High School Environmental Science 2011 Student Edition (Hardcover) Grade11

Author: Jay Withgott,Pearson Education

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133724752

Category: Education

Page: 618

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"Your World, Your Turn" is not just a subtitle, it's a philosophy. Jay Withgott wants students to feel empowered, to feel that their actions can make a difference -- from measuring their own ecological footprint to understanding the impact of society upon the environment. - Back cover.

Environmental Science For Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111823961X

Category: Science

Page: 384

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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.

Environmental Science for Environmental Management

Author: Timothy O'Riordan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131788034X

Category: Science

Page: 538

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Environmental Science for Environmental Management has quickly established itself as the leading introduction to environmental science, demonstrating how a more environmental science can create an effective approach to environmental management on different spatial scales. Since publication of the first edition, environmentalism has become an increasing concern on the global political agenda. Following the Rio Conference and meetings on population, social justice, women, urban settlement and oceans, civil society has increasingly promoted the cause of a more radical agenda, ranging from rights to know, fair trade, social empowerment, social justice and civil rights for the oppressed, as well as novel forms of accounting and auditing. This new edition is set in the context of a changing environmentalism and a challenged science. It builds on the popularity and applicability of the first edition and has been fully revised and updated by the existing writing team from the internationally renowned School of Environmental Science at the University of East Anglia. Environmental Science for Environmental Management is an essential text for for undergraduate students of environmental science, environmental management, planning and geography. It is invaluable supplementary reading for environmental biology and environmental chemistry courses, as well as for engineering, economics and business studies.

Preparing for Peak Oil in South Africa

An Integrated Case Study

Author: Jeremy J. Wakeford

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461495180

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 123

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Oil is the lifeblood of modern industrial economies. Petroleum powers virtually all motorized transport, which in turn enables most economic activities and provides mobility for citizens. But oil is a finite resource that is steadily depleting. In the past decade, the phenomenon of global peak oil – the fact that annual world oil production must at some point reach a maximum and then decline – has emerged as one of the twenty-first century’s greatest challenges. South Africa imports over two-thirds of its petroleum fuels, and history has shown that oil price shocks generally translate into a weakening currency, rising consumer prices, increasing joblessness and a slow-down in economic activity. This book examines the implications of peak oil for socioeconomic welfare in South Africa and proposes a wide range of strategies and policies for mitigating and adapting to the likely impacts. It contains a wealth of data in tables and figures that illustrate South Africa’s oil dependencies and vulnerabilities to oil shocks. The material is presented from a systems perspective and is organized in key thematic areas including energy, transport, agriculture, macro-economy and society. The study highlights the risks, uncertainties and difficult choices South Africa faces if it is to tackle its oil addiction, and thereby serves as an example for researchers, planners and policy-makers in the developing world who will sooner or later confront similar challenges. This case study brings a fresh southern perspective to an issue of global importance, and shows how the era of flattening and then declining global oil supplies may be a pivotal period in which either the project of industrialization progressively runs out of steam, or societies are able to undertake a proactive transition to a more sustainable future.

The Skeptical Environmentalist

Measuring the Real State of the World

Author: Bjørn Lomborg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113964369X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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The Skeptical Environmentalist challenges widely held beliefs that the environmental situation is getting worse and worse. The author, himself a former member of Greenpeace, is critical of the way in which many environmental organisations make selective and misleading use of the scientific evidence. Using the best available statistical information from internationally recognised research institutes, Bjørn Lomborg systematically examines a range of major environmental problems that feature prominently in headline news across the world. His arguments are presented in non-technical, accessible language and are carefully backed up by over 2500 footnotes allowing readers to check sources for themselves. Concluding that there are more reasons for optimism than pessimism, Bjørn Lomborg stresses the need for clear-headed prioritisation of resources to tackle real, not imagined problems. The Skeptical Environmentalist offers readers a non-partisan stocktaking exercise that serves as a useful corrective to the more alarmist accounts favoured by campaign groups and the media.

Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, 9th Edition

Author: Daniel B. Botkin

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118801768

Category: Science

Page: 688

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Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, Ninth Edition emphasizes the scientific process and gives readers the structure to develop their critical thinking skills. Rather than explaining how environmental problems should be solved, the authors encourage students to think for themselves and gives them the tools to better analyze current environmental issues.

Environmental Science: Foundations and Applications

Author: Andrew Friedland,Rick Relyea,David Courard-Hauri

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429240296

Category: Science

Page: 650

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Watch a video clips and view sample chapters at www.whfreeman.com/friedlandpreview Created for non-majors courses in environmental science, environmental studies, and environmental biology, Environmental Science: Foundations and Applications emphasizes critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills. Students learn how to analyze graphs, measure environmental impact on various scales, and use simple calculations to understand key concepts.With a solid understanding of science fundamentals and how the scientific method is applied, students are able to evaluate information objectively and draw their own conclusions. The text equips students to interpret the wealth of data they will encounter as citizens, professionals, and consumers.

Environmental Science

Working with the Earth

Author: George Tyler Miller

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780495014751

Category: Science

Page: 500

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 11th Edition, boasts an unparalleled coverage of sustainability, basic science, and bias-free comparisons, within a flexible chapter organization and supported by the strongest media tools and illustration program available. New media to this edition includes: "How Would You Vote?" found at http: //biology.brookscole.com/miller11. This is an application of 68 provocative environmental issues covered in the text. Students investigate the issues in a structured manner, and then cast their votes on the Web where the results are tallied; Environmental ScienceNow, a learning tool that helps students assess their study needs through pretests, post-test, personalized learning plans and "How Do I Prepare," which aides students in basic math, chemistry and graphing review; and InfoTrac College Edition, a library of full text articles; PowerLecture for Miller's Environmental Science, 11th Edition. This one-stop PowerPoint Tool contains robust, preloaded PowerPoint lecture images organized by every chapter. PowerLecture contains: animations that bring key topics and concepts to life; a slide-sorting view for each chapter that lets you select, copy and paste slides into your PowerPoint lecture; the ability to select a piece of a figure and enlarge it; labels in text boxes that you can edit, remove, or present one label at a time; quick access to animations and videos--if a PowerPoint slide contains a green button, just click on it to show a related animation; Instructor's Manual and associated chapter outlines; and Test Bank--a complete electronic file of test items.

Study Skills for Geography, Earth and Environmental Science Students

Author: Pauline E Kneale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 144414961X

Category: Science

Page: 320

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There are moments in everyone's degree when you are expected to do something unfamiliar and daunting - present a seminar, go on a fieldtrip, create a wiki page, lead a lab team - and how to do it or what to expect is unclear. Studying at university requires a different approach from studying at school and this book explains this transition. Packed with practical hints, study tips, short cuts, real-life examples and careers advice, this book will prove invaluable throughout your geography, earth science or environmental science degree. Designed for all geography, earth science and environmental science students, this book provides guidance on: time management and effective research constructing essays and creating arguments giving presentations confidently undertaking fieldwork and laboratory work avoiding plagiarism and citing references correctly using e-technologies such as blogs and your university's VLE online assessment and peer feedback. This guide also explains the role of the academic and how it differs from that of a school teacher, and prepares you for the world of work by showing how the skills you learn at university today can be used in your career choice of tomorrow.

Environment

The Science Behind the Stories

Author: Jay H. Withgott,Matthew Laposata

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134204888

Category: Science

Page: 784

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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

Scientific American Environmental Science for a Changing World (Extended)

Author: Susan Karr,Anne Houtman,Jeneen InterlandI

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319054900

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The EXTENDED version of Environmental Science for a Changing World includes 7 chapters which are not included in the print book and standard VitalSouruce e-book (1)Mineral Resources, (2)Soil Resources and Grasslands, (3)Forests, (4)Marine Ecosystems, (5)Agriculture, (6)Fisheries and Aquaculture, and (7)Biofuels. Following real people and real science, Environmental Science for a Changing World provides a unique context for showing students how science works and how to think critically about environmental issues. Chapters dont merely include interesting storieseach chapter is an example of science journalism at its best, combining Scientific American-style writing, layout, and graphics to tell one compelling story that exemplifies important concepts and issues. This approach has proven so effective, that instructors using the book report a dramatic increase in the number of students who read the assignments and come to class ready to participate.

Earth Science

Author: Edward J. Tarbuck,Frederick K. Lutgens,Dennis G. Tasa

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134673948

Category: Science

Page: 766

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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 Life Cycle of a Wolf

Author: Bobbie Kalman,Amanda Bishop,Margaret Amy Reiach

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778706571

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Every fascinating stage in a wolf pup's development determines its future in the family pack. Children will be amazed by the different types of wolves, how they prepare for the birth of pups, a pup's introduction to the hunt, challenges to pack structure, and the dangers wolves face in the wild.

Introducing Meteorology

A Guide to Weather

Author: Jon Shonk

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press

ISBN: 1903544572

Category: Science

Page: 160

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In many parts of the world the weather forms a daily topic of conversation, In others it hardly changes from one week to the next. However, human life is governed by the weather which affects much of our activity, from farming to fishing and from shopping to holiday-making. Introducing Meteorology has been written to provide a succinct overview of the science of the weather for students and for interested amateurs wanting a topical guide to this complex science. The initial chapters describe the development of the science, the atmosphere and the forces which govern the weather. The author then discusses weather influences at global and local scales before describing the science of weather forecasting. Copiously illustrated, this book is intended for those whose interest in meteorology has been stimulated, perhaps by media coverage of dramatic weather events, and who want to know more. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and are explained in a glossary.

Power in a Warming World

The New Global Politics of Climate Change and the Remaking of Environmental Inequality

Author: David Ciplet,J. Timmons Roberts,Mizan R. Khan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262029618

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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An examination of shifting global power dynamics in climate change politics, and how this affects our ability to achieve equitable and sustainable climate outcomes.