Wiley National Geographic College Atlas of the World

Wiley National Geographic College Atlas of the World
Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.),Harm J. de Blij
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-01-02
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wiley National Geographic College Atlas of the World Book Excerpt:

* 90 pages of stunning world thematic maps cover the vital natural and human topics of today. * Striking satellite images open each continent. * Oceans are mapped from coast to coast, revealing incredible illustrations of depth and seafloor topography. * Each continent receives special economic coverage assessing regional and global activity. * A place-name index includes 55,000 entries. * Extensive "World Facts" section comprises demographic and socioeconomic information, geographic comparisons, and a glossary.

National Geographic Atlas of the World College 2nd Edition with EarthPulse 2nd Edition Set

National Geographic Atlas of the World College 2nd Edition with EarthPulse 2nd Edition Set
Author: U. S. National Geographic Society Staff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-12-04
ISBN: 9781118057797
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Geographic Atlas of the World College 2nd Edition with EarthPulse 2nd Edition Set Book Excerpt:

The World Today

The World Today
Author: H. J. de Blij,Peter O. Muller,Jan Nijman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2010-10-04
ISBN: 0470646381
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Today Book Excerpt:

Anyone interested in learning about geographic concepts will appreciate this concise book that highlights the most important concepts. The fifth edition presents authoritative content, currency, and outstanding cartography. It continues to build on its strength for understanding maps with the help of additional question types. New coauthor Jan Nijman also helps provide a current view of the field. With its up-to-date information and accessible introduction, this book is engaging for any reader.

Encyclopedia of Geography

Encyclopedia of Geography
Author: Barney Warf
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 3560
Release: 2010-09-21
ISBN: 1452265178
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Geography Book Excerpt:

Simply stated, geography studies the locations of things and the explanations that underlie spatial distributions. Profound forces at work throughout the world have made geographical knowledge increasingly important for understanding numerous human dilemmas and our capacities to address them. With more than 1,200 entries, the Encyclopedia of Geography reflects how the growth of geography has propelled a demand for intermediaries between the abstract language of academia and the ordinary language of everyday life. The six volumes of this encyclopedia encapsulate a diverse array of topics to offer a comprehensive and useful summary of the state of the discipline in the early 21st century. Key Features Gives a concise historical sketch of geography's long, rich, and fascinating history, including human geography, physical geography, and GIS Provides succinct summaries of trends such as globalization, environmental destruction, new geospatial technologies, and cyberspace Decomposes geography into the six broad subject areas: physical geography; human geography; nature and society; methods, models, and GIS; history of geography; and geographer biographies, geographic organizations, and important social movements Provides hundreds of color illustrations and images that lend depth and realism to the text Includes a special map section Key Themes Physical Geography Human Geography Nature and Society Methods, Models, and GIS People, Organizations, and Movements History of Geography This encyclopedia strategically reflects the enormous diversity of the discipline, the multiple meanings of space itself, and the diverse views of geographers. It brings together the diversity of geographical knowledge, making it an invaluable resource for any academic library.

Human Geography

Human Geography
Author: Erin H. Fouberg,Alexander B. Murphy,Harm J. de Blij
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2009-01-27
ISBN: 0470382589
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Geography Book Excerpt:

Human Geography gets general readers to think geographically across scale and across a wide range of geographical phenomena and global issues. All concepts and themes are touched on with the historical background one would expect, but also with current examples to make the reading more relevant. The content is written in such a way that it is approachable and appealing. It includes all of the important themes in a succinct and engaging narrative style that can easily be understood. From the Field boxes and opening vignettes help anyone who has not personally traveled much of the world. General readers will also find the latest data as they build their understanding of important concepts.

Globalization

Globalization
Author: George Ritzer,Paul Dean
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN: 1118687124
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization Book Excerpt:

Updated to reflect recent global developments, the second edition of Globalization: A Basic Text presents an up-to-date introduction to major trends and topics relating to globalization studies. Features updates and revisions in its accessible introduction to key theories and major topics in globalization Includes an enhanced emphasis on issues relating to global governance, emerging technology, global flows of people, human trafficking, global justice movements, and global environmental sustainability Utilizes a unique set of metaphors to introduce and explain the highly complex nature of globalization in an engaging and understandable manner Offers an interdisciplinary approach to globalization by drawing from fields that include sociology, global political economy, political science, international relations, geography, and anthropology Written by an internationally recognized and experienced author team

