Meteorology Today

Autor: C. Donald Ahrens
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
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METEOROLOGY TODAY has for many years been one of the most widely used and authoritative texts for the introductory meteorology course. Each edition is extensively reviewed by leading researchers in the field to ensure that the text remains completely up-to-date and reflects today's current understanding of meteorological concepts. Author Donald Ahrens has been widely praised for his ability to explain relatively complicated ideas so that even under-prepared students can understand them. The text's clear and inviting presentation is supplemented by numerous pedagogical features that help augment students' understanding. Introductory stories found at the beginning of each chapter draws students naturally into the discussion. In-chapter reviews then help students to consolidate their understanding as they read, while four types of end-of-chapter exercises provide opportunities for everything from further review to in-class discussion questions. Graphics are carefully designed and subsequently refined so that the key ideas clearly emerge. Many of the photos in the book are taken by the author and provide unmatched images of dramatic weather phenomena. A unique and popular feature over this title's seven editions has been the foldout cloud chart at the back of the book. A wealth of online resources accompanies METEOROLOGY TODAY, SEVENTH EDITION, allowing professors to integrate striking and illuminative interactive weather exercises into their course. Many of the exercises on the BLUE SKIES CD-ROM packaged FREE with each new copy of the text are tied to downloadable real-time weather data, offering instructors an easy way to bring the exploration of current weather events into the course discussion.

Meteorology Today

Autor: C. Donald Ahrens
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305480627
File Size: 78,34 MB
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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.

Essentials Of Meteorology An Invitation To The Atmosphere

Autor: C. Donald Ahrens
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133171354
File Size: 19,90 MB
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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.

Extreme Weather And Climate

Autor: C. Donald Ahrens
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495118575
File Size: 76,48 MB
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EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATE is a unique textbook solution for the fast-growing market of non-majors science courses focused on extreme weather. With strong foundational coverage of the science of meteorology, EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATE introduces the causes and impacts of extreme weather events and conditions. Students learn the science of meteorology in context of important and often familiar weather events such as Hurricane Katrina and they’ll explore how forecast changes in climate may influence frequency and/or intensity of future extreme weather events. An exciting array of photos and illustrations brings the intensity of weather and its sometimes devastating impact to every chapter. Written by a respected and unique author team, this book blends coverage found in Don Ahrens market-leading texts with insights and technology support contributed by co-author Perry Samson. Professor Samson has developed an Extreme Weather course at the University of Michigan that is the fastest-growing science course at the university. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Exercises For Weather Climate

Autor: Greg Carbone
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134102622
File Size: 58,32 MB
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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.

Earth S Climate

Autor: William F. Ruddiman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0716784904
File Size: 41,54 MB
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'Earth's Climate' summarises the major lessons to be learned from 550 million years of climate changes, as a way of evaluating the climatological impact on and by humans in this century. The book also looks ahead to possible effects during the next several centuries of fossil fuel use.

Living In The Environment Principles Connections And Solutions

Autor: G. Tyler Miller
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133169546
File Size: 57,65 MB
Format: PDF
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Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

How People Learn

Autor: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
File Size: 31,38 MB
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.