Environmental Science

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Barbara W. Murck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119128609

Category: Science

Page: 360

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The only popular study guide available on environmental science This new Wiley Self-Teaching Guide introduces learners to all the basics of environmental science, from air pollution to the water cycle, covering both natural systems and human impacts on the environment. Using quick quizzes and self-tests to reinforce key concepts, Environmental Science walks students through this interdisciplinary topic with clarity and thoroughness. With 125 photographs and illustrations, this book is a unique and valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about-and in preserving-our green home.

Psychology

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Frank J. Bruno

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471323624

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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* A complete course, from brain biology to abnormal psychology * Hundreds of questions and many review tests * Key concepts and terms defined and explained Master key concepts. Answer challenging questions. Prepare for exams. Learn at your own pace. What are the two basic psychological dimensions of emotions? How do you define abnormal behavior? Is extrasensory perception real? What is Viktor Frankl known for? With Psychology: A Self-Teaching Guide, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more. Frank Bruno explains all the major psychological theories and terms in this book, covering perception, motivation, thinking, personality, sensation, intelligence, research methods, and much more. He presents the foundations of psychology and the biology of behavior; explores how children develop into adults and the psychological factors that make us individuals; and examines various mental disorders and the types of therapy used to treat them. The step-by-step, Q&A format of Psychology makes it fully accessible, providing an easily understood, comprehensive overview of the topic. Like the other popular Self-Teaching Guides, Psychology allows you to build gradually on what you have learned-at your own pace. Questions and self-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allow you to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern. Packed with useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume is a valuable learning tool and reference source for anyone who seeks a greater understanding of human behavior.

Geology

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Barbara W. Murck

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471385905

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Take a learning journey through billions of years of Earth history This indispensable guide to the fundamentals of geology is the ideal way to introduce yourself to all the basics, from rocks, minerals, and fossil fuels to earthquakes, volcanoes, and plate tectonics. Using quick quizzes and self-tests to reinforce key concepts, Geology carefully walks you through billions of years of Earth history. Illustrated with more than one hundred specially commissioned illustrations and fifty photographs that help clarify difficult concepts, this easy-to-follow book is an interactive resource for anyone interested in learning more about our planet. Whether you are new to geology or want to refresh and update your knowledge, the proven self-teaching guide approach will allow you to work at your own pace, check your progress, and learn more about this fascinating field of study.

The Field Guide to Geology

Author: David Lambert

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438130058

Category: Geology

Page: 298

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Presents an illustrated field guide to geology that explains the evolution of the Earth.

Geology For Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118021525

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Presents an introduction to geology of the Earth, discussing such topics as plate tectonics, surface processes, the rock cycle, and the geological timeline.

The Geology Book

Author: Dr. John D. Morris

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1614581614

Category: Religion

Page: 80

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Rocks firmly anchored to the ground and rocks floating through space fascinate us. Jewelry, houses, and roads are just some of the ways we use what has been made from geologic processes to advance civilization. Whether scrambling over a rocky beach, or gazing at spectacular meteor showers, we can't get enough of geology! The Geology Bookwill teach you: What really carved the Grand Canyon. How thick the Earth's crust is. The varied features of the Earth's surface - from plains to peaks. How sedimentary deposition occurs through water, wind, and ice. Effects of erosion. Ways in which sediments become sedimentary rock. Fossilization and the age of the dinosaurs. The powerful effects of volcanic activity. Continental drift theory. Radioisotope and carbon dating. Geologic processes of the past. Our planet is a most suitable home. Its practical benefits are also enhanced by the sheer beauty of rolling hills, solitary plains, churning seas and rivers, and majestic mountains - all set in place by processes that are relevant to today's entire population of this spinning rock we call home.

Reading the Rocks

The Autobiography of the Earth

Author: Marcia Bjornerud

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786722053

Category: Science

Page: 256

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To many of us, the Earth’s crust is a relic of ancient, unknowable history. But to a geologist, stones are richly illustrated narratives, telling gothic tales of cataclysm and reincarnation. For more than four billion years, in beach sand, granite, and garnet schists, the planet has kept a rich and idiosyncratic journal of its past. Fulbright Scholar Marcia Bjornerud takes the reader along on an eye-opening tour of Deep Time, explaining in elegant prose what we see and feel beneath our feet. Both scientist and storyteller, Bjornerud uses anecdotes and metaphors to remind us that our home is a living thing with lessons to teach. Containing a glossary and detailed timescale, as well as vivid descriptions and historic accounts, Reading the Rocks is literally a history of the world, for all friends of the Earth.

