Author: Edward J. Denecke
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Release Date: 2006
Designed especially to help prepare students taking the New York State Regents Examination, this book makes a valuable supplementary text for high-school-level Earth Science classes throughout the country. Organized into three main study units—astronomy, meteorology, and geology—this book provides extensive subject review material with updated questions and answers. It also includes one recently given full-length Regents Exam in Earth Science.
Author: Robert B. Sigda
Release Date: 2003-06-30
Earth Science Review Book is user friendly for both the teacher and the student. Since the content is aligned with the New York State Core Curriculum for Physical Setting/Earth Science, a teacher can feel confident that all the required topics are sufficiently developed.The suggested outline of units moves from the concrete material to the more abstract subjects such as meteorology and astronomy. Throughout the book there is ample opportunity for review of basic skills and ways to tie in the various units. For example, isolines are discussed early in the year and then revisited later in the weather topics.The student has the opportunity to use the book as both a reference and a workbook. The extensive number of constructed response items as well as multiple choice questions found interspersed within the topics give ample practice. The multiple Regents Exams found at the back of the book can be used both at the end of the course for review and whenever appropriate throughout the year.
Author: James Flynn
Publisher: The Princeton Review
Release Date: 2003
If Students Need to Know It, It’s in This Book This book develops the Earth science skills of high school students. It builds skills that will help them succeed in school and on the New York Regents Exams. Why The Princeton Review? We have more than twenty years of experience helping students master the skills needed to excel on standardized tests. Each year we help more than 2 million students score higher and earn better grades. We Know the New York Regents Exams Our experts at The Princeton Review have analyzed the New York Regents Exams, and this book provides the most up-to-date, thoroughly researched practice possible. We break down the test into individual skills to familiarize students with the test’s structure, while increasing their overall skill level. We Get Results We know what it takes to succeed in the classroom and on tests. This book includes strategies that are proven to improve student performance. We provide ·content groupings of questions based on New York standards and objectives ·detailed lessons, complete with skill-specific activities ·three complete practice New York Regents Exams in Physical Setting/Earth Science
Author: Alan Sills
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Release Date: 2010
Earth science makes sense when you approach it the E-Z way! Get a clear, concise review of geology and the geologic time scale, plate tectonics and continental drift, current environmental issues, and much more.
A New York Times bestelling series, with one and a half million copies in print! "Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs."--Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, average thirteen year old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house, which he's armed to the teeth with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of Oreos and Mountain Dew scavenged from abandoned stores. But Jack alone is no match for the hordes of Zombies and Winged Wretches and Vine Thingies, and especially not for the eerily intelligent monster known only as Blarg. So Jack builds a team: his dorky best friend, Quint; the reformed middle school bully, Dirk; Jack's loyal pet monster, Rover; and Jack's crush, June. With their help, Jack is going to slay Blarg, achieve the ultimate Feat of Apocalyptic Success, and be average no longer! Can he do it? Told in a mixture of text and black-and-white illustration, this is the perfect book for any kid who's ever dreamed of starring in his or her own comic book or video game. And then grab the rest of the series, now a New York Times bestseller!
Author: Michael E. Mann
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2012-01-24
The ongoing assault on climate science in the United States has never been more aggressive, more blatant, or more widely publicized than in the case of the Hockey Stick graph—a clear and compelling visual presentation of scientific data, put together by Michael E. Mann and his colleagues, demonstrating that global temperatures have risen in conjunction with the increase in industrialization and the use of fossil fuels. Here was an easy-to-understand graph that, in a glance, posed a threat to major corporate energy interests and those who do their political bidding. The stakes were simply too high to ignore the Hockey Stick—and so began a relentless attack on a body of science and on the investigators whose work formed its scientific basis. The Hockey Stick achieved prominence in a 2001 UN report on climate change and quickly became a central icon in the “climate wars.” The real issue has never been the graph’s data but rather its implied threat to those who oppose governmental regulation and other restraints to protect the environment and planet. Mann, lead author of the original paper in which the Hockey Stick first appeared, shares the story of the science and politics behind this controversy. He reveals key figures in the oil and energy industries and the media front groups who do their bidding in sometimes slick, sometimes bare-knuckled ways. Mann concludes with the real story of the 2009 “Climategate” scandal, in which climate scientists’ emails were hacked. This is essential reading for all who care about our planet’s health and our own well-being.