Author: James E. Burt
Release Date: 2015-02-23
Engage Students in Learning About Atmospheric Processes Aguado/Burts Understanding Weather and Climate illustrates meteorology and climatology using everyday occurrences and inspired technology tutorials to engage students in learning about atmospheric processes and patterns. The Seventh Edition extends coverage of global climate change with new and unique sections covering oceans and climate in the Earth system. Each chapter also focuses on the human aspect of weather and climate, covering high interest weather-related hazards that draw students into the course, while incorporating the latest science and the most relevant issues. This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience. Heres how: * Integrated Mobile-Ready Videos: Students use their mobile devices to scan Quick Response (QR) codes in the book to view videos, for just-in-time visualization of key meteorological concepts and applications. * Engage Students with Real-World Applications and Environmental Impacts: Case Studiescover weather hazards and how they impact people and society.* Emphasis on Oceans and Climate and on Climate Change: New and unique coverage on Oceans and their role in regulating weather and climate has been added in chapters 8, 15, and 16. * Focus on Fundamentals and Learning Path: Greater focus on the scientific method and basic concepts to help guide students. MasteringMeteorology is not included. Students, if MasteringMeteorology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringMeteorology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringMeteorology with eText for Understanding Weather and Climate is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.
&>For Introductory Meteorology Science Courses. Engage Students in Learning About Atmospheric Processes Aguado/Burt’s Understanding Weather and Climate illustrates meteorology and climatology using everyday occurrences and inspired technology tutorials to engage students in learning about atmospheric processes and patterns. The Seventh Edition extends coverage of global climate change with new and unique sections covering oceans and climate in the Earth system. Each chapter also focuses on the human aspect of weather and climate, covering high interest weather-related hazards that draw students into the course, while incorporating the latest science and the most relevant issues. MasteringMeteorology with eText for Understanding Weather and Climate is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping your students quickly master concepts. The book and MasteringMeteorology work together to create a classroom experience that is tightly integrated to help students succeed both in and outside of the classroom. Note: If you are purchasing the standalone text or electronic version, MasteringMeteorology does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase MasteringMeteorology please visit www.masteringmeteorology.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text + MasteringMeteorology by searching for 0321984439 / 9780321984432. MasteringMeteorology is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.
Author: Edward Aguado
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2013
Rising interest in climate change and severe weather phenomena are making meteorology courses more popular than ever–yet this fast-paced, one-semester curriculum is packed with complex physical concepts that can be challenging. In Aguado/Burt'sUnderstanding Weather & Climate, a first-rate textbook and inspired technology tutorials combine to engage students in learning about atmospheric behavior. The authors use everyday occurrences to illustrate meteorology and climatology. Dynamic illustrations from the book come to life in the new fully integrated MyMeteorologyLab website, where students have access to a variety of media and self study resources such animated tutorials, videos, and satellite loops of atmospheric phenomena. While staying true to the text's rigorous and quantitative approach, the Sixth Edition incorporates the latest new science and issues, new technology and media to help both teach and visualize the toughest topics, with a more learner-centered architecture and design.
Author: C. Donald Ahrens
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2015-01-01
METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition combines market-leading content in weather, climate, and earth science with the interactive learning experience you expect from Cengage Learning. Grounded in the scientific method, this student-friendly and highly visual text shows you how to observe, calculate, and synthesize information as a budding scientist, systematically analyzing meteorological concepts and issues. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes, as well as everyday elements, such as wind, precipitation, condensation, masses and fronts, and the seasons. Events and issues dominating today's news cycles also receive thorough attention, and include analysis of Superstorm Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, and recent findings from the US National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition is a dynamic learning tool packed with self-testing features such as end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, exercises and problems, live animations, web links, and more. Whether you choose a bound book or interactive eBook, METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition takes your learning to atmospheric heights! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Climate change is one of the most controversial and misunderstood issues of the 21st century. This book provides a clear understanding of the issue by presenting scientific facts to refute falsehoods and misinformation—and to confirm the validity of other assertions. • Provides a broad overview of the subject of climate change that is specifically written to be accessible and interesting for senior high school or introductory college-level audiences • Presents a comprehensive explanation of the science of climate change that directly addresses widely held misconceptions head-on—a strategy that has been demonstrated in education research to be more effective in dispelling myths and advancing student learning than straight fact-based teaching • Focuses on providing quantifiable, evidence-based information on climate change—and acknowleding instances when conflicting data exists—from the most reputable and qualified sources
Author: Roger Graham Barry
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2010
From clear explanations of basic physical and chemical principles of the atmosphere to descriptions of regional climates and their changes, this popular text presents a comprehensive coverage of global climatology.
