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Author(s): Alan Jacobs
The theme of Geology: An Introduction is the dynamic nature of planet Earth. Geologic materials are constantly being recycled through geologic processes that are continuously reshaping the planet. The textbook, with numerous color photographs and diagrams, clearly discusses minerals and rocks and their formation, geologic time, plate tectonics, weathering and erosion, downslope movement of soil and rocks, surface and ground water, stream networks, glaciers, deserts, stresses that naturally bend and break strata, and earthquakes. The text concludes with dangers r
Author(s): Octavio Roca, Matthew Schuh
An engagingly clear and accessible introductory text with readings, Powerful Ideas guides students through a journey of exploration and self-discovery, critically examining profound and perennial questions such as "Who am I and what am I doing here?", "How can I be sure?", "Is there a God?", "What should I do?" and "How should I live?"
Author(s): Samuel Quainoo
Author(s): Jeff Klemens, Chris Pastore
Environmental Science takes a Systems Thinking based approach to non-majors science education. The text integrates an introduction to systems thinking, including the practice of stock and flow modeling, with environmental science. The text progresses from simple models representing the flow of materials through ecosystems towards models that demonstrate increasingly complex and dynamic systems behavior. Each environmental science topic included is designed to demonstrate certain aspects of systems thinking practice.
Author(s): Julia West
Now: Appreciating Today’s Music explains the origins and importance of today’s music trends. From the Soul of the 1960s Civil Rights movement and Punk sounds of the 1970s, to the golden age of Hip Hop in the 1990s and teen pop trends of the early 2000s. The book takes a look at how we got to where we are today, and why that matters. Musical trends are presented in context with the history surrounding them, the artists who created them, and the audiences who loved them.
Author(s): University of Colorado - Boulder
This reader was designed and compiled for EDUC 3013, School and Society, in the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The readings included in this volume have been chosen from a variety of sources to present multiple perspectives. Some of them are classics in the literature, and others are more recent publications.
Author(s): Peter Johnstone
Drugs and Drug Trafficking is a practical informed approach towards a complex topic that will provide a framework for further, stimulating and vigorous classroom discussion. It has been updated with more recent reports than the previous editions.
Drugs and Drug Trafficking: