stricken girl. Subjected to abuses beyond imagining, Miyo and her roommates plan to escape, despite rumors of the terrible punishments that befell past runaways...

Foundations of the Earth

Foundations of the Earth
Author: H.H. Shugart
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 0231537697
ISBN 13: 9780231537698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of the Earth Book Review:

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?" God asks Job in the "Whirlwind Speech," but Job cannot reply. This passage—which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a "green" creation myth—drives renowned ecologist H. H. Shugart's extraordinary investigation, in which he uses verses from God's speech to Job to explore the planetary system, animal domestication, sea-level rise, evolution, biodiversity, weather phenomena, and climate change. Shugart calls attention to the rich resonance between the Earth's natural history and the workings of religious feeling, the wisdom of biblical scripture, and the arguments of Bible ethicists. The divine questions that frame his study are quintessentially religious, and the global changes humans have wrought on the Earth operate not only in the physical, chemical, and biological spheres but also in the spiritual realm. Shugart offers a universal framework for recognizing and confronting the global challenges humans now face: the relationship between human technology and large-scale environmental degradation, the effect of invasive species on the integrity of ecosystems, the role of humans in generating wide biotic extinctions, and the future of our oceans and tides.

Foundations of Earth Science

Foundations of Earth Science
Author: Frederick K. Lutgens,Edward J. Tarbuck
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105124069944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Earth Science Book Review:

For introductory courses in Earth Science. The brief, paperback version of the best-selling Earth Science is designed for introductory courses in earth science. This highly visual, non- technical survey emphasizes broad, up-to-date coverage of basic topics and principles in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The text's flexible design lends itself to the diversity of Earth science courses in both content and approach. As in previous editions, the main focus is to foster student understanding of basic earth science principles.

Foundations of Earth Science Books a la Carte Edition

Foundations of Earth Science  Books a la Carte Edition
Author: Frederick K. Lutgens,Edward J. Tarbuck,Dennis Tasa
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN 10: 9780321812148
ISBN 13: 032181214X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Earth Science Books a la Carte Edition Book Review:

Books a la Carte are unbound, three-hole-punch versions of the textbook. This lower cost option is easy to transport and comes with same access code or media that would be packaged with the bound book. Enhanced for today's students, the bestselling Foundations of Earth Science returns in a new edition with a bold new look, new contributor Callan Bentley, and a highly anticipated learning path that facilitates active learning. This brief, paperback version of the best-selling Earth Science by Lutgens and Tarbuck is designed for introductory courses in Earth science. It maintains its highly visual, non-technical survey and broad, up-to-date coverage of basic topics and principles in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy to foster student understanding of foundational Earth science principles. Note: This is the standalone book, if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below; 0321812468 / 9780321812469 Foundations of Earth Science, Books a la Carte Plus MasteringGeology with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 032181214X / 9780321812148 Foundations of Earth Science, Books a la Carte Edition 0321812441 / 9780321812445 MasteringGeology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Foundations of Earth Science

Thermodynamic Foundations of the Earth System

Thermodynamic Foundations of the Earth System
Author: Axel Kleidon
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2016-02-29
ISBN 10: 1107029945
ISBN 13: 9781107029941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermodynamic Foundations of the Earth System Book Review:

An accessible book for graduate students and researchers that describes how the laws of thermodynamics apply to Earth system processes.

From Mineralogy to Geology

From Mineralogy to Geology
Author: Rachel Laudan
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1987-07-06
ISBN 10: 9780226469508
ISBN 13: 0226469506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Mineralogy to Geology Book Review:

"A fine treatment of this critical time in geology's history. Although it goes against our standard histories of the field, Laudan defends her views convincingly. Her style is direct, with carefully reasoned personal opinions and interpretations clearly defined."—Jere H. Lipps, The Scientist

EdPsych Modules

EdPsych Modules
Author: Cheryl Cisero Durwin,Marla Reese-Weber
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN 10: 150631077X
ISBN 13: 9781506310770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EdPsych Modules Book Review:

Now with SAGE Publications, Cheryl Cisero Durwin and Marla Reese-Weber’s EdPsych Modules uses an innovative implementation of case studies and a modular format to address the challenge of effectively connecting theory and research to practice. Each module is a succinct, stand-alone topic that represents every subject found in traditional chapter texts and can be used in any order for maximum flexibility in organizing your course. Each of the book’s eight units of modules begins with a set of four case studies–early childhood, elementary, middle school, and secondary–and ends with “Assess” and “Reflect and Evaluate” questions and activities to encourage comprehension and application of the research and theories presented. The case approach and the extensive pedagogy that support it allows students to constantly see the applications of the theories and research that they are studying in the text.

