Visualizing Physical Geography employs uniquely designed visual pedgagogy to help students acquire the skills they need to become better learners. The 2nd edition has refined and expanded the visuals using insights from research on student outcomes. The Visualizing approach uses a variety of research-based visuals to engage students so they become active participants in the learning process. Visualizing Physical Geography immerses students in course material through visuals (both in print and rich multimedia resources) while organizing complex processes and related course information into easily digestible segments. Visualizing Physical Geography is a comprehensive, modern book for today's physical geography course. With current examples, thorough coverage of geographers tools and technology, and a visual design that is accessible without sacrificing content, it is a title that will appeal to a broad range of instructors. The narrative and concepts are tightly linked to visual elements, including practical examples that highlight the relevance of the concepts. Maps are integrated throughout to help reveal patterns or trends. Divergent views and critical thinking are emphasized. Photographs and other visuals are also included to reinforce the concepts.
This debut edition of Visualizing Physical Geography encompasses the science of physical geography from local to global scales, using a uniquely visual approach to take students on a journey from the top layers of the Earth’s atmosphere to the rocks underlying the ocean basins to the forests of the farthest continents. As students explore the critical topics of physical geography, their study of the climate, surface features, and habitats around the world uses basic concepts of ecology, geology, chemistry, environmental science, biology, and physics and many other disciplines. Visualizing Physical Geography reinforces these interacting components and, with its premier art program, vividly illustrates the interconnectedness of physical processes that weave together to create our planet’s dynamic surface and atmosphere. Visualizing Geography relies heavily on other visuals with text to elucidate concepts for students and solidify their understanding of them. The goal is to help students understand the world around them and interpret what they see in a meaningful, accurate and exciting way. The content, design and layout of the text takes advantage of the full capacity in which students process information – visual as well as verbal. Visualizing Geography also helps students examine their own personal studying and learning styles with several new pedagogical aids -- encouraging students to apply what they are learning to their everyday lives. Visualizing Geography continues to offer ongoing study tips and psychological techniques for mastering the material. Most importantly students are provided with numerous opportunities to immediately access their understanding.
With its unique approach, Visualizing Physical Geography 2nd Edition captures the reader's attention and demonstrates why physical geography is relevant to them. It relies heavily on the integration of National Geographic and other visuals with narrative to explore key concepts. New emphasis is placed on environmental issues, such as climate change, overpopulation and deforestation, from a geographical perspective. Readers will appreciate this approach because it vividly illustrates the interconnectedness of physical processes that weave together to create our planet's dynamic surface and atmosphere.
The second edition enables psychologists to gain a better understanding of what is unique and intriguing about this area of study. It follows a groundbreaking visual approach that helps them quickly and easily learn the subject. With numerous illustrations and graphics, the book brings complex concepts to life. The links between theory and application are also clearly presented. Psychologists will benefit from this visually-oriented look into the field because it’s more engaging than other resources.
Newly revised, Visualizing Human Geography: At Home in a Diverse World, Third Edition maximizes the use of photographs, maps and illustrations to bring the colorful diversity of Human cultures, political systems, food production, and migration into the undergraduate classroom. This text provides readers with a thrilling approach to the subject, allowing them to see Human Geography as a dynamic and growing science and helping them move beyond the idea that geography is about memorization. Unique presentation of visuals facilitates reflection on the textual content of this text, providing a clear path to the understanding of key concepts. In its Third Edition, Visualizing Human Geography: At Home in a Diverse World includes improved coverage of migration and industry and new animations to support each chapter.
Murck's 3rd edition of Visualizing Geology maximizes the use of National Geographic Society photographs, maps, illustrations and video to bring dynamic Earth processes. From the ground-up, this text is designed to better meet the needs of those involved in the large mainstream Physical Geology course and working to attain a science credit. The text provides pedagogy to help readers better digest more material than they would in a conventional textbook. Moreover it provides information about geology as a discipline as a dynamic and growing science, to move readers beyond the idea that geology is simply about the memorization of terms related to dead rocks.
