Teaching Geography 3-11

Teaching Geography 3-11

David Owen, Alison Ryan - Teaching Geography 3-11
Publisher: Continuum | 2002-03 | ISBN: 082645111X | PDF | 192 pages | 24.46 MB

This text on teaching geography for students learning to teach in primary schools covers all areas, including such issues as equal opportunities and how to be a subject coordinator in a school.


A Very Short Introduction

Geography: A Very Short Introduction

Geography: A Very Short Introduction By John A. Matthews, David T. Herbert
Publisher: OUP 2008 | 201 Pages | ISBN: 0199211280 | PDF | 2 MB

Modern Geography has come a long way from its historical roots in exploring foreign lands, and simply mapping and naming the regions of the world. Spanning both physical and human Geography, the discipline today is unique as a subject which can bridge the divide between the sciences and the humanities, and between the environment and our society. Using wide-ranging examples from global warming and oil, to urbanization and ethnicity, this Very Short Introduction paints a broad picture of the current state of Geography, its subject matter, concepts and methods, and its strengths and controversies. The book's conclusion is no less than a manifesto for Geography's future.


Environmental Communication

Environmental Communication. Second Edition: Skills and Principles for Natural Resource Managers, Scientists, and Engineers

Environmental Communication. Second Edition: Skills and Principles for Natural Resource Managers, Scientists, and Engineers.
Springer; 2nd ed. edition (June 9, 2010) | ISBN: 9048139864 | 310 pages | PDF | 2.6 MB

Environmental professionals can no longer simply publish research in technical journals. Informing the public is now a critical part of the job. Environmental Communication demonstrates, step by step, how it’s done, and is an essential guide for communicating complex information to groups not familiar with scientific material. It addresses the entire communications process, from message planning, audience analysis and media relations to public speaking - skills a good communicator must master for effective public dialogue. Environmental Communication provides all the knowledge and tools you need to reach your target audience in a persuasive and highly professional manner.

"This book will certainly help produce the skills for environmental communications sorely needed for industry, government and non-profit groups as well as an informed public". Sol P. Baltimore, Director, Environmental Communications and Adjunct faculty, Hazardous Waste management program, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

"All environmental education professionals agree that the practice of good communications is essential for the success of any program. This book provides practical skills for this concern". Ju Chou, Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Environmental Education National Taiwan Normal University Taipei, Taiwan

Remote Sensing and GIS Integration

Remote Sensing and GIS Integration: Theories, Methods, and Applications: Theory, Methods, and Applications

Remote Sensing and GIS Integration: Theories, Methods, and Applications: Theory, Methods, and Applications
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional | ISBN: 007160653X | edition 2009 | PDF | 433 pages | 11 mb

Maximize a geographical information tool by incorporating it with up-to-date remotely sensed data GIS is predominantly a data-handling technology, while remote sensing is a data retrieval and analysis technology. This book addresses the need to combine remotely sensed data with cartographic, socioeconomic, and environmental data and GIS functionalities.

Remote Sensing and GIS Integration begins with theoretical discussions, followed by a series of application areas in urban and environmental studies that employ the integration of remote sensing and GIS. Each application area is examined through analysis of state-of-the-art methods and detailed presentations of one or more case studies.

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Surface-Based Remote Sensing ...

Surface-Based Remote Sensing of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer

Surface-Based Remote Sensing of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer
Springer | 2010-10-29 | ISBN: 9048193397 | 200 pages | PDF | 4 MB

The book presents a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) research. It focuses on experimental ABL research, while most of the books on ABL discuss it from a theoretical or fluid dynamics point of view.

