Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition

Author: Jack O'Gorman

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838912125

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 8103

Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.

Goode's World Atlas

Author: Rand McNally

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133864649

Category: Reference

Page: 372

View: 7417

For all geography courses. Expand your geographic literacy with the gold standard in academic atlases Goode's World Atlas by Rand McNally helps students navigate through global and regional landscapes with ease. With color-coded headings and charts, brief introductions to each section, and more than 60 new reference and thematic maps, the 23rd edition gives you a comprehensive view of the world and its changing population and physical characteristics. Available soon in Pearson eText and Pearson Custom Library formats. Goode's World Atlas has been the world's premiere educational atlas since 1923, evolving with the world that shapes its content, and allowing for a deeper, more global understanding of geography.

International Studies

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Global Issues

Author: Sheldon Anderson,Mark Allen Peterson,Stanley W. Toops,Jeanne A. K. Hey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0813349338

Category: Political Science

Page: 472

View: 1913

This core text is the first to provide a much-needed interdisciplinary approach to international studies. Emphasizing the interconnected nature of history, geography, anthropology, economics, and political science, International Studies details the methodologies and subject matter of each discipline then applies these discipline lenses to seven regions: Europe; East Asia and the Pacific; South and Central Asia; sub-Saharan Africa; the Middle East and North Africa; Latin America; and North America. This disciplinary and regional combination provides an indispensable, cohesive framework for understanding global issues. The fully updated fourth edition includes four new global issues chapters: The Refugee Crisis in Europe; The Syrian Civil War and the Rise of the Islamic State; Global Climate Change; and The Globalization of Modern Sports.

Charting the World

Geography and Maps from Cave Paintings to GPS with 21 Activities

Author: Richard Panchyk

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569769184

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9821

Maps have been a part of human culture since the days of scratching on cave walls, and this richly illustrated history chronicles the road from simple diagrams used to avoid danger to the complex, navigational charts used today. Displaying an array of historic atlases and a variety of cartography styles, this book allows young readers to test their map-reading skills while discovering the intricate beauty and the wealth of information held within. Geographical concepts are spotlighted through an assortment of guided activities--including finding the elevation of hills, plotting a course with a magnetic compass, creating three-dimensional land models using a contour map, and performing a plot survey. Drawing the conclusion that the study of geography and maps is crucial to understanding an ever-changing planet, this handbook discloses the ways in which technological advances in cartography can further discussions on climate change, warfare, environmental conservation, population growth, and other timely topics.

Goode's World Atlas

Author: Howard Veregin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780528877544

Category: Reference

Page: 400

View: 5870

Goode's World Atlas Hardbound, 22nd Edition, Reflects World Changes, Hundreds of physical, political and thematic maps, as well as graphs, tables and a pronunciation index, 400 Pages, RMC Catalog #528-87754-2

Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

An Interdisciplinary, Multicultural Approach, Seventh Edition

Author: Pamela J. Farris

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478628901

Category: Education

Page: 649

View: 8472

The latest edition of Pamela Farris’s popular, value-priced text continues to
offer pre- and in-service teachers creative strategies and proven techniques sensitive to the needs of all elementary and middle school learners. Coverage includes the C3 Framework and the four sets of learning from the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Farris, together with contributors who specialize in implementing successful teaching methods and theories, demonstrate how classroom teachers can excite and inspire their students to be engaged learners.

Earth's Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features [2 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features

Author: Joyce A. Quinn,Susan L. Woodward

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610694465

Category: Nature

Page: 877

View: 1630

This unusual encyclopedia brings together in-depth information on more than 450 natural geographic features from around the world and offers an array of creative tools to promote critical thinking and classroom discussion. • Provides a one-stop reference for students of geography and environmental and earth sciences • Offers global coverage of diverse features, whether terrestrial, aquatic, geological, ecological, or physiographic • Includes an overview of the various kinds of landforms of the world, how they are formed, and how they continue to change over time • Explains each feature's origins and significance, as well as major environmental issues in which it's involved • Indicates the importance of features to the development of Western science and contemporary scientific thought in fields such as evolutionary biology, paleontology, plate tectonics, and climate change • Features a "Top 10s Appendix" to provoke student interest through statistics such as the tallest mountains, largest lakes, and longest rivers

Goode's World Atlas

Author: Rand McNally and Company

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780321652003

Category: Reference

Page: 400

View: 4662

Goode's World Atlas has been the world's premiere educational atlas since 1923, and for good reason. It features over 250 pages of maps, from definitive physical and political maps to important thematic maps that illustrate the spatial aspects of many important topics. The 22nd Edition includes 160 pages of new, digitally produced reference maps, as well as new thematic maps on global climate change, sea level rise, CO2 emissions, polar ice fluctuations, deforestation, extreme weather events, infectious diseases, water resources, and energy production.