Understanding World Regional Geography (UWRG) is a product designed to teach students to think and apply geographic concepts long after the course is over. UWRG draws from best practices in geography education and research in student learning to help students deepen their understanding of the world. This product includes features found in each section that help students learn to read cultural and physical landscapes, ask geographic questions, apply geographic concepts, and make connections. UWRG integrates 25 threshold concepts, teaches students how geographers apply these concepts, and then asks students to apply these key geographic concepts themselves. Understanding World Regional Geography helps students begin to grasp the complexities of the world and gives them the knowledge and thinking skills necessary to grow in their understanding of the world over their lifetimes.
Facts101 is your complete guide to WVI Visualizing Introductory Physical Geography. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
GI-Dagstuhl Research Seminar, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, March 5-8, 2006, Revised Papers
Author: Andreas Kerren,Achim Ebert,Jörg Meyer
This tutorial book features an augmented selection of the material presented at the GI-Dagstuhl Research Seminar on Human-Centered Visualization Environments, HCVE 2006, held in Dagstuhl Castle, Germany in March 2006. It presents eight tutorial lectures that are the thoroughly cross-reviewed and revised versions of the summaries and findings presented and discussed at the seminar.
Visualizing Weather and Climate offers students a valuable opportunity to identify and connect the central issues of weather, climate, and the atmosphere through a visual approach. The text is organized around the premise that weather and climate are two interrelated and equally important influences upon environmental processes and human activity. As students explore the critical topics of weather and climate, their study of the role of the atmosphere is interwoven with the behavior of the oceans, land surfaces, ecosystems, and human activity. Visualizing Weather and Climate integrates visuals with text to elucidate concepts for students and solidify their understanding of them. The accessible format allows students to navigate through the material with greater ease.
Visualizing Anatomy and Physiology is a visually powerful textbook, illustrated for maximum pedagogical effect, up-to-the-minute in all aspects of anatomical science and physiology, that provides motivating and engaging content as well as clinical and everyday relevance of the science of the discipline.
Joseph A. Mason,Harm de Blij,James Burt,Peter Muller
This book covers all of the traditional topics taught in a Computer Concepts, Digital Literacy, or Computer Literacy course. Always current; always innovative Visualizing Technology is a highly visual, engaging way to teach computer concepts. You won't find pages full of long paragraphs, but you will find all the important topics you need to cover -- written the way students are hardwired to think. Smaller sections of text, creative use of images, and magazine-style chapters with catchy headlines capture students' interest and make it easier to learn. The 7th Edition continues to provide a hands-on approach in which students learn a skill and then quickly apply it to a project or simulation, or watch a Viz Clip video to dive deeper. Each chapter has two How-To projects -- focusing on Digital Literacy and Essential Job Skills -- as well as an emphasis on ethics, green computing, and careers. And, as technology continually evolves, so does the content. Also available packaged with MyLab(tm)IT or via Revel(tm). MyLab is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab IT gives students the resources they need to be successful in their course, while also preparing them for their future careers. Revel Visualizing Technology is an interactive digital learning environment that replaces the print textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, or via Revel, ask your instructor to confirm the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab, search for: 0134832515 / 9780134832517 MyLab IT for Visualizing Technology Complete, 7th Edition, by Geoghan Package consists of: 0134816447 / 9780134816449 Visualizing Technology Complete, 7e 0134787579 / 9780134787572 MyLab IT with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Visualizing Technology If you would like to purchase the Revel version, search for: 0134787544 / 9780134787541 Revel Visualizing Technology -- Access Card, 7/e
Beautifully written and thoroughly revised by one of the foremost geographers in the field, Introducing Physical Geography, Fourth Edition, builds upon the decades of success of Strahler geography texts while incorporating coverage of the new developments in the discipline. Includes all new multimedia and pedagogy to bring physical geography to a new audience. The new fourth edition of Introducing Physical Geography, focuses on both content and pedagogy. The text also includes current examples of environmental phenomena, such as Hurricane Isabel and the recent earthquakes in Turkey. The readability of the text has been enhanced with new placements of boxed features and supplementary material.