Author: Robert Rohli
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763791016
Release Date: 2011-08-24
Genre: Science

Ideal for allied health and pre-nursing students, Alcamos Fundamentals of Microbiology, Body Systems Edition, retains the engaging, student-friendly style and active learning approach for which award-winning author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville is known. It presents diseases, complete with new content on recent discoveries, in a manner that is directly applicable to students and organized by body system. A captivating art program, learning design format, and numerous case studies draw students into the text and make them eager to learn more about the fascinating world of microbiology.


Author: Louisiana State University Baton Rouge Robert V Rohli
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449655914
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Science

Ideal for the upper-level undergraduate or introductory-level graduate courses, the second edition presents students with a thorough foundation on the climactic system. The authors begin with an overview of climatology basics, including a discussion on climatology versus meteorology and an introduction to the atmosphere. They then introduce more advanced concepts, such as microscale transfer of energy, matter, and momentum; the global water balance; global atmospheric circulation; climatic classification with special emphasis on the regional differences within the same climate types; and much more.


Author: Aurèle Parriaux
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780429854897
Release Date: 2018-11-08
Genre: Science

Geology – Basics for Engineers (second edition) presents the physical and chemical characteristics of the Earth, the nature and the properties of rocks and unconsolidated deposits/sediments, the action of water, how the Earth is transformed by various phenomena at different scales of time and space. The book shows the engineer how to take geological conditions into account in their projects, and how to exploit a wide range of natural resources in an intelligent way, reduce geological hazards, and manage subsurface pollution. This second edition has been fully revised and updated. Through a problem-based learning approach, this instructional text imparts knowledge and practical experience to engineering students (undergraduate and graduate level), as well as to experts in the fields of civil engineering, environmental engineering, earth sciences, architecture, land and urban planning. Free digital supplements to the book, found on the book page, contain solutions to the problems and animations that show additional facets of the living Earth. The original French edition of the book (2007) won the prestigious Roberval Prize, an international contest organized by the University of Technology of Compiegne in collaboration with the General Council of Oise, France. Geology, Basics for Engineers was selected out of a total of 110 candidates. The jury praised the book as a "very well conceived teaching textbook" and underscored its highly didactic nature, as well as the excellent quality of its illustrations.

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.


Author: Steven A. Ackerman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284030806
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Genre: Science

"The book begins with discussing the primary atmospheric variables involved in the formation of weather: pressure, temperature, moisture, clouds, and precipitation. These chapters include practical information such as weather maps and weather observationtechniques, as well as the more conceptual aspects of meteorology. The second half of the book focuses on weather and climate topics such as the interaction between atmosphere and ocean, severe/extreme weather, weather forecasting, and climate change"--Provided by publisher.

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


Author: Steven Ackerman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763789275
Release Date: 2011-04-22
Genre: Science

Written for the undergraduate, non-majors course, the Third Edition engages students with real-world examples and a captivating narrative. It highlights how we observe the atmosphere and then uses those discoveries to explain atmospheric phenomena. Early chapters discuss the primary atmospheric variables involved in the formation of weather: pressure, temperature, moisture, clouds, and precipitation, and include practical information on weather maps and weather observation. The remainder of the book focuses on weather and climate topics such as the interaction between atmosphere and ocean, severe/extreme weather, and climate change.

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

Food Science

Author: Edelstein
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284122305
Release Date: 2018-01-16
Genre: Medical

Food Science: An Ecological Approach presents the field of food science—the study of the physical, biological, and chemical makeup of food, and the concepts underlying food processing—in a fresh, approachable manner that places it in the context of the world in which we live today.

Dynamic Earth

Author: Eric H. Christiansen
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449659028
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre: Science

New technologies has given us many different ways to examine the Earth. For example, we can penetrate deep into the interior of our planet and effectively X-ray its internal structure. With this technology comes an increased awareness of how our planet is continually changing and a fresh awareness of how fragile it is. Designed for the introductory Physical Geology course found in Geology, Earth Science, Geography, or Physical Science departments, Dynamic Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology clearly presents Earth's dynamic geologic systems with their many interdependent and interconnected components. It provides comprehensive coverage of the two major energy systems of Earth: the plate tectonic system and the hydrologic cycle. The text fulfills the needs of professors by offering current content and a striking illustration package, while exposing students to the global view of Earth and teaching them to view the world as geologists.