The Complete Guide to Article Writing

The Complete Guide to Article Writing
Author: Naveed Saleh
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN: 1599637529
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Guide to Article Writing Book Excerpt:

Master the art of article writing! The world of journalism is changing rapidly, and the modern journalist needs more than a basic knowledge of article writing to navigate it. The Complete Guide to Article Writing provides a compass for freelancers and students of journalism looking to write successfully on a wide variety of topics and for many different markets--both in print and online. From researching and interviewing to writing features, reviews, news articles, opinion pieces, and even blog posts, this one-stop guide will illuminate the intricacies of article writing so you can produce entertaining, informative, and salable articles. • Learn how to write coherently, cohesively, and concisely. • Choose the proper structure for the article you want to write. • Weave narrative and fact seamlessly into your pieces. • Develop your freelance platform with the latest in social media outlets. • Pitch your ideas like a pro. • Develop a professional relationship with editors. • And much more! Modern journalism can be a treacherous terrain, but with The Complete Guide to Article Writing as your companion, you'll not only survive the journey--you'll be able to write pieces that inform, entertain, inspire, delight--and sell!

Books for Junior College Libraries

Books for Junior College Libraries
Author: American Library Association
Publsiher: Chicago : American Library Association
Total Pages: 452
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Books for Junior College Libraries Book Excerpt:

Indexed entries geared to meeting the educational needs of a junior college in the fields of liberal arts and related studies

Student Atlas of Anthropology

Student Atlas of Anthropology
Author: John Logan Allen,Audrey C. Shalinsky
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Student Atlas of Anthropology Book Excerpt:

The Student Atlas of Anthropology contains 118 full-color maps. Prepared jointly by professors of geography and anthropology, the collection is both unique and comprehensive in its scope. It displays the human past and its evolution to the present day in relationship to the physical world. In the maps on these pages, students can go beyond their textbooks and actually see the interplay of physical geographical features/environmental patterns and human biological, archaeological, linguistic, and cultural development.

Environment

Environment
Author: Peter H. Raven,Linda R. Berg,David M. Hassenzahl
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2012-12-17
ISBN: 0470945702
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environment Book Excerpt:

"Raven's 8th edition of Environment offers more detailed content than the Visualizing text for a better understanding and integration of the core environmental systems and to view and analyze the role those systems play. Shorter, but still comprehensive coverage focuses on ethical decision making and key local environmental science issues, requiring readers to think critically about the course material outside of the classroom. Other features include brief text in the comprehensive segment; extensive chapter pedagogy to help reinforce the systems approach; more opportunities to think critically about the how systems intersect and fit together; and new data interpretation questions at the end of each chapter"--

OUR FRAGILE WORLD Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development Volume II

OUR FRAGILE WORLD  Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development   Volume II
Author: M. K. Tolba
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 2263
Release: 2001-08-23
ISBN: 0953494470
Category: Sustainable agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OUR FRAGILE WORLD Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development Volume II Book Excerpt:

This publication, Our Fragile World: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development presents perspectives of several important subjects that are covered in greater detail and depth in the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). The contributions to the two volumes provide an integrated presentation of knowledge and worldviews related to the state of: Earth's natural resources, social resources, institutional resources, and economic and financial resources. They present the vision and thinking of over 200 authors in support of efforts to solve the complex problems connected with sustainable development, and to secure perennial life support on "The Blue Planet'. These contributions are holistic, informative, forward looking, and will be of interest to a broad readership. This volume presents contributions with focus on the Economic and Institutional Dimensions of Sustainable Development in two sections: KNOWLEDGE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MANAGEMENT (Knowledge; Technology and Management ; Economics; Finance and trade). – POLICY AND INSITUTIONAL IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (Policy Issues; Institutional implications; Regional Analysis).

