Environmental Science

Active Learning Laboratories and Applied Problem Sets

Author: Travis P. Wagner,Robert M. Sanford

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1119462576

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Historically viewed as a sub-discipline of biology or ecology, environmental science has quickly grown into its own interdisciplinary field; grounded in natural sciences with branches in technology and the social science, today’s environmental science seeks to understand the human impacts on the Earth and develop solutions that incorporate economic, ethical, planning, and policy thinking. This lab manual incorporates the field’s broad variety of perspectives and disciplines to provide a comprehensive introduction to the everyday practice of environmental science. Hands-on laboratory activities incorporate practical techniques, analysis, and written communication in order to mimic the real-world workflow of an environmental scientist. This updated edition includes a renewed focus on problem solving, and offers more balanced coverage of the field’s diverse topics of interest including air pollution, urban ecology, solid waste, energy consumption, soil identification, water quality assessment, and more, with a clear emphasis on the scientific method. While labs focus on the individual, readers are encouraged to extrapolate to assess effects on their campus, community, state, country, and the world.
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Laboratory Manual for Environmental Science

Author: Travis P. Wagner,Robert Sanford

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471671916

Category: Science

Page: 224

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? Utilizes innovative learning techniques, such as problem-based, active, and critical learning. Group and cohort paths to knowledge are encouraged. As part of this approach, the authors stress student-initiated inquiry and experimentation as well as emphasizing civic responsibility in environmental science. ? Develops a variety of topics that mirrors the a variety of subjects found in environmental science, including urban ecology, global impacts, air pollution, solid waste, energy consumption, soils identification, water quality assessment, and the scientific method. ? Encourages students to grasp the big picture by relating the lab activity to real life conditions and their individual contribution to environmental problems. We have individual measures and descriptions, but we also nurture application of this learning to the larger ecological picture. ? Develops a variety of techniques that include traditional laboratory activities, field exercises, Internet research, calculations/extrapolations, and critical analysis. Because the pursuit of real-world environmental science involves all these components, so do the lab activities found in Wagner. ? Emphasizes the improvement of written and other forms of communication. So much of science has become participatory, particularly in making decisions about its application ( i.e. environmental policy). ? Contains relevant problem sets that can be used as labs, lab supplements, or as homework assignments (for courses w/out a lab) for environmental science lectures.
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Environmental Science Activities Kit

Ready-To-Use Lessons, Labs, and Worksheets for Grades 7-12

Author: Michael L. Roa

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 332

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Provides 32 detailed, interdisciplinary environmental science lessons with complete directions for use, including summary, introduction, materials needed, preparation and step-by-step teaching directions plus worksheets and background sheets. Organized into six topical units covering Land Use Issues ... Wildlife Issues ... Water Issues ... Atmospheric Issues ... Energy Issues ... Human Issues.
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Lab Manual for Environmental Science

Author: Edward Wells,Brooks/Cole

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780495560241

Category: Science

Page: 208

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New to support the Miller's Environmental Science texts, this lab manual includes both hands-on and data analysis labs to help students develop a range of skills. Create a custom version of this lab manual by adding labs that you have developed or choose from our collection with Cengage Custom Publishing.
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Environment

Author: Peter H. Raven,Linda R. Berg,David M. Hassenzahl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470945702

Category: Science

Page: 516

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"Raven's 8th edition of Environment offers more detailed content than the Visualizing text for a better understanding and integration of the core environmental systems and to view and analyze the role those systems play. Shorter, but still comprehensive coverage focuses on ethical decision making and key local environmental science issues, requiring readers to think critically about the course material outside of the classroom. Other features include brief text in the comprehensive segment; extensive chapter pedagogy to help reinforce the systems approach; more opportunities to think critically about the how systems intersect and fit together; and new data interpretation questions at the end of each chapter"--
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American Government and Politics Today - Texas Edition, 2011-2012

Author: Steffen Schmidt,Mack Shelley,Barbara Bardes,Lynne Ford,William Maxwell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495909491

Category: Political Science

Page: 1072

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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY, TEXAS EDITION, 2011-2012 encourages students to experience the excitement that comes with being an engaged and informed citizen. This text is known nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and their processes. The addition of Texas authors Maxwell, Crain and Santos add ten more chapters to the Table of Contents, offers substantial coverage of Texas politics. The book’s theme remains the importance of being an active and informed citizen, and it provides tools for students to become involved the political process such as Politics with a Purpose features that show how a group or individual has impacted our political system and You Can Make a Difference features which highlight politically active young people and provide paths to participation. In a market where boxed features are beginning to overwhelm the core material, Schmidt’s streamlined presentation of content helps students stay focused on what is most important. In addition, Questions to Consider, which appear in the chapter opener to help students target their reading, are now revisited in the chapter summary. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Environmental Science

