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  • Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation

    Author(s): Tom Theis, University of Illinois, Jonathan Tomkin, University of Illinois

    Updated: Jun 11, 2019

    Description: With “Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation”, first and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, comprehensively exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowledge – including engineering and the applied arts, natural and social sciences, and the humanities. As sustainability is a multi-disciplinary area of study, the text is the product of multiple authors drawn from the diverse faculty of the University of Illinois: each chapter is written by ...[more]

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  • Practical Meteorology: An Algebra-based Survey of Atmospheric Science

    Author(s): Roland Stull, UBC

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: The author designed this book for students and professionals who want to understand and apply basic meteorological concepts, but who don’t need to derive equations. To make this book accessible to more people, the author converted the equations into algebra. With algebraic approximations to the atmosphere, you can see the physical meaning of each term and you can plug in numbers to get usable answers. No previous knowledge of meteorology is needed — the book starts from the ...[more]

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  • Geographic Information System Basics

    Author(s): Jonathan E. Campbell, UCLA, Michael Shin, UCLA

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated wit...[more]

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