Statistical Foundations of Data Science

Statistical Foundations of Data Science
Author: Jianqing Fan,Runze Li,Cun-Hui Zhang,Hui Zou
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2020-09-21
ISBN 10: 1466510854
ISBN 13: 9781466510852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistical Foundations of Data Science Book Review:

Statistical Foundations of Data Science gives a thorough introduction to commonly used statistical models, contemporary statistical machine learning techniques and algorithms, along with their mathematical insights and statistical theories. It aims to serve as a graduate-level textbook and a research monograph on high-dimensional statistics, sparsity and covariance learning, machine learning, and statistical inference. It includes ample exercises that involve both theoretical studies as well as empirical applications. The book begins with an introduction to the stylized features of big data and their impacts on statistical analysis. It then introduces multiple linear regression and expands the techniques of model building via nonparametric regression and kernel tricks. It provides a comprehensive account on sparsity explorations and model selections for multiple regression, generalized linear models, quantile regression, robust regression, hazards regression, among others. High-dimensional inference is also thoroughly addressed and so is feature screening. The book also provides a comprehensive account on high-dimensional covariance estimation, learning latent factors and hidden structures, as well as their applications to statistical estimation, inference, prediction and machine learning problems. It also introduces thoroughly statistical machine learning theory and methods for classification, clustering, and prediction. These include CART, random forests, boosting, support vector machines, clustering algorithms, sparse PCA, and deep learning.

Modeling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences

Modeling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences
Author: Jef Caers
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2011-05-25
ISBN 10: 1119998719
ISBN 13: 9781119998716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modeling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences Book Review:

Modeling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences highlights the various issues, techniques and practical modeling tools available for modeling the uncertainty of complex Earth systems and the impact that it has on practical situations. The aim of the book is to provide an introductory overview which covers a broad range of tried-and-tested tools. Descriptions of concepts, philosophies, challenges, methodologies and workflows give the reader an understanding of the best way to make decisions under uncertainty for Earth Science problems. The book covers key issues such as: Spatial and time aspect; large complexity and dimensionality; computation power; costs of 'engineering' the Earth; uncertainty in the modeling and decision process. Focusing on reliable and practical methods this book provides an invaluable primer for the complex area of decision making with uncertainty in the Earth Sciences.

Half Earth Our Planet s Fight for Life

Half Earth  Our Planet s Fight for Life
Author: Edward O. Wilson
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-03-07
ISBN 10: 1631490834
ISBN 13: 9781631490835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Half Earth Our Planet s Fight for Life Book Review:

"An audacious and concrete proposal…Half-Earth completes the 86-year-old Wilson’s valedictory trilogy on the human animal and our place on the planet." —Jedediah Purdy, New Republic In his most urgent book to date, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and world-renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson states that in order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet. In this "visionary blueprint for saving the planet" (Stephen Greenblatt), Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature. Identifying actual regions of the planet that can still be reclaimed—such as the California redwood forest, the Amazon River basin, and grasslands of the Serengeti, among others—Wilson puts aside the prevailing pessimism of our times and "speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all" (Oliver Sacks).