Author: Bradley Smith,Eldon Enger

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073532554

Category: Science

Page: 512

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This full-color, introductory environmental science text is known for being concise, conceptual, and value-priced. The approach and reading level cover the basic concepts without overloading students with too much detail. The authors reinforce the text's central theme of "interrelationships" by providing a historical perspective, information on economic and political realities, discuss the role of different social experiences, and integrate this with the crucial science to describe the natural world and how we affect it.
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The Age of Sustainable Development

Author: Jeffrey D. Sachs

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231539002

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

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Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the world's most perceptive and original analysts of global development. In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development. Sachs offers readers, students, activists, environmentalists, and policy makers the tools, metrics, and practical pathways they need to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Far more than a rhetorical exercise, this book is designed to inform, inspire, and spur action. Based on Sachs's twelve years as director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, his thirteen years advising the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals, and his recent presentation of these ideas in a popular online course, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice. Visit http://cup.columbia.edu/extras/supplement/sachs-9780231173148 for additional teaching materials for students and instructors, including chapter summaries, key concepts, problem sets, and slides.
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Essential Environment

The Science Behind the Stories

Author: Jay H. Withgott,Matthew Laposata

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780321984579

Category: Science

Page: 480

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#1 best-selling Environmental Science text and media package is now even better! Essential Environment: The Science behind the Stories, Fifth Edition engages students using current, integrated case studies that provide a context for understanding science and environmental concerns in a brief, 18-chapter text. Jay Withgott and Matt Laposata present the latest understanding of environmental science along with expanded FAQ discussions that address common student misconceptions and with new Data Analysis questions that build quantitative literacy. MasteringEnvironmentalScience ® with eText is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product that improves results by helping students quickly master concepts both in and outside the classroom. MasteringEnvironmentalScience incorporates activities written by the authors, so your students will arrive better prepared for class. The book and MasteringEnvironmentalScience work together to create a classroom experience that makes teaching and learning more efficient and enjoyable. Note: If you are purchasing the standalone text or electronic version, MasteringEnvironmentalScience does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase MasteringEnvironmentalScience please visit www.masteringenvironmentalscience.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text + MasteringEnvironmentalScience by searching for 0321984455 / 9780321984456. MasteringEnvironmentalScience is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.
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Environmental Science

A Global Concern

Author: William P. Cunningham,Barbara Woodworth Saigo

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780072909326

Category: Environmental sciences

Page: 646

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Written for the introductory-level course in Economic Botany, this long-awaited revision offers more emphasis on key topics like biotechnology and ethnobotany.
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Idiot's Guides: Environmental Science

Author: James Dauray, M.Ed

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615643729

Category: Study Aids

Page: 352

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Environmental science is an integrated, interdisciplinary field that combines the study of ecology, physics, chemistry, biology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science, and geography. It is among the top 10 most popular Advanced Placement examinations taken by high school seniors in an effort to receive postsecondary college credit. Idiot's Guide® to Environmental Science provides a step-by-step review of the disciplines that comprise environmental science, helping students grasp the basic concepts, internalize the information, and prepare for exams. Features include: - The basics and history of the human relationship with the natural environment - The ways species grow, change, and interact - A detailed description of the earth's ecosystems, including deserts, grasslands, forests, and aquatic ecosystems - The effects of economics and agriculture on the environment - The various types of energy humans use, as well as how its production impacts the earth's ecosystems, with a focus on renewable energy sources - The ill effects of a growing population, including pollution, toxins, bacteria, waste, and global warming/climate change
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Environmental Science

The Issues, Lab Manual and Notebook

Author: Kim Largen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780757598067

Category: Science

Page: 660

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Visualizing Environmental Science

Author: Linda R. Berg,Mary Catherine Hager,David M. Hassenzahl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 489

View: 7992

The new third edition provides environmental scientists with an approach that focuses on visuals rather than excessive content. The streamlined coverage discusses the basic science so students walk away with a strong understanding of the facts. New Think Critically and Data Interpretation features encourage them to analyse visuals and graphs to place information in context. The illustrations have been improved and additional opportunities to conduct real data analysis have been added. The What a Scientist Sees feature also gives environment scientists a real-world perspective of how a concept or phenomenon is applied in the field.
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Functions and Change: A Modeling Approach to College Algebra

Author: Bruce Crauder,Benny Evans,Alan Noell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337515612

Category: Mathematics

Page: 576

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FUNCTIONS AND CHANGE: A MODELING APPROACH TO COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Sixth Edition, is ideal for both non-traditional and terminal students taking college algebra, as well as those who may continue onto calculus. Graphing utilities, functions, modeling, real data, applications and projects develop students’ skills and give them the practice they need to not only master basic mathematics but apply it in future courses and careers. With a new, separate section on quadratic functions, additional emphasis on business applications, and new skill-building exercises and Excel activities, the sixth edition reinforces the authors' focus on connecting math in the real world, promotes mastery of the material, and fosters critical thinking. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131979

Category: Education

Page: 384

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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.
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