Die Macht der Geographie

Wie sich Weltpolitik anhand von 10 Karten erklären lässt

Author: Tim Marshall

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428562

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7079

Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flüsse, Meere, Wüsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverständlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollständiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Großfürsten über Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Großen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Häfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut für die Marine. Die nordeuropäische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grönland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.

Physische Geographie

Author: Tom L. McKnight,Darrel Hess

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827373366

Category:

Page: 861

View: 9564

Goode's World Atlas

Author: John C. Hudson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 371

View: 9547

Features include: - Eight political maps of the continents, the U.S., and Canada - Environmental maps, world wildlife distribution, and forests. - 30,000-entry pronunciation guide and 109-page index.

Goode's world atlas

Author: J. Paul Goode

Publisher: Rand McNally & Company

ISBN: 9780528831270

Category: Reference

Page: 367

View: 3273

Goode's World Atlas

Author: Joel L. Morrison

Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Atlases

Page: 367

View: 7080

Maps provide information on world politics, climate, vegetation, soil, population, gross national products, languages, religion, health, agriculture, natural resources, industry, major cities, and the ocean floor.

Goode's World Atlas

Author: John Paul Goode

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Atlases

Page: 288

View: 2224

Applied Physical Geography

Geosystems in the Laboratory

Author: Robert W. Christopherson,Charles E. Thomsen

Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 8099

This spiral-bound geography lab manual is the first in its field to employ Google Earth™ exercises. The Seventh Edition contains newly enhanced stereo pairs and topographical maps, and comes packaged with a handy acetate and stereo lenses.Latitude, Longitude, and Time, Directions and Compass Readings, Map Projections, Map, Reading, and Interpretation, Contours and Topographic Maps, Earth-Sun Relationships, Insolation, and Seasons, Temperature Concepts and Patterns, Earth’s Atmosphere: Pressure Profiles and Pressure Patterns, Atmospheric Humidity, Stability, and Adiabatic Processes, Weather Maps, Water Balance and Water Resources, Global Climate Systems, Plate Tectonics: Global Patterns and Volcanism, Recurrence Intervals for Natural Events, Topographic Analysis: Fluvial Geomorphology, Topographic Analysis: Glacial Geomorphology, Topographic Analysis: Coastal and Arid Geomorphology, Topographic Analysis: Karst Landscapes, Soils, Biomes: Analyzing Global Terrestrial Ecosystems, An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.MARKET: For anyone interested in learning more about geography.

Geosystems

An Introduction to Physical Geography

Author: Robert W. Christopherson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136005988

Category: Science

Page: 687

View: 9591

Geosystems, 7/e fully defines physical geography by offering the latest science in an Earth systems organization. With its detailed remote sensing imagery, excellent cartography, and photography along side a student-friendly technology package, the book offers a one-of-a-kind study of Physical Geography. Using the latest in satellite imagery and current statistical information, this book covers such topics as: the energy-atmosphere system; the water, weather, and climate systems; the earth-atmosphere interface; and soils, ecosystems, and biomes.

World Atlas of Natural Disaster Risk

Author: Peijun Shi,Roger Kasperson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662454300

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 3383

This is the first English-language atlas to systematically introduce the environment, hazard, vulnerability and risk mapping for 11 natural disasters, i.e. earthquake, volcano, landslide, flood, storm surge, sand-dust storm, tropical cyclone, heat wave, cold wave, drought and wildfire, and risk mapping for multi-hazard disaster in the world. The above 11 hazards are assessed and mapped at grid unit, comparable-geographic unit and national unit, and the multi-hazard is assessed and mapped at grid unit and national unit. The expected annual mortality and/or affected population risks and expected annual economic loss and/or affected property risk of 11 hazards and multi-hazard of the world at national level are unprecedentedly derived and ranked. The atlas can be a good reference for researchers and students in the field of natural disaster risk management and risk governance, and enterpriser and risk manager as well to understand the global natural disaster risk. Prof. Peijun Shi works at Beijing Normal University, China; Prof. Roger Kasperson works at Clark University, USA.