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Earth's Natural Hazards: Understanding Natural Disasters and Catastrophes

Author(s): Ingrid A. Ukstins, David M Best

OUR PLANET IS A DYNAMIC PLACEGlobal pandemics, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, cyclonic storms and many other natural hazards occur across our planet every day and have significant human impact. This textbook examines how normal processes of the Earth-atmosphere-hydrosphere-space systems result in ...

Geologic Disasters Workbook with Applications to Physical Geology and Oceanography

Author(s): David M Best, Mario V Caputo

Our planet is a dynamic place. Geologic Disasters Laboratory provides hands-on learning experiences for students to better understand the geologic concepts behind the disasters they are studying.The individual laboratories featured in this book are created to fit with courses using Earth’s Natural H...

Severe and Hazardous Weather: An Introduction to High Impact Meteorology

Author(s): Robert Rauber, John Walsh, Donna Charlevoix

The fifth edition can be found HERE  Extreme weather and climate events have impacted every region of the United States and many regions throughout the world during the five years since the publication of the previous edition of Severe and Hazardous Weather. The recent fires in California and Oregon...

History and Tradition of Jazz

Author(s): Thomas E Larson

History and Tradition of Jazz is not just a story of jazz music and musicians, but the struggle to achieve, create, and invent for the sake of this musical art form.  The publication features stories and legends of important events and people who shaped jazz history, while addressing how the music h...

Diversity, Anti-Racism, and the College Experience

Author(s): Aaron Thompson, Joseph B Cuseo

Diversity, Anti-Racism, & The College Experience examines diversity, equity, and inclusion from a multidisciplinary perspective that integrates historical, sociological, psychological, and political factors. Blending hard empirical data with poignant personal stories, the book provides research-base...

Entrepreneurial Family Business: From Survival to Success

Author(s): Dianne Welsh

Entrepreneurial Family Business: From Survival to Success is a comprehensive look at the impactful elements surrounding family business and entrepreneurship throughout time. It emphasizes the importance of overlap between family, business, and ownership by utilizing story-telling techniques. By expl...

Algebra for Calculus: A Guided Inquiry

Author(s): The POGIL Project, Catherine Bénéteau, Zdenka Guadarrama, Jill E. Guerra, Laurie Lenz, Andrei Straumanis

These guided activities were written because much research has shown that more learning takes place when the student is actively engaged and when ideas and concepts are developed by the student, rather than being presented by an authority - a textbook or an instructor. The activities presented are s...

Reading the Web: Strategies for Internet Inquiry

Author(s): Elizabeth Dobler

Reading the Web: Strategies for Internet Inquiry outlines web literacy in a user-friendly way that helps educators provide students with practical skills and strategies needed to approach the internet with discernment. One of the ways it accomplishes this is through the QUEST model: questioning, und...

The Need for Weed: Marijuana Policy and Public Politics in the Criminal Justice System

Author(s): Kellie A. Wallace, Scott H. Belshaw, Jared R. Dmello

Cannabis is everywhere! Whether you call it weed, pot, or marijuana, cannabis by any other name is still cannabis. From your stereotypical street drug dealer to medical cannabis dispensaries to courtrooms across America, we cannot escape the hot buzz that is weed. While it may be hot, it is nothing ...

So You Want to be a CSI?

Author(s): Susan Clutter, Leggie Boone, David McGill

Crime scene investigation isn't an academic, cut-and-dry process. There is no set of ideal procedures that universally applies to all crime scene processing. Isn't it time for a textbook that reflected that?So You Want to be a CSI? presents Crime Scene Investigation as students would encounter it in...