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    The Good Earth: Introduction to Earth Science

    The Good Earth: Introduction to Earth Science Lowest new price: $172.55
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    Author: David A McConnell

    The Good Earth is the product of collaboration between the content rigor provided by Earth Science specialists and the results of research on learning. The Good Earth has been explicitly designed to be compatible with active learning teaching strategies in the college classroom. The structural elements of this text will allow the instructor to incorporate these student-centered teaching methods into their Earth Science course. The authors have tested the book’s content and pedagogy in large Earth Science classes for non-majors that are populated with mostly freshmen. Their experiences show that the materials and methods in The Good Earth can improve students’ learning, increase daily attendance, reduce attrition, and increase students’ enthusiasm in comparison with classes taught following a traditional lecture format. 

    The authors have chosen to emphasize three scientific themes throughout the text: i) scientific literacy; ii) Earth Science and the human experience; and, iii) the science of global change. The discussion of scientific methods is woven into the text throughout. They have included numerous examples of human interaction with the Earth that can serve as entry points for students to appreciate the nature of science. Global change is a theme that is evident in much current Earth Science research so our authors have used global change as a content theme throughout the book.

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    Geostatistical Applications for Precision Agriculture

    Geostatistical Applications for Precision Agriculture Lowest new price: $160.58
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    Brand: M A Oliver

    The aim of this book is to bring together a series of contributions from experts in the field to cover the major aspects of the application of geostatistics in precision agriculture. The focus will not be on theory, although there is a need for some theory to set the methods in their appropriate context. The subject areas identified and the authors selected have applied the methods in a precision agriculture framework. The papers will reflect the wide range of methods available and how they can be applied practically in the context of precision agriculture. This book is likely to have more impact as it becomes increasingly possible to obtain data cheaply and more farmers use onboard digital maps of soil and crops to manage their land. It might also stimulate more software development for geostatistics in PA.

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    Spectrum Geography, Grade 6: World

    Spectrum Geography, Grade 6: World Lowest new price: $4.35
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    Brand: Carson-Dellosa
    Model: 704661

    Winding through purple mountains majesties and amber waves of grain, the standards-based Spectrum Geography: World for grade 6 guides your child’s understanding of ecosystems, world religions, current events, human migration, and more using colorful illustrations and informational text.

    Spectrum Geography is an engaging geography resource that goes beyond land formations and maps―it opens up children’s perspectives through local, national, and global adventures without leaving their seats.

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    Earth: Portrait of a Planet (Fourth Edition)

    Earth: Portrait of a Planet (Fourth Edition) Lowest new price: $85.41
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    Author: Stephen Marshak
    Brand: Unknown

    Innovative and up-to-date―the number one Introduction to Geology textbook.

    The Fourth Edition of Earth: Portrait of a Planet provides the perfect balance between an authoritative, yet accessible text and a stunning narrative art program. This makes it the book of choice for instructors and students, who all have their own diverse styles of both teaching and learning. The Fourth Edition of this best-selling text constitutes a major revision, packed with recent updates and new features such as beautiful and innovative narrative figures, stimulating inquiry-based pedagogy, a tightened core narrative, hundreds of new photographs, and coverage of hot topics, like the March 2011 earthquake/tsunami that devastated Japan, the rare element crisis, the shifting price of oil, and the recent tornado outbreaks.

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    Site Investigation using Resistivity Imaging

    Site Investigation using Resistivity Imaging Lowest new price: $128.01
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    Author: Sahadat Hossain

    Subsurface investigation is the most important phase of any civil engineering construction or development activities. The geologic conditions can be extremely complex, variable, and subject to change with time; soil test borings and in-situ tests are employed to obtain subsoil information. Resistivity Imaging (RI) is a non-destructive, fast and cost-effective method of site investigation and soil characterization.

    Site Investigation using Resistivity Imaging aims to summarize pertinent details of RI in site investigation for geotechnical and geo-environmental applications. It aims to bridge the gap that currently exists between the geotechnical/geo-environmental and geophysical engineering community. The geotechnical and geo-environmental engineers will be able to interpret the geophysical data and utilize the information for their design. It will be a comprehensive handbook for the application of RI in geotechnical and geo-environmental site investigations.


    RILEM Recommendations for the Prevention of Damage by Alkali-Aggregate Reactions in New Concrete Structures: State-of-the-Art Report of the RILEM ... 219-ACS (RILEM State-of-the-Art Reports)

    RILEM Recommendations for the Prevention of Damage by Alkali-Aggregate Reactions in New Concrete Structures: State-of-the-Art Report of the RILEM ... 219-ACS (RILEM State-of-the-Art Reports) Lowest new price: $104.67
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    Brand: Ingramcontent

    This book contains the full set of RILEM Recommendations which have been produced to enable engineers, specifiers and testing houses to design and produce concrete which will not suffer damage arising from alkali reactions in the concrete. There are five recommended test methods for aggregates (designated AAR-1 to AAR-5), and an overall recommendation which describes how these should be used to enable a comprehensive aggregate assessment (AAR-0). Additionally, there are two Recommended International Specifications for concrete (AAR-7.1 & 7.2) and a Preliminary International Specification for dams and other hydro structures (AAR-7.3), which describe how the aggregate assessment can be combined with other measures in the design of the concrete to produce a concrete with a minimised risk of developing damage from alkali-aggregate reactions.

