Geology For Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118036778

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Get a rock-solid grasp on geology Geology is the study of the earth's history as well as the physical and chemical processes that continue to shape the earth today. Jobs in the geosciences are expected to increase over the next decade, which will increase geology-related jobs well above average projection for all occupations in the coming years. Geology For Dummies is the most accessible book on the market for anyone who needs to get a handle on the subject, whether you?re looking to supplement classroom learning or are simply interested in earth sciences. Presented in a straightforward, trusted format, it features a thorough introduction to the study of the earth, its materials, and its processes. Tracks to a typical college-level introductory geology course An 8-page color insert includes photos of rocks, minerals, and geologic marvels Covers geological processes; rock records and geologic times; matter, minerals, and rock; and more Geology For Dummies is an excellent classroom supplement for all students who enroll in introductory geology courses, from geology majors to those who choose earth science courses as electives.
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Geology For Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118021525

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 8789

Presents an introduction to geology of the Earth, discussing such topics as plate tectonics, surface processes, the rock cycle, and the geological timeline.
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Geology For Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118036794

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 1106

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Environmental Science For Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111823961X

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 6321

The easy way to score high in Environmental Science Environmental science is a fascinating subject, but some students have a hard time grasping the interrelationships of the natural world and the role that humans play within the environment. Presented in a straightforward format, Environmental Science For Dummies gives you plain-English, easy-to-understand explanations of the concepts and material you'll encounter in your introductory-level course. Here, you get discussions of the earth's natural resources and the problems that arise when resources like air, water, and soil are contaminated by manmade pollutants. Sustainability is also examined, including the latest advancements in recycling and energy production technology. Environmental Science For Dummies is the most accessible book on the market for anyone who needs to get a handle on the topic, whether you're looking to supplement classroom learning or simply interested in learning more about our environment and the problems we face. Presents straightforward information on complex concepts Tracks to a typical introductory level Environmental Science course Serves as an excellent supplement to classroom learning If you're enrolled in an introductory Environmental Science course or studying for the AP Environmental Science exam, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered.
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Archaeology For Dummies

Author: Nancy Marie White

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470457813

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 8642

An objective guide to this fascinating science of history andculture Archaeology continually makes headlines--from recent discoverieslike the frozen Copper-Age man in the Italian Alps to the newestdating of the first people in America at over 14,0000 years ago.Archaeology For Dummies offers a fascinating look at thisintriguing field, taking readers on-site and revealing little-knowndetails about some of the world's greatest archaeologicaldiscoveries. It explores how archaeology attempts to uncover thelives of our ancestors, examining historical dig sites around theworld and explaining theories about ancient human societies. Theguide also offers helpful information for readers who want toparticipate in an excavation themselves, as well as tips forgetting the best training and where to look for jobs.
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Geography For Dummies

Author: Charles A. Heatwole

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111806867X

Category: Science

Page: 386

View: 8249

Geography is more than just trivia, it can help you understand why we import or export certain products, predict climate change, and even show you where to place fire and police stations when planning a city. If you’re curious about the world and want to know more about this fascinating place, Geography For Dummies is a great place to start. Whether you’re sixteen or sixty, this fun and easy guide will help you make more sense of the world you live in. Geography For Dummies gives you the tools to interpret the Earth’s grid, read and interpret maps, and to appreciate the importance and implications of geographical features such as volcanoes and fault lines. Plus, you’ll see how erosion and weathering have and will change the earth’s surface and how it impacts people. You’ll get a firm hold of everything from the physical features of the world to political divisions, population, culture, and economics. You’ll also discover: How you can have a rainforest on one side of a mountain range and a desert on the other How ocean currents help to determine the geography of climates How to choose a good location for a shopping mall How you can properly put the plant to good use in everything you do How climate affects humans and how humans have affected the climate How human population has spread and the impact it has had on our world If you’re mixed up by map symbols or mystified by Mercator projections Geography For Dummies can help you find your bearings. Filled with key insights, easy-to-read maps, and cool facts, this book will expand your understanding of geography and today’s world.
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Astronomy For Dummies

Author: Stephen P. Maran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118376943