Experimental ABL research has been made so far by surface-based in-situ experimentation (tower measurements up to a few hundred meters, surface energy balance measurements, short aircraft experiments, short experiments with tethered balloons, constant-level balloons, evaluation of radiosonde data). Surface flux measurements are also discussed in the book. Although the surface fluxes are one of the main driving factors for the daily variation of the ABL, an ABL description is only complete if its vertical structure is analyzed and determined. Satellite information is available covering large areas, but it has only limited temporal resolution and lacks sufficient vertical resolution. Therefore, surface-based remote sensing is a large challenge to enlarge the database for ABL studies, as it offers nearly continuous and vertically highly resolved information for specific sites of interest.

Considerable progress has been made in the recent years in studying of ground-based remote sensing of the ABL. The book discusses such new subjects as micro-rain radars and the use of ceilometers for ABL profiling, modern small wind lidars for wind energy applications, ABL flux profile measurements, RASS techniques, and mixing-layer height determination.

Seismic Geomorphology

Seismic Geomorphology: applications to hydrocarbon exploration and production

R. J. Davies; H. W. Posamentier; L. J. Wood, J.A. Cartwright - Seismic Geomorphology: applications to hydrocarbon exploration and production
Publisher: Geological Society of London | 2007-04-01 | ISBN: 1862392234 | PDF | 288 pages | 53.46 MB

We are poised to embark on a new era of discovery in the study of geomorphology. The discipline has a long and illustrious history, but in recent years an entirely new way of studying landscapes and seascapes has been developed. It involves the use of 3D seismic data. Just as CAT scans allow medical staff to view our anatomy in 3D, seismic data now allows Earth scientists to do what the early geomorphologists could only dream of - view tens and hundreds of square kilometres of the Earth's subsurface in 3D and therefore see for the first time how landscapes have evolved through time. This volume demonstrates how Earth scientists are starting to use this relatively new tool to study the dynamic evolution of a range of sedimentary environments.


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Geotechnics of Soft Soils

 Geotechnics of Soft Soils: Focus on Ground Improvement
Natural soft soils are very complex materials. As construction activities increasingly take place in poor ground conditions, ground improvement is often required. However, design practices for ground improvement were for long at best crude and conservative, and at worst unsafe. Although new construction and field observation techniques have been developed to ensure that geotechnical structures such as embankments, tunnels and deep excavations can be built safely under these difficult conditions, design is still predominantly based on empirical rules and simplifying assumptions.Since 2000 increased computer power has made systematic numerical studies utilising the 3D finite element method more and more possible. This enabled the investigation of complex soil-structure interaction mechanisms associated with ground improvement problems. The EC-funded Research Training Network a -E Soft Clay Modelling for Engineering Practice (SCMEP), was set up to develop improved constitutive and numerical models to assist in geotechnical design on soft clays, and made significant advances in theory backed up with substantial experimental programmes (2000-2004).The EC-funded Marie Curie Research Training Network AMGISS (Advanced Modelling of Ground Improvement on Soft Soils) continued the research by the SCMEP network, focussing on modelling ground improvement systems. The aim of the AMGISS network is to develop advanced numerical modelling techniques for analysing the coupled hydro-mechanical behaviour of ground improvement systems on soft soils utilising advanced constitutive modelling, physical modelling and 2D, enhanced 2D and 3D numerical modelling techniques. The motivation of the 2nd International Workshop on Geotechnics of Soft Soils, organised by the AMGISS network (3-5 September 2008, Glasgow, Scotland), was to bring together practitioners and academics to discuss recent developments in soft soil modelling, focussing on ground improvement.This volume is a collection of papers from the workshop, and discusses the state-of-the-art in soft soil modelling and design, with particular emphasis on ground improvement applications, involving contibutions both from academia and industry. The topics included cover: Modelling (constitutive modelling, numerical modelling, and physical modelling), Design and Application (focusing mainly on embankments and foundations), and Ground Improvement (preloading and consolidation methods, column methods, piles and micropiles, and other ground improvement methods). "Geotechnics of Soft Soils - Focus on Ground Improvement" will prove to be invaluable to research students, academics and practitioners, working in geotechnical design on soft soils.