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    • RILEM Recommendations for the Prevention of Damage by Alkali Aggregate Reactions in New Concrete Structures State of the Art Report of the RILEM 219 ACS RILEM State of the Art Reports


    Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?: An MIT Professor Answers Questions on God and Science (Veritas)

    Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?: An MIT Professor Answers Questions on God and Science (Veritas) Lowest new price: $10.00
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    Author: Ian Hutchinson

    Plasma physicist Ian Hutchinson has been asked hundreds of questions about faith and science:

    • What is faith and what is science? Are they compatible?
    • Are there realities science cannot explain?
    • Are miracles ruled out by science?
    • Is God's existence a scientific question?
    • Is the Bible consistent with the modern scientific understanding of the universe?
    • How did the universe begin?
    • How could a good God permit so much suffering in the world?
    • Are there scientific reasons to believe in God?
    In this comprehensive volume, Hutchinson answers a full range of inquiries with sound scientific insights and measured Christian perspective. Without minimizing challenging questions, he explores how science and Christianity are mutually supportive and intellectually consistent. Both God and science truthfully address our curiosity and destiny. Find answers to your deepest questions.

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    Focus on Geology Preliminary edition

    Focus on Geology Preliminary edition Lowest new price: $53.94
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    Author: Dr. Karen M. Kortz

    This Physical Geology textbook uses cutting edge research to guide the creation of carefully structured pages that cover topics commonly taught in introductory physical geology courses. The book is focused around images and emphasizes the key concepts.

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    Annals of the Former World

    Annals of the Former World Lowest new price: $14.15
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    Author: John McPhee
    Brand: Farrar Straus Giroux

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion years

    Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States, he planned to describe a cross section of North America at about the fortieth parallel and, in the process, come to an understanding not only of the science but of the style of the geologists he traveled with. The structure of the book never changed, but its breadth caused him to complete it in stages, under the overall title Annals of the Former World.

    Like the terrain it covers, Annals of the Former World tells a multilayered tale, and the reader may choose one of many paths through it. As clearly and succinctly written as it is profoundly informed, this is our finest popular survey of geology and a masterpiece of modern nonfiction.

    Annals of the Former World is the winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.

    In 1978 New Yorker magazine staff writer John McPhee set out making notes for an ambitious project: a geological history of North America, centered, for the sake of convenience, on the 40th parallel, a history that encompasses billions of years. In 1981 he published the first of the four books that would come from his research: Basin and Range, a study of the mountainous lands between the Rockies and the Sierra Nevadas. Two years later came In Suspect Terrain, a grand overview of the Appalachian mountain system. In 1986 McPhee released Rising from the Plains, a history of the Rocky Mountains set largely in Wyoming. And in 1993 came Assembling California, a survey of the area geologists find to be a laboratory of volcanic and tectonic processes, a place where geology can be watched in the making. Annals of the Former World gathers these four volumes, which McPhee always conceived of as a whole, to make that epic of the Earth's formation; to it he adds a fifth book, Crossing the Craton, which introduces the continent's ancient core, underlying what is now Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska.

    McPhee's great virtue as a journalist covering the sciences--and any other of the countless subjects he has taken on, for that matter--is his ability to distill and explain complex matters: here, for example, the processes of mineral deposition or of plate tectonics. He does so by allowing geologists to speak for themselves and an entertaining lot they are, those sometimes odd men and women who puzzle out the landscape for clues to its most ancient past. Annals of the Former World is a magisterial work of popular science for which geologists--and devotees of good writing--will be grateful. --Gregory McNamee

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    The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet

    The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet Lowest new price: $11.78
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    Author: Robert M. Hazen
    Brand: Penguin Books

    Hailed by The New York Times for writing “with wonderful clarity about science . . . that effortlessly teaches as it zips along,” nationally bestselling author Robert M. Hazen offers a radical new approach to Earth history in this intertwined tale of the planet’s living and nonliving spheres. With an astrobiologist’s imagination, a historian’s perspective, and a naturalist’s eye, Hazen calls upon twenty-first-century discoveries that have revolutionized geology and enabled scientists to envision Earth’s many iterations in vivid detail—from the mile-high lava tides of its infancy to the early organisms responsible for more than two-thirds of the mineral varieties beneath our feet. Lucid, controversial, and on the cutting edge of its field, The Story of Earth is popular science of the highest order.

    "A sweeping rip-roaring yarn of immense scope, from the birth of the elements in the stars to meditations on the future habitability of our world." -Science

    "A fascinating story." -Bill McKibben

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