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Foundations Of Earth Science

Author : Frederick K. Lutgens
ISBN : 9780134294827
Genre : Education
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For all introductory Earth Science courses. Digital Content and Experiences Bring Earth Science To Life Ideal for undergraduates with little or no science background, Foundations of Earth Science provides a student-friendly, highly visual, non-technical survey of our physical environment with balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. Foundations of Earth Science is the brief, paperback version of the best-selling Earth Science by Lutgens and Tarbuck, and designed for introductory courses in Earth science. The new 8th Edition facilitates active learning by incorporating learning objectives throughout each chapter to provide students with a structured learning path. The learning path is tied to chapter objectives, giving students opportunities to demonstrate their understanding at the end of each section. The 8th Edition uses the BouncePages image recognition app (available at no charge on both iOS and Android stores) to connect students’ digital devices to the print textbook, enhancing their reading and learning experience. Lutgens/Tarbuck’s innovative SmartFigures feature has been expanded, adding new digital content via Project Condor, Mobile Field Trips by Michael Collier, Animated Figures, and additional tutorial videos from Callan Bentley. This edition also includes Mastering Geology, the most complete, easy-to-use, engaging tutorial and assessment tool available. Also Available with Mastering Geology Mastering™ Geology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Geology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geology, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geology, search for: 0134127641/ 9780134127644 Foundations of Earth Science Plus Mastering Geology with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134184815 / 9780134184814 Foundations of Earth Science 0134251881 / 9780134251882 Mastering Geology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Foundations of Earth Science Foundations of Earth Science , 8th Edition is also available via Pearson eText, a simple-to-use, mobile, personalized reading experience that lets instructors connect with and motivate students – right in their eTextbook. Learn more.
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Foundations Of Astronomy

Author : Michael Seeds
ISBN : 9780495015789
Genre : Science
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With this newly revised 9th edition of FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, Mike Seeds' goal is to help students use astronomy to understand science and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text illustrates the scientific method and guides students to answer these fundamental questions: What are we? and How do we know? In discussing the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, Seeds provides not just facts, but a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. The book vividly conveys his love of astronomy, and illustrates how students can comprehend their place in the universe by grasping a small set of physical laws. Crafting a story about astronomy, Mike shows students how to ask questions to gradually puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world. Mathematics is incorporated into the text (and in separate sections for easy reference), but the book's arguments do not depend on mathematical reasoning, keeping even math-averse students engaged. The revision addresses new developments in astrophysics and cosmology, plus the latest discoveries, including evidence of a new world beyond Pluto and new evidence of dark energy and the acceleration of the universe. Students are also provided with an online assessment tool, called AceAstronomy. Designed specifically to help students prepare for tests and exams, AceAstronomy improves conceptual understanding by providing a personalized learning plan based on a pre-test diagnostic. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Facts On File Dictionary Of Earth Science

Author : Jacqueline Smith
ISBN : 9781438109404
Genre : Science
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Presents an illustrated dictionary of more than 3,700 frequently used terms in Earth science.
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Foundations Of Astronomy

Author : Michael A. Seeds
ISBN : 9781439050354
Genre : Science
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FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY brings science to life. With this newly revised Eleventh Edition of FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, best-selling authors Mike Seeds and Dana Backman strive to help students use astronomy to understand science--and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, this text emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? In discussing the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, the authors provide not only fact but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. The Eleventh Edition addresses the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, including information to emphasize observations over the entire electromagnetic spectrum; new data on star formation and stellar structure; new insight on global warming and ozone depletion; updated information on the Kuiper belt and dwarf planets; and more. Whether you choose to assign homework in an online environment, give your students access to an affordable and interactive online text, or do both, the new FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY Online Version is the ideal solution for your course needs, giving your students Web-based access to a digital version of the text. In addition, the new online Enhanced WebAssign homework management system enables you to easily assign and manage homework online. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Principles Of Foundation Engineering 8th Edition Cengage Learning 2016

