The Sixth Extinction

Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408851210
Size: 52.81 MB
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The Sixth Extinction. A major book about the future of the world, blending natural history, field reporting and the history of ideas and into a powerful account of the mass extinction happening today

The Selfish Gene

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192860927
Size: 46.47 MB
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The Selfish Gene. An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit

Harcourt Science

Author: Marjorie Slavick Frank
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin School
ISBN: 9780153112089
Size: 33.17 MB
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Harcourt Science. Adopted by Rowan/Salisbury Schools.

Silent Spring

Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618249060
Size: 21.62 MB
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Silent Spring. Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

Understanding The Changing Planet

Author: Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309150752
Size: 16.80 MB
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Understanding The Changing Planet . From the oceans to continental heartlands, human activities have altered the physical characteristics of Earth's surface. With Earth's population projected to peak at 8 to 12 billion people by 2050 and the additional stress of climate change, it is more important than ever to understand how and where these changes are happening. Innovation in the geographical sciences has the potential to advance knowledge of place-based environmental change, sustainability, and the impacts of a rapidly changing economy and society. Understanding the Changing Planet outlines eleven strategic directions to focus research and leverage new technologies to harness the potential that the geographical sciences offer.

Natural Hazards

Author: Edward A. Keller
Publisher: Pearson Education Canada
ISBN: 0133542246
Size: 26.86 MB
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Natural Hazards. Note: If you are purchasing an electronic version, MasteringGeology does not come automatically with it. To purchase MasteringGeology, please visit www.masteringgeology.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text and MasteringGeology by searching for ISBN 0133564878. Natural Hazards focuses on hazards as the interface between humanity and its needs for space and resources, as well as on the ongoing geologic processes of Earth and features many new Canadian examples and discussions while retaining the best U.S. and international illustrations. The third Canadian edition strikes an ideal balance between the scientific and the human aspects of natural hazards, combining basic scientific principles within a solid social framework.

Lunar Sourcebook

Author: Grant Heiken
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521334440
Size: 24.11 MB
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Lunar Sourcebook. The only work to date to collect data gathered during the American and Soviet missions in an accessible and complete reference of current scientific and technical information about the Moon.

The Cultural Landscape

Author: James M. Rubenstein
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134286278
Size: 54.72 MB
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The Cultural Landscape. For courses in Human Geography. Strengthening readers’ connection to geography through active, discovery-based learning Trusted for its timeliness, readability, and sound pedagogy, The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography emphasizes the relevance of geographic concepts to human challenges. The relationship between globalization and diversity is woven throughout; Rubenstein addresses these themes with a clear organization and presentation that engages students and appeals to instructors. The Twelfth Edition challenges readers to apply geography tools and techniques to their local environments, bridging the global and the local, and getting students to interact with their local geography.New applied activities and debate features as well as integration of BBC videos into eText 2.0, further strengthens readers’ ties to the geography all around them. Also Available with MasteringGeography™ This title is also available with MasteringGeography–an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringGeography does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringGeography search for: 0134206142 / 9780134206141 Cultural Landscape, The: An Introduction to Human Geography Plus MasteringGeography with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134206231 / 9780134206233 Cultural Landscape, The: An Introduction to Human Geography 0134245482 / 9780134245485 MasteringGeography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography

Teaching And Learning About Science

Author: Derek Hodson
Publisher: Sense Pub
ISBN: 9789460910517
Size: 30.94 MB
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Teaching And Learning About Science. Findings generated by recent research in science education, international debate on the guiding purposes of science education and the nature of scientific and technological literacy, official and semi-official reports on science education (including recommendations from prestigious organizations such as AAAS and UNESCO), and concerns expressed by scientists, environmentalists and engineers about current science education provision and the continuing low levels of scientific attainment among the general population, have led to some radical re-thinking of the nature of the science curriculum. There has been a marked shift of rhetorical emphasis in the direction of considerations of the nature of science, model-based reasoning, inquiry-based learning, scientific argumentation and the use of language-rich learning experiences (reading, writing, talking) to enhance concept acquisition and development. These findings, arguments and pronouncements seem to point very clearly in the direction of regarding science education as a study of scientific practice. This book presents a comprehensive, research-based account of how such a vision could be assembled into a coherent curriculum and presented to students in ways that are meaningful, motivating and successful. The author takes what might be described as an anthropological approach in which scientists are studied as a socially, economically and politically important community of people. This group has its own distinctive language, body of knowledge, investigative methods, history, traditions, norms and values, each of which can be studied explicitly, systematically and reflectively. This particular approach was chosen for the powerful theoretical overview it provides and for its motivational value, especially for students from sociocultural groups currently under-served by science education and under-represented in science. The book, which is both timely and important, is written for teachers, student teachers, graduate students in education, teacher educators, curriculum developers and those responsible for educational policy. It has the potential to impact very substantially on both pre-service and inservice science teacher education programmes and to shift school science education practice strongly in the direction currently being advocated by prominent science educators. The author is Emeritus Professor of Science Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Adjunct Professor of Science Education at the University of Auckland, and Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong. His major research interests include: history, philosophy & sociology of science and its implications for science education; STSE education and the politicization of science education; science curriculum history; multicultural and antiracist education; and science teacher education via action research.

Reaching Students

Author: Linda Kober
Publisher: National Academy Press
ISBN: 9780309300438
Size: 62.59 MB
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Reaching Students. The undergraduate years are a turning point in producing scientifically literate citizens and future scientists and engineers. Evidence from research about how students learn science and engineering shows that teaching strategies that motivate and engage students will improve their learning. So how do students best learn science and engineering? Are there ways of thinking that hinder or help their learning process? Which teaching strategies are most effective in developing their knowledge and skills? And how can practitioners apply these strategies to their own courses or suggest new approaches within their departments or institutions? "Reaching Students" strives to answer these questions. "Reaching Students" presents the best thinking to date on teaching and learning undergraduate science and engineering. Focusing on the disciplines of astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, and physics, this book is an introduction to strategies to try in your classroom or institution. Concrete examples and case studies illustrate how experienced instructors and leaders have applied evidence-based approaches to address student needs, encouraged the use of effective techniques within a department or an institution, and addressed the challenges that arose along the way. The research-based strategies in "Reaching Students" can be adopted or adapted by instructors and leaders in all types of public or private higher education institutions. They are designed to work in introductory and upper-level courses, small and large classes, lectures and labs, and courses for majors and non-majors. And these approaches are feasible for practitioners of all experience levels who are open to incorporating ideas from research and reflecting on their teaching practices. This book is an essential resource for enriching instruction and better educating students.