Introduction to Air Pollution Science

Author: Robert F. Phalen
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449684334
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. Important Notice: the digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

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.

Thermodynamics of Solar Energy Conversion

Author: Alexis De Vos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 352740841X
Release Date: 2008-03-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The physical framework used to describe the various conversions is endoreversible thermodynamics, a subset of irreversible thermodynamics. Thermodynamics of Solar Energy Conversion provides an excellent generalized introduction into principles of solar energy conversion for everybody knowing some basics of university mathematics. Described are situations which are not in equilibrium and in which entropy is continuously created, but which are nevertheless stationary. In dealing with endoreversible thermodynamics, the given information in this book enables the reader to calculate the explicit values for a broad class of processes. It is demonstrated that solar energy conversion is a process particularly suited to being described in this way. "De Vos is a wonderful storyteller" —Prof. Dr. B. Andresen

Controversies in Public Health and Health Policy

Author: Jan Kirk Carney
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284049299
Release Date: 2015-06-01
Genre: Education

From The Obesity Epidemic To Antibiotic Resistance, Firearm Injuries, And Health Disparities, Many Health Issues Surface To The Public Domain In The Form Of Controversies. In This Innovative New Text, Author Jan Kirk Carney Engages The Reader In Understanding Public Health And Health Policy Through A Study Of Current Controversies. Many Issues Connect Public Health And Health Care, An Important Perspective Given The Affordable Care Act And Health System Changes At The State Level. To Get To The Root Of The Controversy—And Gain Insight As To What Must Be Done To Advance The Health Issue—Learners Must Grasp The Breadth And Scope Of The Issue And Evidence-Base For Prevention, Dissect Root Causes And Barriers, Then Propose Strategies For Progress. Controversies In Public Health And Health Policy Uses A Structured Format To Carefully Examine Each Controversy, With Background, Evidence-Base, Discussion Questions, And Additional Learning Resources. Some Of The Topics Covered Include The Acceptance Of Obesity As A Cultural Norm, E-Cigarettes, Binge Drinking On College Campuses, Prescription Drug Abuse, Antibiotic Resistance, Gun Control, Preventing Concussions, Climate Change, And More.

Occupational Health and Safety for the 21st Century

Author: Emeritus Professor and Chair Department of Health Science - California State University Long Beach Robert H Friis
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449698539
Release Date: 2015-01-02
Genre: Medical

This comprehensive examination of occupational health and safety explores hazardous agents found in the occupational environment, reviews their potential health effects, and identifies procedures for prevention of occupational illnesses and injuries. In 10 chapters, Occupational Health and Safety for the 21st Century first takes the reader through a detailed history of occupational health and safety efforts since Ancient Greece. It then examines each of the occupationally associated diseases and their epidemiology, including cancers, respiratory diseases, fertility and pregnancy abnormalities, hearing loss, infectious diseases, injuries and fatalities, and job stress. The final chapters examine prevention programs and research methods for this rapidly evolving field. Designed for undergraduate students across a broad spectrum of health and safety disciplines the book presents concepts in an accessible and engaging style. Key Features: Engaging, real-world vignettes in each chapter Loaded with charts, tables, and figures illustrating the most current data in the field Offers thorough coverage of occupational health policy, epidemiology, toxicology, chemical hazards, psychosocial aspects of work, and prevention efforts Student & Instructor Resources: This text comes packaged with Navigate 2 Advantage Access, a comprehensive package of mobile-ready course materials including: Learn: A complete eBook with interactive tools Practice: A virtual Study Center with robust practice activities and flashcards Assess: A homework and testing Assessment center with prepopulated quizzes and examinations Analyze: Dashboards with learner and educator views that reports actionable data