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Fossils

Autor: Cyril Walker
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780789489845
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Discusses more than 500 specimens, includes color photographs, and provides concise descriptions and essential identification information.

Handbook Of Bird Biology

Autor: Irby J. Lovette
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118291050
File Size: 14,52 MB
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Selected by Forbes.com as one of the 12 best books about birds and birding in 2016 This much-anticipated third edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology is an essential and comprehensive resource for everyone interested in learning more about birds, from casual bird watchers to formal students of ornithology. Wherever you study birds your enjoyment will be enhanced by a better understanding of the incredible diversity of avian lifestyles. Arising from the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology and authored by a team of experts from around the world, the Handbook covers all aspects of avian diversity, behaviour, ecology, evolution, physiology, and conservation. Using examples drawn from birds found in every corner of the globe, it explores and distills the many scientific discoveries that have made birds one of our best known - and best loved - parts of the natural world. This edition has been completely revised and is presented with more than 800 full color images. It provides readers with a tool for life-long learning about birds and is suitable for bird watchers and ornithology students, as well as for ecologists, conservationists, and resource managers who work with birds. The Handbook of Bird Biology is the companion volume to the Cornell Lab’s renowned distance learning course, Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology.

Excel Science Handbook

Autor: Elise Masters
Publisher: Pascal Press
ISBN: 9781741250480
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The Excel Science Handbook provides a compa ct summary of the main topics studied in the Years 9-10 Australian Curriculum Science course. Features of the book: Easy-to-understand explanations of key terms Ful l-colour diagrams to help understand key concepts Examples to f urther assist learning and recall The book covers the four Scie nce substrands and the Science Inquiry Skills and Science as a Human End eavour strands of the Australian Curriculum course for quick test and ex am revision Dictionary-style layout and an index to make it eas y to find important terms in a hurry Cross-referencing througho ut CHAPTERS: Biological sc iences Ecology and ecosystems Evolution Genetic s Multicellular organisms Chemical sciences Atomic theory Elements and the periodic table Compounds a nd chemical reactions Earth and space sciences Earth movements Global systems Space science P hysical sciences Energy Force and motion Scientific method

Handbook Of Epistemic Cognition

Autor: Jeffrey A. Greene
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317746872
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The Handbook of Epistemic Cognition brings together leading work from across disciplines, to provide a comprehensive overview of an increasingly important topic: how people acquire, understand, justify, change, and use knowledge in formal and informal contexts. Research into inquiry, understanding, and discovery within academic disciplines has progressed from general models of conceptual change to a focus upon the learning trajectories that lead to expert-like conceptualizations, skills, and performance. Outside of academic domains, issues of who and what to believe, and how to integrate multiple sources of information into coherent and useful knowledge, have arisen as primary challenges of the 21st century. In six sections, scholars write within and across fields to focus and advance the role of epistemic cognition in education. With special attention to how researchers across disciplines can communicate and collaborate more effectively, this book will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the future of knowledge and knowing. Dr. Jeffrey A. Greene is an associate professor of Learning Sciences and Psychological Studies in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. William A. Sandoval is a professor in the division of Urban Schooling at the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. Dr. Ivar Bråten is a professor of Educational Psychology at the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Oslo, Norway.

The Counter Creationism Handbook

Autor: Mark Isaak
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520249264
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"Mark Isaak's book is thorough, up-to-date, readable, well argued, and clear. It provides citations for every argument or claim that is made about the usually inaccurate claims of anti-evolutionists. Indispensable and fair, it should be welcomed by all interested in these questions."—Kevin Padian, Museum of Paleontology, University of California

The Oxford Handbook Of African Archaeology

Autor: Peter Mitchell
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191626155
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Africa has the longest and arguably the most diverse archaeological record of any of the continents. It is where the human lineage first evolved and from where Homo sapiens spread across the rest of the world. Later, it witnessed novel experiments in food-production and unique trajectories to urbanism and the organisation of large communities that were not always structured along strictly hierarchical lines. Millennia of engagement with societies in other parts of the world confirm Africa's active participation in the construction of the modern world, while the richness of its history, ethnography, and linguistics provide unusually powerful opportunities for constructing interdisciplinary narratives of Africa's past. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of African archaeology, covering the entirety of the continent's past from the beginnings of human evolution to the archaeological legacy of European colonialism. As well as covering almost all periods and regions of the continent, it includes a mixture of key methodological and theoretical issues and debates, and situates the subject's contemporary practice within the discipline's history and the infrastructural challenges now facing its practitioners. Bringing together essays on all these themes from over seventy contributors, many of them living and working in Africa, it offers a highly accessible, contemporary account of the subject for use by scholars and students of not only archaeology, but also history, anthropology, and other disciplines.