Skills and Techniques for Geography A-Level

Author: Michael Witherick,Garrett Nagle
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748731886
Category: A-level examinations
Page: 96
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E.P.I.C.S. is a series of topic books which will prove ideal for students of A-Level Geography. The series brings a fresh approach to topics of current interest.

Study Advice for Geography A-level

Author: Michael Witherick,Norman Law
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748731848
Category: A-level examinations
Page: 111
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The EPICS series brings a fresh approach to current topics, allowing students to acquire an in-depth understanding of geographical issues. Each topic provides a wide range of detailed case studies and offers an integrated approach to all aspects of geographical study.

The Geography of Sport and Leisure

Author: Sue Warn,Michael Witherick
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748774081
Category: Economic geography
Page: 88
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This new EPICS title covers 'Geography of Sport and Leisure', the most popular option of the Edexcel B Advanced GCE specification, the leading AS and A level specification.

States of Health and Welfare

Author: M. E. Witherick
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748767311
Category: Human services
Page: 104
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EPICS brings a fresh approach to topics of current interest, allowing students to acquire an up-to-date and in-depth understanding of geographical issues. Each topic provides a wide range of detailed case studies and offers an integrated approach to all aspects of geographical study.

Cold Environments

Processes and Outcomes
Author: Garrett Nagle,M. E. Witherick
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748758210
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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Students are helped to progress from GCSE and Standard Grade within each title in this series, through regular questions and enquiry activities. The topic books are suitable for individual usage as the content is detailed and concise. They should be useful study for students for exam practice and practice for decision-making/enquiry approaches in the context of real places. Question banks focus on the development of core skills and should help students construct quality extended essays.

The Fragile Environment

Pollution and Abuse
Author: David Elcome
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748744206
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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Intended for students of A-Level geography, this book on pollution and abuse offers a wide range of case studies and an integated approach to all aspect of geographical study. Students are helped to progress from GCSE and Standard Grade as they work through the questions that appear at regular intervals in the book and the enquiry activities at the end of each chapter. One of a series of books, this title also provides exam support.

Fieldwork Investigations

A Self Study Guide
Author: Sue Warn,David Holmes
Publisher: Hodder Murray
ISBN: 9780340679692
Category: Education
Page: 220
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In A Level syllabuses students must undertake personal investigative work based on first-hand and secondary data. This element of the exam accounts for between 16.7 and 20 per cent of the total mark in the case of all examining boards. Fieldwork itself has also changed in recent years, moving away from the traditional fieldwork day/week attended by the whole class, to personal investigation where students select an enquiry and are responsible for assessing methodologies, gathering data and writing up a report. This text tackles these areas, giving particular guidance to self-study. It explores skills and techniques, constructing questionnaires, using statistical analysis and gives advice on selecting a title. Sections relate to all the main themes of the syllabus.

Fieldwork Techniques and Projects in Geography

Author: Barnaby J. Lenon,Paul G. Cleves
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780007114429
Category: Science
Page: 173
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This resource guides the reader through the process of geography fieldwork projects, from collecting the information to processing and presenting it. Information on sampling, dealing with different areas such as river channels and urban landscapes, and tips on using the internet are followed by explanations of cartography, statistical methods, and finally laying out and organizing a presentation.

Creating a Role

Author: Constantin Stanislavski
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1780936915
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 256
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Creating A Role is the third book - alongside the international bestseller An Actor Prepares and Building A Character - in the series of influential translations that introduced Stanislavski's acting 'system' to the English-speaking world. Here Stanislavski describes the elaborate preparation that an actor must undergo before the actual performance itself. Now published in the Bloomsbury Revelations series to mark the 150th anniversary of Stanislavski's birth, the book includes the director's analysis of such works as Othello and Gogol's Inspector General.

Student's Guide to Writing College Papers

Fourth Edition
Author: Kate L. Turabian
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226816333
Category: Reference
Page: 288
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High school students, two-year college students, and university students all need to know how to write a well-reasoned, coherent research paper—and for decades Kate Turabian’s Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers has helped them to develop this critical skill. In the new fourth edition of Turabian’s popular guide, the team behind Chicago’s widely respected The Craft of Research has reconceived and renewed this classic for today’s generation. Designed for less advanced writers than Turabian’s Manual of Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition, Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams here introduce students to the art of defining a topic, doing high-quality research with limited resources, and writing an engaging and solid college paper. The Student’s Guide is organized into three sections that lead students through the process of developing and revising a paper. Part 1, "Writing Your Paper," guides students through the research process with discussions of choosing and developing a topic, validating sources, planning arguments, writing drafts, avoiding plagiarism, and presenting evidence in tables and figures. Part 2, "Citing Sources," begins with a succinct introduction to why citation is important and includes sections on the three major styles students might encounter in their work—Chicago, MLA, and APA—all with full coverage of electronic source citation. Part 3, "Style," covers all matters of style important to writers of college papers, from punctuation to spelling to presenting titles, names, and numbers. With the authority and clarity long associated with the name Turabian, the fourth edition of Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers is both a solid introduction to the research process and a convenient handbook to the best practices of writing college papers. Classroom tested and filled with relevant examples and tips, this is a reference that students, and their teachers, will turn to again and again.