Foundations of Geophysical Electromagnetic Theory and Methods

Foundations of Geophysical Electromagnetic Theory and Methods
Author: Michael S. Zhdanov
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2017-10-27
ISBN 10: 0444638911
ISBN 13: 9780444638915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Geophysical Electromagnetic Theory and Methods Book Review:

Foundations of Geophysical Electromagnetic Theory and Methods, Second Edition, builds on the strength of the first edition to offer a systematic exposition of geophysical electromagnetic theory and methods. This new edition highlights progress made over the last decade, with a special focus on recent advances in marine and airborne electromagnetic methods. Also included are recent case histories on practical applications in tectonic studies, mineral exploration, environmental studies and off-shore hydrocarbon exploration. The book is ideal for geoscientists working in all areas of geophysics, including exploration geophysics and applied physics, as well as graduate students and researchers working in the field of electromagnetic theory and methods. Presents theoretical and methodological foundations of geophysical field theory Synthesizes fundamental theory and the most recent achievements of electromagnetic (EM) geophysical methods in the framework of a unified systematic exposition Offers a unique breadth and completeness in providing a general picture of the current state-of-the-art in EM geophysical technology Discusses practical aspects of EM exploration for mineral and energy resources

Modern Global Seismology

Modern Global Seismology
Author: Thorne Lay,Terry C. Wallace
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 521
Release: 1995-05-18
ISBN 10: 9780080536712
ISBN 13: 0080536719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Global Seismology Book Review:

Intended as an introduction to the field, Modern Global Seismology is a complete, self-contained primer on seismology. It features extensive coverage of all related aspects, from observational data through prediction, emphasizing the fundamental theories and physics governing seismic waves--both natural and anthropogenic. Based on thoroughly class-tested material, the text provides a unique perspective on the earths large-scale internal structure and dynamic processes, particularly earthquake sources, and on the application of theory to the dynamic processes of the earths upper skin. Authored by two experts in the field of geophysics. this insightful text is designed for the first-year graduate course in seismology. Exploration seismologists will also find it an invaluable resource on topics such as elastic-wave propagation, seismicinstrumentation, and seismogram analysis useful in interpreting their high-resolution images of structure for oil and mineral resource exploration. More than 400 illustrations, many from recent research articles, help readers visualize mathematical relationships 49 Boxed Features explain advanced topics Provides readers with the most in-depth presentation of earthquake physics available Contains incisive treatments of seismic waves, waveform evaluation and modeling, and seismotectonics Provides quantitative treatment of earthquake source mechanics Contains numerous examples of modern broadband seismic recordings Fully covers current seismic instruments and networks Demonstrates modern waveform inversion methods Includes extensive references for further reading

Action Science

Action Science
Author: Wolfgang Prinz,Miriam Beisert,Arvid Herwig
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN 10: 0262312980
ISBN 13: 9780262312981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Action Science Book Review:

An overview of today's diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to action and the relationship of action and cognition. The emerging field of action science is characterized by a diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches that share the basic functional belief that evolution has optimized cognitive systems to serve the demands of action. This book brings together the constitutive approaches of action science in a single source, covering the relation of action to such cognitive functions as perception, attention, memory, and volition. Each chapter offers a tutorial-like description of a major line of inquiry, written by a leading scientist in the field. Taken together, the chapters reflect a dynamic and rapidly growing field and provide a forum for comparison and possible integration of approaches. After discussing core questions about how actions are controlled and learned, the book considers ecological approaches to action science; neurocogntive approaches to action understanding and attention; developmental approaches to action science; social actions, including imitation and joint action; and the relationships between action and the conceptual system (grounded cognition) and between volition and action. An emerging discipline depends on a rich and multifaceted supply of theoretical and methodological approaches. The diversity of perspectives offered in this book will serve as a guide for future explorations in action science. Contributors Lawrence W. Barsalou, Miriam Beisert, Valerian Chambon, Thomas Goschke, Patrick Haggard, Arvid Herwig, Herbert Heuer, Cecilia Heyes, Bernhard Hommel, Glyn W. Humphreys, Richard B. Ivry, Markus Kiefer, Günther Knoblich, Sally A. Linkenauger, Janeen D. Loehr, Peter J. Marshall, Andrew N. Meltzoff, Wolfgang Prinz, Dennis R. Proffitt, Giacomo Rizzolatti, David A. Rosenbaum, Natalie Sebanz, Corrado Sinigaglia, Sandra Sülzenbrück, Jordan A. Taylor, Michael T. Turvey, Claes von Hofsten, Rebecca A. Williamson