Author: C. Donald Ahrens
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2011-01-01
This updated and enhanced sixth edition of ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY is written by the widely read and authoritative author in introductory meteorology--Donald Ahrens. Ahrens's ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in a student-friendly, manageable fashion allows even non-science students to visualize the principles of meteorology. ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY, Sixth Edition, is completely updated with over 250 new images and figures and the latest research and coverage. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Lee M. Grenci
Publisher: Kendall Hunt
Release Date: 2001
Third Edition, by Lee M. Grenci and Jon M. Nese is not a typical meteorology text. This book not only teaches your students the basic concepts of meteorology, but also applies these concepts to hands-on laboratory exercises, thus promoting a deeper understanding of how the atmosphere works. Nearly 75% of this third edition of A World of Weather is new. The accessibility of forecasting tools on the Internet and the goal of life-long learning can be unified to give your students the opportunity to develop their skills in basic weather forecasting. A World of Weather contains two new chapters on weather forecasting and numerical weather prediction that will allow your students to assume the role of apprentice forecaster. These chapters are unique and revolutionary in the arena of general education in meteorology. Moreover, they are congruent with the authors resolute philosophy that students should be challenged while learning science. Also new to this edition is a revolutionary treatment of the cyclone model. For the first time in a basic text on meteorology, the authors present an understandable and coherent treatment of the cyclone model based on the Horatio Alger-like concept of self development, a positive feedback between cold advection, the strength of the 500 mb trough and the deepening surface flow. The new edition of A World of Weather more completely helps students to become critical weather consumers while setting the stage for life-long learning. The new edition of A World of Weather includes: * Laboratory exercises in each chapter that use real data so students can relate principles they learn to what happens in the atmosphere * Case studies of news-making weather events such as the Great Flood of 1993, Hurricane Andrew, and the Blizzard of 1993 * Revolutionary treatment of the cyclone model * New and complementary material on isoplething weather data * Full color illustrations providing enhanced visuals of subject m
NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringMeteorology ™ does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringMeteorology search for 0134035666 / 9780134035666 Exercises for Weather & Climate Plus MasteringMeteorology -- Access Card Package, 9/e Package consists of: 0134041364 / 9780134041360 Exercises for Weather & Climate 0134110854 / 9780134110851 MasteringMeteorology with eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Exercises for Weather & Climate MasteringMeteorology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For Introductory courses in Meteorology Exploring Meteorology with Hands-On Experiments Exercises for Weather & Climate encourages readers to review important ideas and concepts of meteorology through problem solving, simulations, and guided thinking. Available for use standalone or with Pearson’s introductory meteorology textbooks, the graphics program and computer-based simulations and tutorials help readers grasp key meteorology concepts. Now with integrated links to mobile-enabled Pre-Lab Videos, and assignable Pre- and Post-Lab quizzes in MasteringMeteorology, this manual and technology program is designed to complement any introductory meteorology or weather and climate course. Also available with MasteringMeteorology MasteringMeteorology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master meteorology concepts. Readers benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help readers stay on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.
Author: Daniel Parrott
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2011-03-04
Your vessel may be equipped with the most advanced technology and the most powerful engines, but the failure to apply the basic principles of bridge resource management can still prevent you from getting where you are going. Satellite systems, ARPA, electronic charts, AIS, sophisticated communication equipment and integrated navigational systems—all these advanced technologies provide valuable capabilities. But accidents still happen, and they usually involve human error. This simple fact has made Bridge Resource Management (BRM) training a requirement for watchkeepers worldwide. Bridge Resource Management for Small Ships: The Watchkeeper’s Manual for Limited-Tonnage Vessels is the first book to address the unique needs of operators of small ships (limited-tonnage vessels) including tugs, ferries, yachts, and other passenger-carrying vessels. Features: Case histories to illustrate important points A complete course in BRM, suited for studying on your own as well as a complement to your classwork Topics include: Introduction to BRM, Standard Operating Procedures, Passage Planning, Implementing the Passage Plan, Building a Passage Plan, Situational Awareness and Human Factors, including: Overreliance, Distraction, Stress, Fatigue, Complacency, and Transition; and Human Interactions, including Communications, Teams and Teamwork, Decision Making and Leadership, and Human Error
Author: Alan H. Strahler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release Date: 2006
Beautifully written and thoroughly revised by one of the foremost geographers in the field, Introducing Physical Geography, Fourth Edition, builds upon the decades of success of Strahler geography texts while incorporating coverage of the new developments in the discipline. Includes all new multimedia and pedagogy to bring physical geography to a new audience. The new fourth edition of Introducing Physical Geography, focuses on both content and pedagogy. The text also includes current examples of environmental phenomena, such as Hurricane Isabel and the recent earthquakes in Turkey. The readability of the text has been enhanced with new placements of boxed features and supplementary material.
Author: Tim Flannery
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release Date: 2007-12-01
An international best seller embraced and endorsed by policy makers, scientists, writers and energy industry executives from around the world, Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers contributed in bringing the topic of global warming to national prominence. For the first time, a scientist provided an accessible and comprehensive account of the history, current status, and future impact of climate change, writing what has been acclaimed by reviewers everywhere as the definitive book on global warming. With one out of every five living things on this planet committed to extinction by the levels of greenhouse gases that will accumulate in the next few decades, we are reaching a global climatic tipping point. The Weather Makers is both an urgent warning and a call to arms, outlining the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future. Originally somewhat of a global warming skeptic, Tim Flannery spent several years researching the topic and offers a connect-the-dots approach for a reading public who has received patchy or misleading information on the subject. Pulling on his expertise as a scientist to discuss climate change from a historical perspective, Flannery also explains how climate change is interconnected across the planet.This edition includes an new afterword by the author.
Author: Stephen F. Arno
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Release Date: 1984
Timberline-where the trees end-is a biological boundary visible throughout North America to even the casual traveler. Where highways or hiking trails ascend to upper timberlines (ranging from below 2000-foot elevations in Alaska to over 11,000 feet in California), visitors see patchy forest and meadows giving way to stunted trees and finally to mere shrub-like trees and tundra. A lower timberline is seen in the semi-arid west at the foot of mountain ranges. Those who fly over northern Canada or Alaska see a cold-produced "arctic timberline" snaking across the continent. This book describes what timberlines are and why they exist, and what human uses have been made of the timberline environment. It surveys tree species and conditions of individual North American timberlines-in the Pacific Coast, Great Basin, Southwest, and Mexican mountains; in the Rockies and Northern Appalachians; and in the Arctic-with reference to timberlines worldwide. Originally published in 1984, this is a classic in Western natural history now made available again to climbers, hikers, and other enthusiasts.