Moonwalking with Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101475973
Category: Science
Page: 320
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The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Become a Straight-A Student

The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less
Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780767927192
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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Looking to jumpstart your GPA? Most college students believe that straight A’s can be achieved only through cramming and painful all-nighters at the library. But Cal Newport knows that real straight-A students don’t study harder—they study smarter. A breakthrough approach to acing academic assignments, from quizzes and exams to essays and papers, How to Become a Straight-A Student reveals for the first time the proven study secrets of real straight-A students across the country and weaves them into a simple, practical system that anyone can master. You will learn how to: • Streamline and maximize your study time • Conquer procrastination • Absorb the material quickly and effectively • Know which reading assignments are critical—and which are not • Target the paper topics that wow professors • Provide A+ answers on exams • Write stellar prose without the agony A strategic blueprint for success that promises more free time, more fun, and top-tier results, How to Become a Straight-A Student is the only study guide written by students for students—with the insider knowledge and real-world methods to help you master the college system and rise to the top of the class.

Totally Epic, True and Wacky Soccer Facts and Stories

Author: Puck,Jon Stollberg
Publisher: duopress
ISBN: 1938093828
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 156
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Get your cleats ready; this is going to be an epic game! Soccer is full of stories about the great players and the amazing GOOOOOOOOOOALS. But soccer also has a wild side, and tons of wacky stuff happens week after week. Some of the stories in this book are weird, a bit odd, and definitely on the crazy side. Others are about amazing (and not so amazing) records and those passionate fans in the stadiums. In all, these are the totally epic, true, and wacky soccer facts and stories that every fan should know. So, start dribbling and be ready for an epic run to the goal!

The Transport System and Transport Policy

An Introduction
Author: Bert van Wee,Jan Anne Annema,David Banister
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857936905
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 399
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ÔThis very interesting book provides an excellent multi-disciplinary introduction into the functioning of transport systems and the interaction with their environments.Õ Ð Erik Verhoef, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands ÔThe editors of this important book have clearly identified that few writings on transport treat the transport system as a whole. Implicit in this is a need for a genuinely multidisciplinary approach. An impressive list of contributors ensures that the book draws on the latest research whilst providing new insights into some of the key challenges facing transport students and researchers, transport providers and policy makers.Õ Ð Roger Vickerman, University of Kent, UK ÔSince ancient times transportation has brought our world together. But the need for connectivity and accessibility in a spatially differentiated world has prompted the emergence of very complex transportation systems. This book offers a fresh and operational contribution to a better understanding of the complexity and manageability of a mobile world, by addressing in a balanced way both conceptual and applied or policy aspects of modern transportation systems.Õ Ð Peter Nijkamp, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Transport impacts on people and businesses in many different ways, and presents some of the key problems that decision-makers need to address. This comprehensive textbook introduces the transport system in a holistic and multidisciplinary way, bringing together the myriad components of transport. This textbook is written for an international readership of undergraduate and postgraduate students in transport and related subjects, as well as for professionals and policy decision-makers across both public and private sectors. Key features include: ¥ Discussion of the importance of transport accessibility and the impacts of transport on the environment and safety ¥ Policy issues relating to all of the discussed issues and prescribed future options. ¥ Transport evaluation methods and modelling approaches. ¥ Examples to highlight the linkages between components of the transport system Ð for example infrastructures, land-use, vehicle technologies Ð and the relevance of these linkages for decision making.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Geography

Author: Dydia DeLyser
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412919916
Category: Science
Page: 431
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The process of learning qualitative research has altered dramatically and this Handbook explores the growth, change, and complexity within the topic and looks back over its history to assess the current state of the art, and indicate possible future directions. Moving beyond textbook rehearsals of standard issues, the book examines key methodological debates and conflicts, approaching them in a critical, discursive manner.

GIS Data Sources

Author: Drew Decker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471437734
Category: Science
Page: 208
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Put the world of GIS data resources at your command— GIS users routinely encounter key questions about the data needed for their projects: Where did the data come from? Is this the best data available? How can the data be loaded to make it work? What about creating original data? With a broad range of GIS data options to choose from, knowing how to find, select, and use the most appropriate resources for different purposes is absolutely essential in order to keep costs down and make the most of the technology. Filled with crucial information for today's GIS users, this book offers a comprehensive, straightforward reporting on GIS data sources--what they are, hot to find them, and how to determine the right source for a given project. Beginning with a thorough review of the basic GIS data types and groups, GIS Data Sources shows hot to define specific data needs for a project and accurately envision how the data will look and act once it is applied. The next step is to locate and obtain the data. Here the book presents a wealth of data sources, with added guidance on creating original data and important information on suitable applications for different types of data. Nuts-and-bolts material on data formats, media, compression, and downloading helps users acquire and use GIS data easily and avoid the technical snags that can slow a project down. In addition, the book's extensive resource listings provide details on where to find GIS information on the Internet, and a complementary Web site ( provides further data links and updates to help jump-start your projects. With invaluable time-and cost-saving advice and answers to a host of common GIS data questions, GIS Data Sources is a powerful new tool for users of the technology in any field. Drew Decker is Texas State Cartographer with the Texas Natural Resources Information System in Austin, Texas. He serves as Co-chair of the Texas Geographic Information Council's Technical Advisory Committee and is the Project Manager of the Texas Strategic Mapping Program.