Climatology

Author: Robert V. Rohli
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284147513
Release Date: 2017-06-05
Genre: Science

Praised for its detail and accuracy, Climatology continues to lead as the most comprehensive presentation of our dynamic climate system. The fourth edition features a completely revised full-color art program that enhances clarity and gradation of all maps, climographs, and images to help readers better understand the diversity of climate within varying climate types.

Principles of Atmospheric Science

Author: John E. Frederick
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449673925
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Science

The state of the atmosphere influences the activities of modern society and the quality of life, which is evident in agricultural productivity, the health impact of exposure to gases, particles, and sunlight, and property damage associated with sever weather events. Principles of Atmospheric Science provides a comprehensive introduction to atmospheric science for undergraduate students in the physical sciences, as well as those seeking to understand how physics and chemistry manifest themselves in the atmospheric environment. The text presents atmospheric science as an application of fundamental scientific principles meshed with observation. The author identifies the fundamental concepts and principles related to atmospheric science, presenting students with a

Earth s Evolving Systems

Author: Martin
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284108293
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Genre: Medical

Earth’s Evolving Systems: The History of Planet Earth, Second Edition is an introductory text designed for popular courses in undergraduate Earth history. Written from a “systems perspective,” it provides coverage of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere, and discussion of how those systems interacted over the course of geologic time.

Introduction to Air Pollution Science

Author: Robert F. Phalen
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763780449
Release Date: 2012-01-11
Genre: Medical

This unique textbook examines the basic health and environmental issues associated with air pollution including the relevant toxicology and epidemiology. It provides a foundation for the sampling and analysis of air pollutants as well as an understanding of international air quality regulations. Written for upper-level undergraduate and introductory graduate courses in air pollution, the book is also a valuable desk reference for practicing professionals who need to have a broad understanding of the topic. Key features: - Provides the most up-to-date coverage of the basic health and environmental issues associated with air pollution. - Offers a broader examination of air pollution topics, beyond just the meteorological and engineering aspects of air pollution. - Includes the following Instructor Resources: Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, and a TestBank. The Phalens have put together a timely book on a critically important topic that affects all of us -- air pollution – and they do so in a new and highly relevant way: they consider the broad societal health impacts from a fundamental science viewpoint. The epidemiology, toxicology, and risks of air pollutants are included, and ethical issues of concern are highlighted. This book is a must-read for students who wish to become professionals in the air quality field and for students of environmental science whose work includes air pollution issues. The book is a significant contribution to the discipline." - Cliff I. Davidson, Director, Center for Sustainable Engineering; Thomas C. and Colleen L. Wilmot Professor of Engineering, Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University "Truly, human well-being and public health in the 21st century may hinge on our ability to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, control, and confirm responsible management of air pollution. This timely, informative, and insightful text provides a solid introduction for students and a technically sound handbook for professionals seeking literacy and critical thinking, real-life examples, understanding (not just rote applications), opportunities for continuous improvement, and modern tools for assessing and managing current and evolving air pollution challenges." - Mark D. Hoover, PhD, CHP, CIH Aerosol and health science researcher, author, and editor

Meteorology Understanding the Atmosphere

Author: Steven Ackerman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495112167
Release Date: 2006-03-08
Genre: Nature

Observe, analyze, and understand meteorology in an entirely new way with METEOROLOGY: UNDERSTANDING THE ATMOSPHERE. You’ll find vivid photographs and compelling real-life stories as well as conceptual models and engaging narrative that make weather phenomena come alive. Observational Questions ask you to analyze photographs, data, or their own experiences. By learning how to interpret scientific observations of the atmosphere, you can deepen your understanding of the subject. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Public Health

Author: Mary-Jane Schneider
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763763817
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

New to the Third Edition: New or expanded sections covering: Pandemic Flu Response to Hurricane Katrina FDA Regulation of Tobacco Promoting Physical Activity Poisoning (now the #2 cause of injury death) Nonfatal Traumatic Brain Injuries National Children's Study Coal Ash and other unregulated waste from power plants Medical errors Information Technology New information/discussion on: H1N1 swine flu Conflicts of interest in drug trials Problems in planning for the 2010 census Genomic medicine Cell phones/texting while driving National birth defects prevention study The new HPV vaccine controversy Lead paint in toys imported from china Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates The recent Salmonella outbreak in Peanut Butter Contaminated drug imports from China Managed care efforts to control medical costs Evaluation of Healthy People 2010 and planning for Healthy People 2020 New examples including: Andrew Speaker/Extremely Drug Resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis Football players and increased risk for dementia later in life.