Author : Braja M. Das
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Soil mechanics and foundation engineering have developed rapidly during the last fifty plus years. Intensive research and observation in both the field and the laboratory have refined and improved the science of foundation design. Originally published in the fall of 1983 with a 1984 copyright, this text on the principles of foundation engineering is now in the eighth edition. It is intended primarily for use by undergraduate civil engineering students. The use of this text throughout the world has increased greatly over the years. It has also been translated into several languages. New and improved materials that have been published in various geotechnical engineering journals and conference proceedings that are consistent with the level of understanding of the intended users have been incorporated into each edition of the text. Based on the useful comments received from the reviewers for preparation of this edition, changes have been made from the seventh edition. The text now has sixteen chapters compared to fourteen in the seventh edition. There is a small introductory chapter (Chapter 1) at the beginning. The chapter on allowable bearing capacity of shallow foundations has been divided into two chapters—one on estimation of vertical stress due to superimposed loading and the other on elastic and consolidation settlement of shallow foundations. The text has been divided into four major parts for consistency and continuity, and the chapters have been reorganized. Part I—Geotechnical Properties and Exploration of Soil (Chapters 2 and 3) Part II—Foundation Analysis (Chapters 4 through 11) Part III—Lateral Earth Pressure and Earth-Retaining Structures (Chapters 12 through 15) Part IV—Soil Improvement (Chapter 16) A number of new/modified example problems have been added for clarity and better understanding of the material by the readers, as recommended by the reviewers. Listed here are some of the signification additions/modifications to each chapter. ●● In Chapter 2 on Geotechnical Properties of Soil, empirical relationships between maximum (emax) and minimum (emin) void ratios for sandy and silty soils have been added. Also included are empirical correlations between emax and emin with the median grain size of soil. The variations of the residual friction angle of some clayey soils along with their clay-size fractions are also included. ●● In Chapter 3 on Natural Soil Deposits and Subsoil Exploration, additional approximate correlations between standard penetration resistance and overconsolidation ratio and preconsolidation pressure of the cohesive soil deposits have been introduced. Calculation of the undrained shear strength from the vane shear test results for rectangular and tapered vanes have been updated based on recent ASTM test designations. Iowa borehole shear tests and Ko stepped-blade test procedures have been added. ●● In Chapter 4 on Shallow Foundations: Ultimate Bearing Capacity, the laboratory test results of DeBeer (1967) have been incorporated in a nondimensional form in order to provide a general idea of the magnitude of settlement at ultimate load in granular soils for foundations. The general concepts of the development of Terzaghi’s bearing capacity equation have been further expanded. A brief review of the bearing capacity factor Ng obtained by various researchers over the years has been presented and compared. Results from the most recent publications relating to “reduction factors” for estimating the ultimate bearing capacity of continuous shallow foundations supported by granular soil subjected to eccentric and eccentrically inclined load are discussed. ●● Chapter 5 on Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations: Special Cases has an extended discussion on foundations on layered clay by incorporation of the works of Reddy and Srinivasan (1967) and Vesic (1975). The topic of evaluating the ultimate bearing capacity of continuous foundation on weak clay with a granular trench has been added. Also added to this chapter are the estimation of seismic bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundation in granular soil. ●● The procedure to estimate the stress increase in a soil mass both due to a line load and a strip load using Boussinesq’s solution has been added to Chapter 6 on Vertical Stress Increase in Soil. A solution for estimation of average stress increase below the center of a flexible circularly loaded area is now provided in this chapter. ●● Chapter 7 on Settlement of Shallow Foundations has solutions for the elastic settlement calculation of foundations on granular soil using the strain influence factor, as proposed by Terzaghi, Peck, and Mesri (1996) in addition to that given by Schmertmann et al. (1978). The effect of the rise of a water table on the elastic settlement of shallow foundations on granular soil is discussed. ●● The example for structural design of mat foundation in Chapter 8 is now consistent with the most recent ACI code (ACI 318-11). ●● Discussions have been added on continuous flight auger piles and wave equations analysis in Chapter 9 on Pile Foundations. ●● The procedure for estimating the ultimate bearing capacity of drilled shafts extending into hard rock as proposed by Reese and O’Neill (1988, 1989) has been added to Chapter 10 on Drilled-Shaft Foundations. ●● In Chapter 12 on Lateral Earth Pressure, results of recent studies related to the determination of active earth pressure for earthquake conditions for a vertical back face of wall with c92f9 backfill has been added. Also included is the Caquot and Kerisel solution using the passive earth-pressure coefficient for retaining walls with granular backfill. ●● In Chapter 15 on Braced Cuts, principles of general wedge theory have been added to explain the estimation of active thrust on braced cuts before the introduction of pressure envelopes in various types of soils. ●● Chapter 16 on Ground Improvement and Modification now includes some recently developed empirical relationships for the compaction of granular and cohesive soils in the laboratory. New publications (2013) related to the load-bearing capacity of foundations in stone columns have been referred to. A brief introduction on deep mixing has also been added. ●● A new Appendix A has been added to illustrate reinforced concrete design principles for shallow foundations using ACI-318-11 code (ultimate strength design method). Natural soil deposits, in many cases, are nonhomogeneous. Their behavior as related to foundation engineering deviates somewhat from those obtained from the idealized theoretical studies. In order to illustrate this, several field case studies have been included in this edition similar to the past editions of the text. ●● Foundation failure of a concrete silo and a load test on small foundations in soft Bangkok clay (Chapter 4) ●● Settlement observation for mat foundations (Chapter 8) ●● Performance of a cantilever retaining wall (Chapter 13) ●● Field observations for anchored sheet-pile walls at Long Beach Harbor and Toledo, Ohio (Chapter 14) ●● Subway extension of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), construction of National Plaza (south half) in Chicago, and the bottom heave of braced cuts in clay (selected cases from Bjerrum and Eide, 1963) (Chapter 15) ●● Installation of PVDs combined with preloading to improve strength of soft soil at Nong Ngu Hao, Thailand (Chapter 16) Instructor Resource Materials A detailed Instructor’s Solutions Manual and PowerPoint slides of both figures and examples from the book are available for instructors through a password-protected Web site at MindTap Online Course and Reader In addition to the print version, this textbook will also be available online through MindTap, which is a personalized learning program. Students who purchase the MindTap version will have access to the book’s MindTap Reader and will be able to complete homework and assessment material online by using their desktop, laptop, or iPad. If your class is using a Learning Management System (such as Blackboard, Moodle, or Angel) for tracking course content, assignments, and grading, you can seamlessly access the MindTap suite of content and assessments for this course. In MindTap, instructors can use the following features. ●● Personalize the Learning Path to match the course syllabus by rearranging content, hiding sections, or appending original material to the textbook content
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Research In Education

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Ibps Bank Clerk Guide For Preliminary Main Exams 8th Edition

Author : Disha Experts
ISBN : 9789388240444
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IBPS-CWE Bank Clerk Examination Guide – 7th edition contains specific sections for Reasoning, English Language, Numerical Ability, General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry and Computer Knowledge. The book has been thoroughly revised and contains to the point theory with illustrations followed by a set of exercise with solutions. The book provides the 2012 - 2016 Solved papers including the 2015-16 Prelim & Mains paper inside the book. The 2017 papers are provided in the start of the book so that the students can understant the current pattern.

Books In Print

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Genre : American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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