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The Good Earth

The Good Earth Author David McConnell
ISBN-10 9780077418502
Release 2014-01-10
Pages 560
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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.



The Good Earth Introduction to Earth Science

The Good Earth  Introduction to Earth Science Author Catherine Knight
ISBN-10 0078022886
Release 2017-01-27
Pages 560
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The Good Earth is the product of collaboration between the content rigor provided by Earth Science specialists and the results of research on learning. The Good Earth has been explicitly designed to be compatible with active learning teaching strategies 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.



The Good Earth Introduction to Earth Science

The Good Earth  Introduction to Earth Science Author David McConnell
ISBN-10 0073524107
Release 2014-01-08
Pages 560
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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.



The Good Earth Introduction to Earth Science

The Good Earth  Introduction to Earth Science Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781619068308
Release 2016-09-26
Pages 88
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Facts101 is your complete guide to The Good Earth, Introduction to Earth Science. In this book, you will learn topics such as Near-Earth Objects, Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes and Other Mountains plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.



The Good Earth

The Good Earth Author McConnell
ISBN-10 1260083578
Release 2017-02-01
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The Good Earth has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Good Earth also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Good Earth book for free.



The Good Earth

The Good Earth Author Pearl S. Buck
ISBN-10 9780743272933
Release 2004-09-15
Pages 357
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A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.



Living with Earth

Living with Earth Author Travis Hudson
ISBN-10 9781315506593
Release 2016-09-17
Pages 576
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For many students with no science background, environmental geology may be one of the only science courses they ever take. Living With Earth: An Introduction to Environmental Geology is ideal for those students, fostering a better understanding of how they interact with Earth and how their actions can affect Earth's environmental health. The informal, reader-friendly presentation is organized around a few unifying perspectives: how the various Earth systems interact with one another; how Earth affects people (creating hazards but also providing essential resources); and how people affect Earth. Greater emphasis is placed on environment and sustainability than on geology, unlike other texts on the subject. Essential scientific foundations are presented - but the ultimate goal is to connect students proactively to their role as stakeholders in Earth's future.



Earth System Science

Earth System Science Author Tim Lenton
ISBN-10 9780198718871
Release 2016-02
Pages 144
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When humanity first glimpsed planet Earth from space, the unity of the system that supports humankind entered the popular consciousness. The concept of the Earth's atmosphere, biosphere, oceans, soil, and rocks operating as a closely interacting system has rapidly gained ground in science. This new field, involving geographers, geologists, biologists, oceanographers, and atmospheric physicists, is known as Earth System Science. In this Very Short Introduction, Tim Lenton considers how a world in which humans could evolve was created; how, as a species, we are now reshaping that world; and what a sustainable future for humanity within the Earth System might look like. Drawing on elements of geology, biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, Lenton asks whether Earth System Science can help guide us onto a sustainable course before we alter the Earth system to the point where we destroy ourselves and our current civilisation. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.



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GEN COMBO THE GOOD EARTH  INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE  SMARTBOOK ACCESS CARD Author David A McConnell
ISBN-10 1260022943
Release 2016-05-23
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Battlefield Earth

Battlefield Earth Author L. Ron Hubbard
ISBN-10 9781592120079
Release 2011-06-21
Pages 1072
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Jonnie Goodboy Tyler ventures out of the tiny community of humans barely surviving in the Rocky Mountain refuge and finds himself challenging the Psychlos, the malignant and oppressive alien conquerors of Earth.



Protecting Life on Earth

Protecting Life on Earth Author Michael P. Marchetti
ISBN-10 9780520264328
Release 2010-09
Pages 220
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"An excellent introduction to the science and policy of conservation biology for anyone interested in becoming better informed about today's pressing environmental challenges." Wayne P. Sousa, University of California, Berkeley --



Earth Science

Earth Science Author Edward J. Tarbuck
ISBN-10 0135708397
Release 1997
Pages 638
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Offers an overview of our physical environment with the coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. This book also features example-driven explanations.



An Introduction to the Earth Life System

An Introduction to the Earth Life System Author Charles Cockell
ISBN-10 0521493919
Release 2008-02-28
Pages 319
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This concise textbook combines Earth and biological sciences to explore the co-evolution of the Earth and life over geological time.



The Blue Planet An Introduction to Earth System Science 3rd Edition

The Blue Planet  An Introduction to Earth System Science  3rd Edition Author Brian J. Skinner
ISBN-10 9781118139721
Release 2010-12-13
Pages 656
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The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Sciences, 3rd Edition is an innovative text for the earth systems science course. It treats earth science from a systems perspective, now showing the five spheres and how they are interrelated. There are many photos and figures in the text to develop a strong understanding of the material presented. This along with the new media for instructors makes this a strong text for any earth systems science course.



Looking Into the Earth

Looking Into the Earth Author Alan E. Mussett
ISBN-10 052178574X
Release 2000-10-23
Pages 470
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Comprehensively describes the principles and applications of 'global' and 'exploration' geophysics for introductory/intermediate university students.



Half Earth Our Planet s Fight for Life

Half Earth  Our Planet s Fight for Life Author Edward O. Wilson
ISBN-10 9781631490835
Release 2016-03-07
Pages 256
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Half-Earth proposes an achievable plan to save our imperiled biosphere: devote half the surface of the Earth to nature. In order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet, says Edward O. Wilson in his most impassioned book to date. 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. If we are to undertake such an ambitious endeavor, we first must understand just what the biosphere is, why it's essential to our survival, and the manifold threats now facing it. In doing so, Wilson describes how our species, in only a mere blink of geological time, became the architects and rulers of this epoch and outlines the consequences of this that will affect all of life, both ours and the natural world, far into the future. Half-Earth provides an enormously moving and naturalistic portrait of just what is being lost when we clip "twigs and eventually whole braches of life's family tree." In elegiac prose, Wilson documents the many ongoing extinctions that are imminent, paying tribute to creatures great and small, not the least of them the two Sumatran rhinos whom he encounters in captivity. Uniquely, Half-Earth considers not only the large animals and star species of plants but also the millions of invertebrate animals and microorganisms that, despite being overlooked, form the foundations of Earth's ecosystems. In stinging language, he avers that the biosphere does not belong to us and addresses many fallacious notions such as the idea that ongoing extinctions can be balanced out by the introduction of alien species into new ecosystems or that extinct species might be brought back through cloning. This includes a critique of the "anthropocenists," a fashionable collection of revisionist environmentalists who believe that the human species alone can be saved through engineering and technology. Despite the Earth's parlous condition, Wilson is no doomsayer, resigned to fatalism. Defying prevailing conventional wisdom, he suggests that we still have time to put aside half the Earth and identifies actual spots where Earth's biodiversity can still be reclaimed. Suffused with a profound Darwinian understanding of our planet's fragility, Half-Earth reverberates with an urgency like few other books, but it offers an attainable goal that we can strive for on behalf of all life.



The Solid Earth

The Solid Earth Author C. M. R. Fowler
ISBN-10 0521584094
Release 2005
Pages 685
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The Solid Earth is a general introduction to the study of the physics of the solid Earth, including the workings of both the Earth's surface and its deep interior. The emphasis throughout is on basic physical principles rather than instrumentation or data handling. The second edition of this acclaimed textbook has been revised to bring the content fully up-to-date and to reflect the most recent advances in geophysical research. It is designed for undergraduates on introductory geophysics courses who have a general background in the physical sciences, including introductory calculus. It can also be used as a reference book for graduate students and other researchers in geology and geophysics. Each chapter ends with exercises of various degrees of complexity, for which solutions are available to instructors from www.cambridge.org/9780521893077. The book contains an extensive glossary of geological and physical terms, as well as appendices that develop more advanced mathematical topics.