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Google Earth Plus

With Google Earth you can explore the earth from above! Want to know more about a specific location? Dive right in -- Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips. Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. View exotic locales like Maui and Paris as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more.

Key features of "Google Earth":
· Navigation controls - Look around, move and zoom into any location
· Sun and shadows - View animated shadows as they move across the landscape
· 3D buildings - View hundreds of photo-realistic new buildings in many of the world's cities
· Imagery date information
· Support for new language versions
· Flash videos in placemark balloons
· Fly from space to your neighborhood. Type in an address and zoom right in.
· Search for schools, parks, restaurants, and hotels. Get driving directions.
· Tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and buildings.
· Save and share your searches and favorites. Even add your own annotations.

New Features in Google Earth 5.2
Improved embedded browser functionality: Better integration of embedded browser with Google Earth Application.
Track and Multitrack in Google Earth: A track allows you to create one visible object in Google Earth (either a Point icon or a Model) that moves over time between multiple positions. Using the time slider, you can animate position and orientation of an object and show a line tracing the path. A multitrack is a collection of tracks. You can create Track and Multitrack by authoring KML documents or by importing your GPS data (from a number of GPS receivers or file formats such as GPX) into Google Earth.
Elevation Profile in Google Earth: You can see elevation profile of a line-string or track in Google Earth. It plots the elevation profile, speed, and associated extended data (for example, heart rate) in a KML file.
Added file import types: NMEA (.log and .nmea), Garmin GDB, Garmin Training Center, and Ozi Explorer files can now all be read. Garmin fitness extensions are now read from GPX. Extended data for Elevation Profile and Track is handled when available.

Changes for Google Earth Plug-in 5.2
Enhanced Time support:
ability to toggle Historical imagery in Google Earth Plug-in (#235)
ability to create timestamps and timespans (#177).
ability to toggle time UI (#202)
ability to set plug-in’s clock rate. (#208, #143, #381, #419, #396)
ability to set the plug-in’s virtual time/clock (#104)
Improved accessors:
getComputedStyle (#392)
getElementbyId (fixed #60)g
Access to Balloon Content
Ability to get balloon content using getBalloonDescription, getBalloonHtml, and getBalloonHtmlUnsafe (#16) (#97).

Carbon and Biodiversity

his atlas demonstrates the potential for spatial analyses to identify areas that are high in both carbon and biodiversity. Such areas will be of interest to countries that wish to produce greenhouse gas emissions from land use change and simultaneously conserve biodiversity...

The 21 Century Land...

The 21 Century Land Use Change.
European Landowners' Organization.

he essence of this paper is that the world faces two challenges, for food and for environment. »

Climate Change and Food Security

Climate change will affect all four dimensions of food security: food availability, food accessibility, food utilization and food systems stability. It will have an impact on human health, livelihood assets, food production and distribution channels, as well as changing purchasing power and market flows. It impacts will be both short term, resulting from more frequent and more intense extreme weather events, and long term, caused by changing temperatures and precipitation patterns...

Climate and nature

With the UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen fast approaching, the latest issue of World Conservation explores the many ways in which nature can help us tackle climate change and become more resilient to its impacts. Leading experts explain that sustainably managing nature offers a cost-effective ‘bridging mechanism’ that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions while the world makes the transition to a low carbon economy

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Tập bản đồ Kinh tế Xã hội Việt Nam là một bộ các bản đồ giới thiệu bao quát toàn diện các mặt kinh tế xã hội của dân cư Việt Nam. Lần đầu tiên số liệu tổng điều tra dân số được trình bày dưới dạng bản đồ với mức độ phân tích theo không gian ở cấp độ cao: tất cả các bản đồ dựa vào số liệu tổng điều tra dân số trong tập bản đồ này đều thể hiện các chỉ tiêu ở cấp xã. Mức độ phân tích này cung cấp cho người đọc bức tranh chi tiết về mô hình không gian của dân số, giáo dục và điều kiện sống.
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