Why Geography Matters

Why Geography Matters
Author: Harm de Blij
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-08-17
ISBN: 0199977259
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Geography Matters Book Excerpt:

In recent years our world has seen transformations of all kinds: intense climate change accompanied by significant weather extremes; deadly tsunamis caused by submarine earthquakes; unprecedented terrorist attacks; costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; a terrible and overlooked conflict in Equatorial Africa costing millions of lives; an economic crisis threatening the stability of the international system. Is there some way we can get our minds around these disparate global upheavals, to grasp these events and their interconnections, and place our turbulent world in a more understandable light? Acclaimed author Harm de Blij answers this question with one word: geography. In this revised edition of the immensely popular and influential Why Geography Matters, de Blij tackles topics from the burgeoning presence of China to the troubling disarray of the European Union, from the dangerous nuclear ambitions of North Korea to the revolutionary Arab Spring. By improving our understanding of the world's geography, de Blij shows, we can better respond to the events around us, and better prepare ourselves to face the global challenges ahead. Peppering his writing with anecdotes from his own professional travels, de Blij expands upon his original argument, offering an updated work that is as engaging as it is eye-opening. Casual students of geography and professional policy-makers alike will benefit from this stimulating and crucial perspective on geography and the way it shapes our world's events. America, de Blij warns, has become the world's most geographically illiterate society of consequence. Indeed, despite increasing global interconnectivity and rapid change, Americans seem to be less informed and less knowledgeable about the rest of the world than ever. In this compelling volume, de Blij shows why this dispiriting picture must change, and change now.

Geographic Information Systems and Science

Geographic Information Systems and Science
Author: Paul A. Longley,Michael F. Goodchild,David J. Maguire,David W. Rhind
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 517
Release: 2005-04-15
ISBN: 9780470870006
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geographic Information Systems and Science Book Excerpt:

Features a five part structure covering: Foundations; Principles; Techniques; Analysis; and Management and Policy. This book includes chapters on Distributed GIS, Map Production, Geovisualization, Modeling, and Managing GIS. It offers coverage of such topics as: GIS and the New World Order; security, health and well being; and the greening of GIS.

Mission to Earth

Mission to Earth
Author: Nicholas M. Short
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 459
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Astronautics in earth sciences
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mission to Earth Book Excerpt:

The accompanying teacher's guide is specifically designed to provide information and suggestions for using LANDSAT imagery to teach basic concepts in several content areas. Content areas include: (1) Earth science and geology; (2) environmental studies; (3) geography; and (4) social and urban studies.

Suggestions to Authors of the Reports of the United States Geological Survey

Suggestions to Authors of the Reports of the United States Geological Survey
Author: Geological survey (États-Unis).
Publsiher: Interior Department
Total Pages: 289
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suggestions to Authors of the Reports of the United States Geological Survey Book Excerpt:

The Publishers Trade List Annual

The Publishers  Trade List Annual
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Publishers Trade List Annual Book Excerpt:

Cumulative Book Index

Cumulative Book Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cumulative Book Index Book Excerpt:

The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cumulative Book Index Book Excerpt:

A world list of books in the English language.

Volcanic Processes

Volcanic Processes
Author: Flavio Dobran
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461506476
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Volcanic Processes Book Excerpt:

Volcanic eruptions are fascinating manifestations of the Earth's dynamic inte rior which has been cooling for the past several billion years. The planets of the solar system originated some 4.5 billion years ago from the same gas and dust cloud created by the big bang. Some of the gas collapsed by the gravitational force to form the Sun at the center, while the whirling disk of gas and dust around the Sun subsequently cooled and lumped together to form larger and larger lumps of materials or planetesimals. These planetesimals collided fre quently and violently and in the process liberated heat that melted the material in them. With time this material gradually cooled and formed the planets of the solar system. During the second half of the twentieth century the theory of plate tectonics of the Earth became established and demonstrated that our planet is covered with six large and many small plates of the lithosphere. These plates move over a highly viscous lower part of the Earth's upper mantle and contain the continental and oceanic crusts. The lower mantle extends below the upper mantle until it meets the core that is more than half the diameter of the entire globe (12,740 km). The inner core consists mostly of iron and its temperature is about 5000 kelvin, whereas the liquid outer core is turbulent, rotates faster than the mantle, consists primarily of iron, and is the source of the Earth's magnetic field.

Student Atlas of World Geography

Student Atlas of World Geography
Author: John L. Allen
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004-06
ISBN: 9780072998467
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Student Atlas of World Geography Book Excerpt:

The Student Atlas series combines full-color maps and data sets to introduce students to the importance of the connections between geography and other areas of study such as world politics, environmental issues, and economic development. These thematic atlases will give students a clear picture of the recent agricultural, industrial, demographic, environmental, economic, and political changes in every world region.