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 5828

The fun and easy way to explore the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow introduction to the night sky. Plus, this new edition also gives you the latest theories, explanations, and insights into the basic workings of the universe. Includes updated schedules of coming eclipses of the Sun and Moon and a revised planetary appendix Covers recent discoveries in space, such as water on the Moon and Pluto's demotion from "planet" status Collects new websites, lists of telescope motels, sky-watching guides, and suggestions for beginner's telescopes and suppliers Brings you up-to-speed on the latest social trends and personal technology, such as stargazing mobile apps, NASA video, and the prevalence of "Citizen Science" networks Whether you're an amateur astronomer, space enthusiast, or enrolled in a first year astronomy course, Astronomy For Dummies has you covered.
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Weather For Dummies

Author: John D. Cox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053605

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 4512

What’s going on up there when the rain falls, when the wind blows, when the clouds roll in and the lightning flashes? How do hurricanes arise and where to tornadoes come from? Why do seasonal conditions sometimes vary so much from one year to the next? Our ways of life, our very existences depend on knowing the answers to questions like these. Economies have been wiped out, civilizations have risen and fallen, entire species have come into being or gone extinct because of a temperature shift of just a few degrees, or a brief shortage or glut of rainfall. With so much riding on the weather, it makes you wonder how you’ve lived this long without knowing more about it. Don’t worry it’s never too late to find out about what makes the weather tick. And there’s never been an easier or more enjoyable way to learn than Weather For Dummies. In know time, you’ll know enough of weather basics to be able to: Identify cloud types Make sense of seasonal differences in the weather Understand what causes hurricanes, tornadoes, and other extreme events Make your own weather forecasts Avoid danger during severe weather Understand the global warming debate Get a handle on smog, the greenhouse effect, El Niño, and more Award-winning science writer John D. Cox brings the science of meteorology down to earth and, with the help of dozens of cool maps and charts and stunning photographs of weather conditions, he covers a wide range of fascinating subjects, including: What is weather and how it fits into the entire global ecosystem What goes into making a professional daily weather forecast The basic elements of weather, including air pressure, clouds, and humidity Storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, monsoons, and other extreme forms of weather Seasonal weather effects and why they vary Lightening, rainbows, sundogs, haloes, and other special effects Featuring clear explanations, stunning illustrations, and fun, easy experiments and activities you can do at home , Weather For Dummies is your guide to making sense of the baffling turmoil of the ever-changing skies above.
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MacOS High Sierra For Dummies

Author: Bob LeVitus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119417139

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 3927

From the absolute basics to advanced techniques, this book shows you everything you need to know to turn your Mac into an extension of your brain.
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Basic Geology for Engineers

Author: J. Bundred

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Engineering geology

Page: 252

View: 8471

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Photoshop Elements 8 For Dummies

Author: Barbara Obermeier,Ted Padova

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470579961

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 915

The perennial bestseller is updated and revised throughout for the latest release of Photoshop Elements 8 Richly illustrated in full color, this friendly, easy-to-understand guide provides all the essentials on the latest version of the affordable and popular image-editing program, Photoshop Elements. Get the scoop on using the latest digital imaging tools and techniques to correct color, brightness, and contrast; create postcards, slideshows, and movie files; apply artistic effects to your photos; fix flaws and even remove unwanted elements from your images; and so much more. Use the Organizer on a Windows PC or Adobe Bridge on a Mac to sort, find, tag, and catalog your photos Straighten crooked lines, crop for effect, or fix color, sharpness, red-eye, and contrast Move people or objects in and out of your pictures, change the background, combine multiple images, or replace one color with another Add effects with filters, get creative with type, or play with the drawing and painting tools Tag your photos using People Recognition or by geographical location Turn your photos into postcards, calendars, greeting cards, and photo books with a few simple clicks Import images into Elements from a variety of sources Upload and save images to Photoshop.com Photoshop Elements 8 For Dummies shows you how to make the most of Elements awesome image editing, organization, and photo sharing tools. Whether you’re concerned about color correction and clarity or just want a cool calendar of your kids for the wall, you’ll learn how to do it with this book!
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Tinkercad For Dummies