Invitation to Oceanography Seventh Edition with Navigate Advantage Access

Author: Paul R. Pinet
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284057089
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Science

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.The bestselling Invitation to Oceanography continues to provide a modern, comprehensive, and student-friendly introduction to this fascinating field. Spanning the four major divisions of ocean science--geology, chemistry, physics, and biology-- it is an ideal text for majors and nonmajors alike. The Seventh Edition has been updated with sophisticated and cutting-edge graphics and photos throughout, and includes trending content on climate change, Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy, and the tsunami in Japan. Updated and expanded feature boxes reinforce key concepts and support knowledge building, and additional information on current research and the clinical and practical applications of oceanography contextualize scientific ideas within a real-world framework. Accessible yet substantive, Invitation to Oceanography, Seventh Edition is the ideal resource for anyone diving into the thrilling depths of the world's oceans.With Navigate 2, technology and content combine to expand the reach of your classroom. Whether you teach an online, hybrid, or traditional classroom-based course, Navigate 2 delivers unbeatable value. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2

In Quest of the Universe

Author: Theo Koupelis
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449647940
Release Date: 2012-12-27
Genre: Science

Designed for the nonscience major, In Quest of the Universe, 7th Edition, is a comprehensive, student-friendly introduction to astronomy.

Public Health 101

Author: Riegelman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284118445
Release Date: 2018-03-08
Genre: Medical

From clean drinking water, to seat belts, to immunizations, the impact of public health on every individual is undeniable. For undergraduates, an understanding of the foundations of public health is an essential step toward becoming an educated citizen. Public Health 101 provides a big-picture, population perspective on the determinants of health and disease and the tools available to protect and promote health. It examines the full range of options for intervention including use of the healthcare system, the public health system, and society-wide systems such as laws and taxation.

Louisiana Weather and Climate

Author: Manuel Ed. Vega
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763791629
Release Date: 2012-07-15
Genre: Nature

Louisiana Weather and Climate details the how and the who of annual and seasonal weather episodes seen in the state of Louisiana, including tropical depressions, tropical storms, hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, lightning, heavy rainfall, flooding, tornadoes, and economically devastating freezes. The frequency and variety of severe and extreme weather is higher than in most other regions of the country, making it exciting reading not only for students, but also for the general reader interested in weather and climate. This concise volume is written at a level accessible to all readers, including beginning students in meteorology and climatology courses. It explains the concepts without employing high levels of mathematical calculations or scientific discourse. It also addresses the effects that climate change is likely to have on Louisiana with examples related to rising sea levels, increased frequency and severity of storms, and much more. The text goes on to outline how these weather phenomena will affect the flora, fauna, and human population of the region.

Weather on the Air

Author: Robert Henson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781935704003
Release Date: 2013-01-22
Genre: Science

From low humor to high drama, TV weather reporting has encompassed an enormous range of styles and approaches, triggering chuckles, infuriating the masses, and at times even saving lives. In Weather on the Air, meteorologist and science journalist Robert Henson covers it all—the people, technology, science, and show business that combine to deliver the weather to the public each day. Featuring the long-term drive to professionalize weathercasting; the complex relations between government and private forecasters; and the effects of climate-change science and the Internet on today’s broadcasts. With dozens of photos and anecdotes illuminating the many forces that have shaped weather broadcasts over the years, this engaging study will be an invaluable tool for students of broadcast meteorology and mass communication and an entertaining read for anyone fascinated by the public face of weather.

Leadership in Interprofessional Health Education and Practice

Author: Charlotte Brasic Royeen
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449668266
Release Date: 2011-09-21
Genre: Medical

The changing landscape of health care continues to grow more diverse. As young health professionals move into clinical practice and face challenging health demands and increasing health care costs, they must be prepared to work in interprofessional teams despite a lack of experience in team-based skills. Interprofessional Healthcare: Education and Practice for Rural and Underserved Populations represents a collective response to this problem from educators, clinicians, and community health leaders to create a resource for interprofessional education and practice. Divided into five sections, this book includes the necessary information to encourage dialogue, debate, and action in interprofessional education needed to meet the health care needs for the present and the future.

Environmental Geology Today

Author: Director Bipolar Disorder Research Program at the Va Palo Alto Health Care System Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine Palo Alto California Trisha Suppes
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284031782
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Science

Designed for the undergraduate, introductory environmental geology course for majors and non-majors alike, Environmental Geology Today presents the core geological principles and explores the effects of humanity on the physical environment. Contemporary case studies throughout encourage students to use their critical thinking skills to dissect the subject matter as part of their overall analysis. The numerous case studies are drawn from topical current events that relate to the chapter material and contain numerical data. Using simple math, graphing, and critical thinking, the authors challenge students to analyze aspects of the data, honing their basic math and analytical skills. With a focus on teaching students to think critically about our environment, Environmental Geology Today is a fresh and modern exploration of this ever-evolving field.

Principles of Environmental Chemistry

Author: James E. Girard
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449650155
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Science

Introduces environmental chemistry, covering such topics as global warming, air pollution, and wastewater analysis.

Plants and People

Author: James D. Mauseth
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763785505
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Science

Written for the introductory course for non-science majors, Plants & People outlines the practical, economical, and environmental aspects of how plants interact with human beings and the earth. The book begins with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of plant biology, followed by sections focused on the global issues related to plants and their connection to global warming, deforestation, and biogeography. It continues by examining how plants influence our daily lives, from food and drink to clothing and medicinal usage. The text encourages readers to have a continued interest in plants in our society and to consider how our actions play a role in their existence.