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Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Brooks/Cole Pub Co
Publication date March 10, 2006
Pages 467
Binding Paperback
Edition 2 pck
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780495108924
ISBN-10 0495108928
Dimensions 0.75 by 8.50 by 10.75 in.
Weight 2.70 lbs.
Original list price $263.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: An entirely new way for students to observe, analyze, and understand meteorology, - Steven A. Ackerman and John A. Knox's METEOROLOGY: UNDERSTANDING THE ATMOSPHERE is scientific, topical, and scholarly. The authors use vivid photographs and compelling real-life stories to present the subject of weather as it directly affects your students. METEOROLOGY generates genuine enthusiasm for the subject by using conceptual models and engaging narrative to truly make weather phenomena come alive. METEOROLOGY emphasizes how we observe the atmosphere and then uses those observations to explain atmospheric phenomena. New "Observational Questions" further extend this emphasis by asking students to analyze photographs, data, or their own experiences. By learning how to interpret scientific observations of the atmosphere, students can deepen their understanding of the subject. The second edition offers complete integration with MeteorologyNowâ„¢, the first assessment-driven and student-centered online learning solution created specifically for this course. MeteorologyNowâ„¢ uses a series of chapter-specific diagnostic tests to build a personalized learning plan for each student, allowing students to focus their study time on specific areas of weaknesses. Each personalized learning plan directs students to specific text sections as well as to a set of over three dozen Java applets designed to augment their understanding. These acclaimed applets, designed by Tom Whittaker and co-author Steven Ackerman, are divided into two types, "Observational Learning" applets deal with interpreting satellite imagery and "Atmospheric Explorations" extend the book's treatment of key topics, such as weather map analysis and numerical weather models.

Editions
Paperback
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4 pap/psc edition from Jones & Bartlett Pub (September 13, 2013)
9781284030808 | details & prices | 575 pages | 8.50 × 11.25 × 0.75 in. | 2.45 lbs | List price $195.95
About: includes online access code to book web site
3 pap/psc edition from Jones & Bartlett Pub (April 22, 2011)
9781449631758 | details & prices | 578 pages | 8.25 × 10.50 × 1.00 in. | 2.40 lbs | List price $203.95
About: Every new copy of this title includes an online access code to the Meteorology, Third Edition Interactive Study Guide.
The price comparison is for this edition
2 pck edition from Brooks/Cole Pub Co (March 10, 2006)
9780495108924 | details & prices | 467 pages | 8.50 × 10.75 × 0.75 in. | 2.70 lbs | List price $263.95
About: An entirely new way for students to observe, analyze, and understand meteorology, - Steven A.
With Pauline Rowson | Pap/cdr edition from Brooks/Cole Pub Co (April 1, 2002)
9780534387945 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.50 × 0.75 in. | 2.35 lbs | List price $250.95
This edition also contains Death Lies Beneath
About: Ackerman/Knox's METEOROLOGY: UNDERSTANDING THE ATMOSPHERE presents the subject of weather as it directly affects the student, presenting the material with a moderate amount of detail, to make them knowledgeable citizens of the world.
from Thomson Learning (January 1, 2002)
9789990007275 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.25 × 0.75 in. | 2.25 lbs | List price $0.02
With Gerald Brittle | Reprint edition from St Martins Pr (October 1, 1991); titled "The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren"
9780312926014 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $4.99
This edition also contains The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren
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With Patrick Valduriez, Georges Gardarin | from Addison-Wesley (January 1, 1989); titled "Analysis and Comparison of Relational Database Systems"

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