Fundamentals of Geobiology

Fundamentals of Geobiology
Author: Andrew H. Knoll,Don E. Canfield,Kurt O. Konhauser
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-03-30
ISBN 10: 1118280881
ISBN 13: 9781118280881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Geobiology Book Review:

2012 PROSE Award, Earth Science: Honorable Mention For more than fifty years scientists have been concerned with theinterrelationships of Earth and life. Over the past decade,however, geobiology, the name given to this interdisciplinaryendeavour, has emerged as an exciting and rapidly expanding field,fuelled by advances in molecular phylogeny, a new microbial ecologymade possible by the molecular revolution, increasinglysophisticated new techniques for imaging and determining chemicalcompositions of solids on nanometer scales, the development ofnon-traditional stable isotope analyses, Earth systems science andEarth system history, and accelerating exploration of other planetswithin and beyond our solar system. Geobiology has many faces: there is the microbial weathering ofminerals, bacterial and skeletal biomineralization, the roles ofautotrophic and heterotrophic metabolisms in elemental cycling, theredox history in the oceans and its relationship to evolution andthe origin of life itself.. This book is the first to set out a coherent set of principlesthat underpin geobiology, and will act as a foundational text thatwill speed the dissemination of those principles. The chapters havebeen carefully chosen to provide intellectually rich but concisesummaries of key topics, and each has been written by one or moreof the leading scientists in that field.. Fundamentals of Geobiology is aimed at advancedundergraduates and graduates in the Earth and biological sciences,and to the growing number of scientists worldwide who have aninterest in this burgeoning new discipline. Additional resources for this book can be found at: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/knoll/geobiology"http://www.wiley.com/go/knoll/geobiology/a.

God s Philosophers

God s Philosophers
Author: James Hannam
Publsiher: Icon Books Ltd
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-08-07
ISBN 10: 1848311583
ISBN 13: 9781848311589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God s Philosophers Book Review:

This is a powerful and a thrilling narrative history revealing the roots of modern science in the medieval world. The adjective 'medieval' has become a synonym for brutality and uncivilized behavior. Yet without the work of medieval scholars there could have been no Galileo, no Newton and no Scientific Revolution. In "God's Philosophers", James Hannam debunks many of the myths about the Middle Ages, showing that medieval people did not think the earth is flat, nor did Columbus 'prove' that it is a sphere; the Inquisition burnt nobody for their science nor was Copernicus afraid of persecution; no Pope tried to ban human dissection or the number zero. "God's Philosophers" is a celebration of the forgotten scientific achievements of the Middle Ages - advances which were often made thanks to, rather than in spite of, the influence of Christianity and Islam. Decisive progress was also made in technology: spectacles and the mechanical clock, for instance, were both invented in thirteenth-century Europe. Charting an epic journey through six centuries of history, "God's Philosophers" brings back to light the discoveries of neglected geniuses like John Buridan, Nicole Oresme and Thomas Bradwardine, as well as putting into context the contributions of more familiar figures like Roger Bacon, William of Ockham and Saint Thomas Aquinas.

Atmospheres

Atmospheres
Author: Richard M. Goody,James Callan Gray Walker
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1972
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015000464068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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CliffsQuickReview Earth Science

CliffsQuickReview Earth Science
Author: Scott Ryan
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-08-17
ISBN 10: 0544184947
ISBN 13: 9780544184947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CliffsQuickReview Earth Science Book Review:

Your effective tutorial for mastering Earth Science Why CliffsQuickReview Guides? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need—fast! Written by teachers and educational specialists About the contents: The Earth's Structure * Earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes * Oceans and features of the ocean floor * Earth's layers * Plate tectonics, hot spots and pole * Landscape formationreversal patterns * Rocks and minerals; rock and fossil dating Climate * Atmosphere, storms, and forecasting * Water and climate * Insolation and the seasons * Weathering and agents of erosion Environmental Concerns * Conservation * Pollution Space * Comets, asteroids, and meteoroids * Motions of the earth, moon, and sun * Kepler's laws of planetary motion * Origin of the universe Review and Resources * Chapter-end quizzes * Comprehensive end-of-book quiz * Glossary of key terms * Appendix of topic-related resources and websites We take great notes—and make learning a snap