Geology

A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide

Author: Frank H. T. Rhodes

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864737

Category: Science

Page: 160

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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Geology by Frank H. T. Rhodes, an informative Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press, covers the five billion years of history that have given the earth its present form, including: The earth's relation to the rest of the universe The rocks and minerals of which it is made The effects of glaciers, gravity, volcanoes, and other forces Illustrated in full color, this guide is valuable for everyone interested in our planet, the ultimate basis of our present society.

Understanding Geology Through Maps

Author: Graham Borradaile

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128010932

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 196

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Understanding Geology through Maps guides young professional geologists and students alike in understanding and interpreting the world’s dynamic and varying geological landscapes through the liberal use of visual aids including figures, maps, and diagrams. This highly visual reference introduces the skills of interpreting a geological map and relating it to the morphology of the most important types of geological structure. Thoroughly revised, and with more international examples, it is ideal for use by students with a minimum of tutorial supervision. Maps of geological structures provide all of the realism of a survey map without the huge amount of data often present, so readers can develop or hone their skills without becoming overwhelmed or confused. In particular, emphasis is placed throughout on developing the skill of three-dimensional visualization so important to geologists. Authored by a master geologist with more than 40 years of experience in research and instruction Features more than 130 figures, diagrams, and illustrations—many in full color—to highlight major themes and aid in the retention of key concepts Leads to a broad understanding of Earth’s geology through the use of real and theoretical map Exercises conclude each chapter, making it an ideal tool for self-guided and quick study

Essential Trigonometry

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Tim Hill

Publisher: Questing Vole Press

ISBN: 1937842169

Category: Mathematics

Page: 86

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This no-nonsense guide provides students and self-learners with a clear and readable study of trigonometry's most important ideas. Tim Hill's distraction-free approach combines decades of tutoring experience with the methods of his Russian math teachers. The result: learn in a few days what conventional schools stretch into months. - Teaches general principles that can be applied to a wide variety of problems. - Avoids the mindless and excessive routine computations that characterize conventional textbooks. - Treats trigonometry as a logically coherent discipline, not as a disjointed collection of techniques. - Restores proofs to their proper place to remove doubt, convey insight, and encourage precise logical thinking. - Omits digressions, excessive formalities, and repetitive exercises. - Covers all the trigonometry needed to take a calculus course. - Includes problems (with all solutions) that extend your knowledge rather than merely reinforce it.

Astronomy

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Dinah L. Moché

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781620459904

Category: Science

Page: 362

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For a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner's guide has been completely revised to bring it up to date with the latest discoveries. Updated with the latest, most accurate information, new online resources, and more than 100 new graphics and photos, this Eighth Edition features: ·Website addresses throughout for the best color images and astronomy resources online ·Technical ideas made simple without mathematics ·A beautiful updated full-color, glossy insert with spectacular images ·An interactive format with learning goals, reviews, self-tests, and answers for fast learning

The Practical Geologist

The Introductory Guide to the Basics of Geology and to Collecting and Identifying Rocks

Author: Dougal Dixon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671746979

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Discusses the history of the earth's formation and development, and tells how to search for, identify, and extract rock and mineral samples

How Grammar Works

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Patricia Osborn

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471243885

Category: Reference

Page: 276

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Your English teacher wasn't kidding. Nothing says more about you than your command of language. Here is a quick and easy way to brush up on the intricate system of grammar that powers the English language. The updated and expanded edition of this proven guide is a painless way to master parts of speech, syntax, and all the rules of good usage. Best of all, the self-teaching format enables you to learn at your own pace, when it is convenient for you. Now you can learn to write and speak Standard American English effectively. The task is easier if you have a solid understanding of how and why grammar "works" than if you try to memorize lists of rules. That's why author Patricia Osborn emphasizes grammar in action, taking the rules out of the classroom and into everyday language. She explains the functions performed by the various parts of speech and provides a new glossary of frequently misused word pairs. You'll discover: * How grammar works to make communication clear and effective * Techniques for improving your writing skills * Simple ways to remember the rules and use them in everyday language * The "magic" of word order in an English sentence. Were you daydreaming in your English class? No one will ever have to know. This self-teaching guide takes all the confusion and mystery out of grammar. You'll learn to speak and write with assurance, which is the first step in building confidence in yourself, in your personal life, and in your career.