Author: Shaun C. Bryant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119464412

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 2748

Create in 3D with Tinkercad! If you can dream it, you can create it—using Tinkercad. This free tool gives everyone the power to create 3D models, regardless of your level of experience. With the help of Tinkercad For Dummies, you’ll have the knowledge you need to plan your designs, the know-how to utilize the platform’s drag-and-drop tools to create your design, and the information you need to print or export your designs to use them elsewhere. Tinkercad is for everyone! It’s simple enough to be used by kids and students, but robust enough that an adult could use it to create a complex product prototype. With more than 4 million designs posted in the Tinkercad community, the platform is also popular with teachers around the world. Why not join in on the fun? Create your Tinkercad account and join the community Use the drag-and-drop tools to build 3D images Export your designs to have them 3D printed Learn the principles of great 3D design Tinkercad is truly fun for all ages, and this hands-on guide makes it faster and easier to start using it right away!
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Scotland For Dummies

Author: Barry Shelby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470888709

Category: Travel

Page: 456

View: 1023

Each book covers all the necessary information a beginner needs to know about a particular topic, providing an index for easy reference and using the series' signature set of symbols to clue the reader in to key topics, categorized under such titles as Tip, Remember, Warning!, Technical Stuff and True Story. Original.
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Evolution For Dummies

Author: Greg Krukonis,Tracy Barr

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068243

Category: Science

Page: 362

View: 5195

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Structural Geology

Author: Haakon Fossen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107057647

Category: Science

Page: 510

View: 2305

This market-leading textbook has been updated to include a chapter on joints and veins, additional examples and stunning new photos.
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Geology: A Complete Introduction

Author: David Rothery

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781473601550

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Geology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear English, and then providing added-value features like a glossary of the essential jargon terms, links to useful websites, and even examples of questions you might be asked in a seminar or exam. The book uses a structure chosen to cover the essentials of most school and university courses on Geology. Topics covered include the Earth's structure, earthquakes, plate tectonics, volcanoes, igneous intrusions, metamorphism, weathering, erosion, deposition, deformation, physical resources, past life and fossils, the history of the Earth, Solar System geology, and geological fieldwork. There are useful appendices of minerals, rock names and geological time.
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ASVAB For Dummies

Author: Rod Powers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470922194

Category: Study Aids

Page: 408

View: 6756

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Engineering Geology and Geotechnics

Author: F. G. Bell

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483102297

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 504

View: 5419

Engineering Geology and Geotechnics discusses engineering survey methods. The book is comprised of 12 chapters that cover several concerns in engineering, such as building foundations, slopes, and construction materials. Chapter 1 covers site investigation, while Chapter 2 tackles geophysical exploration. Chapter 3 deals with slope and open excavation, while Chapter 4 discusses subsurface excavation. Foundation for buildings, reservoir, and dams and dam sites are also covered in the book. A chapter then tackles hydrogeology and underground water supply. The text also encompasses river and beach engineering. The last two chapters cover engineering seismology and construction materials. This book will be of great use to researchers, practitioners, and students of engineering.
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GIS For Dummies

Author: Michael N. DeMers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470236825

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 8787

GIS (geographic information system) is a totally cool technology that has been called “geography on steroids.” GIS is what lets you see the schools in your neighborhood or tells you where the nearest McDonald’s is. GIS For Dummies tells you all about mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze patterns such as streets and waterways, and how to generate travel directions, customer location lists, and much more with GIS. Whether you’re in charge of creating GIS applications for your business or you simply love maps, you’ll find GIS For Dummies is packed with information. For example, you can: Learn all the hardware and software necessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS data Explore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps Analyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the results Measure distance in absolute, comparative, and functional ways Recognize how spatial factors relate to geographic data Discover how GIS is used in business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and more Find out how GIS can help you find out where flooding may occur Determine what your organization needs, do appropriate analyses, and actually plan and design a GIS system You’ll find dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses, and even learn to create animated GIS output. Whether your goal is to implement a GIS or just have fun, GIS For Dummies will get you there! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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