Author: Jack O'Gorman
Publisher: American Library Association
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.
For all geography courses. Expand your geographic literacy with the gold standard in academic atlases Goode's World Atlas by Rand McNally helps students navigate through global and regional landscapes with ease. With color-coded headings and charts, brief introductions to each section, and more than 60 new reference and thematic maps, the 23rd edition gives you a comprehensive view of the world and its changing population and physical characteristics. Available soon in Pearson eText and Pearson Custom Library formats. Goode's World Atlas has been the world's premiere educational atlas since 1923, evolving with the world that shapes its content, and allowing for a deeper, more global understanding of geography.
Author: Sheldon Anderson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Genre: Political Science
This core text is the first to provide a much-needed interdisciplinary approach to international studies. Emphasizing the interconnected nature of history, geography, anthropology, economics, and political science, International Studies details the methodologies and subject matter of each discipline then applies these discipline lenses to seven regions: Europe; East Asia and the Pacific; South and Central Asia; sub-Saharan Africa; the Middle East and North Africa; Latin America; and North America. This disciplinary and regional combination provides an indispensable, cohesive framework for understanding global issues. The fully updated fourth edition includes four new global issues chapters: The Refugee Crisis in Europe; The Syrian Civil War and the Rise of the Islamic State; Global Climate Change; and The Globalization of Modern Sports.
Author: Richard Panchyk
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Release Date: 2011-08
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Maps have been a part of human culture since the days of scratching on cave walls, and this richly illustrated history chronicles the road from simple diagrams used to avoid danger to the complex, navigational charts used today. Displaying an array of historic atlases and a variety of cartography styles, this book allows young readers to test their map-reading skills while discovering the intricate beauty and the wealth of information held within. Geographical concepts are spotlighted through an assortment of guided activities--including finding the elevation of hills, plotting a course with a magnetic compass, creating three-dimensional land models using a contour map, and performing a plot survey. Drawing the conclusion that the study of geography and maps is crucial to understanding an ever-changing planet, this handbook discloses the ways in which technological advances in cartography can further discussions on climate change, warfare, environmental conservation, population growth, and other timely topics.
This unusual encyclopedia brings together in-depth information on more than 450 natural geographic features from around the world and offers an array of creative tools to promote critical thinking and classroom discussion. • Provides a one-stop reference for students of geography and environmental and earth sciences • Offers global coverage of diverse features, whether terrestrial, aquatic, geological, ecological, or physiographic • Includes an overview of the various kinds of landforms of the world, how they are formed, and how they continue to change over time • Explains each feature's origins and significance, as well as major environmental issues in which it's involved • Indicates the importance of features to the development of Western science and contemporary scientific thought in fields such as evolutionary biology, paleontology, plate tectonics, and climate change • Features a "Top 10s Appendix" to provoke student interest through statistics such as the tallest mountains, largest lakes, and longest rivers
Author: Robert W. Christopherson
Release Date: 2017-02-13
For courses in Physical Geography. The most authoritative introduction to physical geography with new applications to real-world geography Among the most highly regarded texts in physical geography, Robert Christopherson’s best-selling Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography is known for its meticulous attention to detail, up-to-date accuracy, and rich integration of climate change science. Uniquely organized, the text presents Earth systems topics as they naturally occur: atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere. This interconnected and organic systems-based approach is highlighted in strong pedagogical tools, a structured learning path, and current, updated information. The 10th Edition includes new features and activities that help readers apply geography to the real world, revised infographics, and new exercises designed to enhance learning. Also available with Mastering Geography Mastering™ Geography is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product proven to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced coaching activities that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain challenging physical geography concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Geography does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geography, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geography, search for: 0134557468 / 9780134557465 Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography with Mastering Geography -- Access Card Package, 10/e Package consists of: 0134667107 / 9780134667102 Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, 10/e 0134597117 / 9780134597119 Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, 10e Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, 10 th Edition is also available via Pearson eText, a simple-to-use, mobile, personalized reading experience that lets instructors connect with and motivate students — right in their eTextbook. Learn more.
Author: Rand McNally and Company
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2010
Goode's World Atlas has been the world's premiere educational atlas since 1923, and for good reason. It features over 250 pages of maps, from definitive physical and political maps to important thematic maps that illustrate the spatial aspects of many important topics. The 22nd Edition includes 160 pages of new, digitally produced reference maps, as well as new thematic maps on global climate change, sea level rise, CO2 emissions, polar ice fluctuations, deforestation, extreme weather events, infectious diseases, water resources, and energy production.
Author: Robert W. Christopherson
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2009
This spiral-bound geography lab manual is the first in its field to employ Google Earth™ exercises. The Seventh Edition contains newly enhanced stereo pairs and topographical maps, and comes packaged with a handy acetate and stereo lenses.Latitude, Longitude, and Time, Directions and Compass Readings, Map Projections, Map, Reading, and Interpretation, Contours and Topographic Maps, Earth-Sun Relationships, Insolation, and Seasons, Temperature Concepts and Patterns, Earth’s Atmosphere: Pressure Profiles and Pressure Patterns, Atmospheric Humidity, Stability, and Adiabatic Processes, Weather Maps, Water Balance and Water Resources, Global Climate Systems, Plate Tectonics: Global Patterns and Volcanism, Recurrence Intervals for Natural Events, Topographic Analysis: Fluvial Geomorphology, Topographic Analysis: Glacial Geomorphology, Topographic Analysis: Coastal and Arid Geomorphology, Topographic Analysis: Karst Landscapes, Soils, Biomes: Analyzing Global Terrestrial Ecosystems, An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.MARKET: For anyone interested in learning more about geography.
PUBLIC LANDS RANCHING: Is it a harmless, romantic, remnant of the Old West? Or is it the rural West's most destructive influence? Controversy rages & continues to spread. Some are saying this will be the next major environmental struggle in the Western United States. WASTE OF THE WEST is-- & probably will remain--the most complete account of public lands ranching ever assembled. With easy-reading text & more than 1000 photos, drawings, cartoons, graphs, & charts on 600 (8 1/2" x 11") pages, Lynn Jacobs explores every facet of this obscure yet vitally important issue. Chapters: introduce public lands ranching & describe its historic & present situations; detail its economic ("welfare ranching"), political, social/cultural, & (especially) environmental impacts; discuss livestock abuse; take a global livestock-production tour; discredit the many excuses stockmen use to justify their 100-year reign over the rural West; predict the future; present alternatives; & provide many ideas on what people can do to help end this destructive & unjust situation. Final pages offer ideas for activism, contacts, public lands ranching statistics, inspirational quotations, a 500-source bibliography, & a thorough index. WASTE OF THE WEST is for people who care about Nature. As much as an eye-opening educational tool, it is a call to action.