A Petroleum Geologist's Guide to Seismic Reflection

Author: William Ashcroft

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444397869

Category: Science

Page: 176

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This book is written for advanced earth science students, geologists, petroleum engineers and others who want to get quickly ‘up to speed’ on the interpretation of reflection seismic data. It is a development of material given to students on the MSc course in Petroleum Geology at Aberdeen University and takes the form of a course manual rather than a systematic textbook. It can be used as a self-contained course for individual study, or as the basis for a class programme. The book clarifies those aspects of the subject that students tend to find difficult, and provides insights through practical tutorials which aim to reinforce and deepen understanding of key topics and provide the reader with a measure of feedback on progress. Some tutorials may only involve drawing simple diagrams, but many are computer-aided (PC based) with graphics output to give insight into key steps in seismic data processing or into the seismic response of some common geological scenarios. Part I of the book covers basic ideas and it ends with two tutorials in 2-D structural interpretation. Part II concentrates on the current seismic reflection contribution to reservoir studies, based on 3-D data.

Geology: A Complete Introduction

Author: David Rothery

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781473601550

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Geology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear English, and then providing added-value features like a glossary of the essential jargon terms, links to useful websites, and even examples of questions you might be asked in a seminar or exam. The book uses a structure chosen to cover the essentials of most school and university courses on Geology. Topics covered include the Earth's structure, earthquakes, plate tectonics, volcanoes, igneous intrusions, metamorphism, weathering, erosion, deposition, deformation, physical resources, past life and fossils, the history of the Earth, Solar System geology, and geological fieldwork. There are useful appendices of minerals, rock names and geological time.

Basic Physics

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: K. Kuhn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781948117807

Category:

Page: 214

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Here is the most practical, complete, and easy-to-use book available for understanding physics. Even if you do not consider yourself a science student, this book helps make learning a pleasure.

Timefulness

How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World

Author: Marcia Bjornerud

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691184534

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Why an awareness of Earth’s temporal rhythms is critical to our planetary survival Few of us have any conception of the enormous timescales in our planet’s long history, and this narrow perspective underlies many of the environmental problems we are creating for ourselves. The passage of nine days, which is how long a drop of water typically stays in Earth’s atmosphere, is something we can easily grasp. But spans of hundreds of years—the time a molecule of carbon dioxide resides in the atmosphere—approach the limits of our comprehension. Our everyday lives are shaped by processes that vastly predate us, and our habits will in turn have consequences that will outlast us by generations. Timefulness reveals how knowing the rhythms of Earth’s deep past and conceiving of time as a geologist does can give us the perspective we need for a more sustainable future. Marcia Bjornerud shows how geologists chart the planet’s past, explaining how we can determine the pace of solid Earth processes such as mountain building and erosion and comparing them with the more unstable rhythms of the oceans and atmosphere. These overlapping rates of change in the Earth system—some fast, some slow—demand a poly-temporal worldview, one that Bjornerud calls “timefulness.” She explains why timefulness is vital in the Anthropocene, this human epoch of accelerating planetary change, and proposes sensible solutions for building a more time-literate society. This compelling book presents a new way of thinking about our place in time, enabling us to make decisions on multigenerational timescales. The lifespan of Earth may seem unfathomable compared to the brevity of human existence, but this view of time denies our deep roots in Earth’s history—and the magnitude of our effects on the planet.

Geotours Workbook

A Guide for Exploring Geology and Creating Projects Using Google Earth

Author: M. Scott Wilkerson,M. Beth Wilkerson,Stephen Marshak

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9781324000969

Category: Science

Page: 200

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An easy-to-use workbook that gets your students exploring real-life geology sites in or out of class at a great value!"

Introduction to Astronomy and Cosmology

Author: Ian Morison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118681525

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Introduction to Astronomy & Cosmology is a modern undergraduate textbook, combining both the theory behind astronomy with the very latest developments. Written for science students, this book takes a carefully developed scientific approach to this dynamic subject. Every major concept is accompanied by a worked example with end of chapter problems to improve understanding Includes coverage of the very latest developments such as double pulsars and the dark galaxy. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout Supplementary web site with many additional full colour images, content, and latest developments.

Creation Geology

A Study Guide to Fossils, Formations and the Flood

Author: To Fossils,Felice Gerwitz,Jill Whitlock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781931941099

Category:

Page: 206

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What happens when a well and oil geologist becomes a Christian and a Creation Scientist? She finds the Lord, decides to homeschool, and writes a study guide! Okay, it does not always happen in that order but when Jill Whitlock and Felice Gerwitz met, Jill opened a whole new world to Felice! The result is these study guides. This one especially is amazing since it is in Jill's area of expertise. Flood geology comes alive with the 57-page teaching outline included. Jill has outdone herself in this comprehensive guide. This study includes easy to follow lesson plans for K-12, over 300 activities and experiments, information about radiometric dating, oil and coal formation and Geologic formations and fossils occurred during the time of Noah's Flood, vocabulary list, recommended reading (not necessary to complete this study), math activities, book reviews, reproducible sheets and much more! - Cathy Duffy, "Top 100 and 101 Homeschool Curriculum Picks"