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  • Preface-- Acknowledgements-- 1. Introduction-- Part I. Controls of Microclimate: 2. Microclimatic elements-- 3. Methods of observation and instrumentation-- 4. Radiation-- 5. The energy balance-- 6. Monitoring and modeling of radiation and energy balance via remote sensing and land surface models-- 7. Microclimates of different vegetated environments-- 8. Microclimates of physical systems-- 9. Bioclimatology-- Part II. Local Climates: 10. Urban climates-- 11. Topoclimatic effects on microclimate-- Part III. Environmental Change: 12. The effects of climate change on microclimates-- Problems-- Glossary-- Symbols-- SI units and conversions-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107145627 20160704
This book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive treatment of the variables and processes of microclimate and local climate, including radiation balance and energy balance. It describes and explains the climate within the lower atmosphere and upper soil, the region critical to life on Earth. Topics that are covered include not only the physical processes that affect microclimate, but also biological processes that affect vegetation and animals, including people. A geographic tour of the microclimates of the major ecosystems around the world is included. All major biomes and surface types, including urban areas, are examined, and the effects of climate change on microclimate are described. This book is invaluable for advanced students and researchers in climatology in departments of environmental science, geography, meteorology, agricultural science, and forestry.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107145627 20160704
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
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1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Unit One: Organization of the Body 1. The Human Body: An Orientation 2. Chemistry Comes Alive 3. Cells: The Living Units 4. Tissues: The Living Fabric Unit Two: Covering, Support, and Movement of the Body 5. The Integumentary System 6. Bones and Skeletal Tissues 7. The Skeleton 8. Joints 9. Muscles and Muscle Tissue 10. The Muscular System Unit Three: Regulation and Integration of the Body 11. Fundamentals of the Nervous System and Nervous Tissue 12. The Central Nervous System 13. The Peripheral Nervous System and Reflex Activity 14. The Autonomic Nervous System 15. The Endocrine System Unit Four: Maintenance of the Body 16. Blood 17. The Cardiovascular System: The Heart 18. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels 19. The Lymphatic System and Lymphoid Organs and Tissues 20. The Immune System: Innate and Adaptive Body Defenses 21. The Respiratory System 22. The Digestive System 23. Nutrition, Metabolism, and Energy Balance 24. The Urinary System 25. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance Unit Five: Continuity 26. The Reproductive System.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134156415 20160711
Providing a streamlined, clear pathway through A&P Anatomy & Physiology, Sixth Edition answers the demand for a leaner version of Elaine Marieb and Katja Hoehn's best-selling Human Anatomy & Physiology while maintaining its trusted, accurate approach. This streamlined text excludes coverage of pregnancy & human development, heredity, and the developmental aspects of body systems, while providing coverage of key A&P concepts. With the newly revised Sixth Edition, Marieb and Hoehn introduce a clear pathway through A&P that helps students and instructors focus on key concepts and make meaningful connections. The new modular organization makes key concepts more readily apparent and understandable to students, and new "Why This Matters" videos help students see why the content is important not only for their course, but also for their future careers. An expanded suite of learning tools in the book and in MasteringA&P guide students through important concepts. Also available with MasteringA&P. MasteringA&P is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Instructors ensure that students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics(TM). Students can further master concepts after class through assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. 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; MasteringA&P does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringA&P, 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 MasteringA&P, search for: 0134201663 Anatomy & Physiology Plus MasteringA&P with eText -- Access Card Package, 6/e Package consists of: *0134283384 / 9780134283388 MasteringA&P with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Anatomy & Physiology, 6/e*0134156412 / 9780134156415 Anatomy & Physiology, 6/e.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134156415 20160711
Biology Library (Falconer)
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1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
  • Building user interfaces basic applications
  • Activities and intents
  • Fragments, ActionBar, and menus
  • Graphics, drawing, and audio
  • Threads, handlers, and programmatic movement
  • Touch gestures
  • Sensors and camera
  • File storage, shares preferences, and SQLite.
Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Using a hands-on, student-friendly approach, Android Programming Concepts provides a comprehensive foundation for the development of mobile applications for devices and tablets powered by Android. This text offers in-depth coverage of the topics outlined by the official Android developer API guides, leading a programmer with object oriented programming skills through the app development process. Each chapter features a collection of well-designed and classroom tested lab examples, providing an opportunity to apply specific Android concepts while supported by visual guides, explanations, and code listings. Key Features: * Android Studio, the official development environment by Google, is used to develop all applications * Includes 44 practical and interesting lab examples linked to real-world mobile problems, including constructing games with moving graphics and responding to sensor data * Mobile programming commences in Chapter 1 with the development of two native Android applications, beginning with a problem statement and storyboard and ending with an executable app * Each chapter concludes with skill-oriented questions designed to test comprehension of key concepts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781284070705 20160711
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Law Library (Crown)
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130 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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" Battering States explores the most personal part of people's lives as they intersect with a uniquely complex state system. The book examines how statecraft shapes domestic violence: how a state defines itself and determines what counts as a family; how a state establishes sovereignty and defends its borders; and how a state organizes its legal system and forges its economy. The ethnography includes stories from people, places, and perspectives not commonly incorporated in domestic violence studies, and, in doing so, reveals the transformation of intimate partner violence from a predictable form of marital trouble to a publicly recognized social problem. The politics of domestic violence create novel entry points to understanding how, although women may be vulnerable to gender-based violence, they do not necessarily share the same kind of belonging to the state. This means that markers of identity and power, such as gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion and religiosity, and socio-economic and geographic location, matter when it comes to safety and pathways to justice. The study centers on Israel, where a number of factors bring connections between the cultural politics of the state and domestic violence into stark relief: the presence of a contentious multinational and multiethnic population; competing and overlapping sets of religious and civil laws; a growing gap between the wealthy and the poor; and the dominant presence of a security state in people's everyday lives. The exact combination of these factors is unique to Israel, but they are typical of states with a diverse population in a time of globalization. In this way, the example of Israel offers insights wherever the political and personal impinge on one another. "-- Provided by publisher.
""Battering States examines ethnographically how the presence of a contentious multi-national and multi-ethnic population; competing and overlapping sets of religious and civil family law; a growing gap between the wealthy and the poor; and, the dominant presence of a security state informs the manifestation and regulation of domestic violence"--Provided by publisher"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
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xxv, 266 pages ; 23 cm
Law Library (Crown)

9. Biological science [2017]

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1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
  • 1. Biology and the Tree of Life BioSkills I. THE MOLECULAR ORGIN AND EVOLUTION OF LIFE 2. Water and Carbon: The Chemical Basis of Life 3. Protein Structure and Function 4. Nucleic Acids and the RNA World 5. An Introduction to Carbohydrates 6. Lipids, Membranes, and the First Cells II. CELL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION 7. Inside the Cell 8. Energy and Enzymes: An Introduction to Metabolism 9. Cellular Respiration and Fermentation 10. Photosynthesis 11. Cell-Cell Interactions 12. The Cell Cycle III. GENE STRUCTURE AND EXPRESSION 13. Meiosis 14. Mendel and the Gene 15. DNA and the Gene: Synthesis and Repair 16. How Genes Work 17. Transcription, RNA Processing, and Translation 18. Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria 19. Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes 20. The Molecular Revolution: Biotechnology and Beyond 21. gGenes, Development, and Evolution IV. EVOLUTIONARY PATTERNS AND PROCESSES 22. Evolution by Natural Selection 23. Evolutionary Processes 24. Speciation 25. Phylogenies and the History of Life V. THE DIVERSIFICATION OF LIFE 26. Bacteria and Archaea 27. Protists 28. Green Algae and Land Plants 29. Fungi 30. An Introduction to Animals 31. Protostome Animals 32. Deuterostome Animals 33. Viruses VI. HOW PLANTS WORK 34. Plant Form and Function 35. Water and Sugar Transport in Plants 36. Plant Nutrition 37. Plant Sensory Systems, Signals, and Responses 38. Plant Reproduction and Development VII. HOW ANIMALS WORK 39. Animal Form and Function 40. Water and Electrolyte Balance in Animals 41. Animal Nutrition 42. Gas Exchange and Circulation 43. Animal Nervous Systems 44. Animal Sensory Systems 45 Animal Movement 46. Chemical Signals in Animals 47. Animal Reproduction and Development 48. The Immune System in Animals VIII. ECOLOGY 49. An Introduction to Ecology 50. Behavioral Ecology 51. Population Ecology 52. Community Ecology 53. Ecosystems and Global Ecology 54. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780321976499 20160619
For introductory courses for biology majors. Uniquely engages biology students in active learning, scientific thinking, and skill development. Scott Freeman's Biological Science is beloved for its Socratic narrative style, its emphasis on experimental evidence, and its dedication to active learning. Science education research indicates that true mastery of content requires a move away from memorization towards active engagement with the material in a focused, personal way. Biological Science is designed to equip students with strategies to assess their level of understanding and identify the types of cognitive skills that need improvement. With the Sixth Edition, content has been streamlined with an emphasis on core concepts and core competencies from the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education report. The text's unique BioSkills section is now placed after Chapter 1 to help students develop key skills needed to become a scientist, new "Making Models" boxes guide learners in interpreting and creating models, and new "Put It all Together" case studies conclude each chapter and help students see connections between chapter content and current, real-world research questions. New, engaging content includes updated coverage of global climate change, advances in genetic editing, and recent insights into the evolution of land plants. Strong media Integration supports book features with MasteringBiology activities, Learning Catalytics(TM), and new whiteboard videos that guide students in completing "Making Models" assignments. Also available with MasteringBiology(TM) MasteringBiology from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content and activities. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics(TM). Students can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(TM) & Mastering(TM) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, 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 MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0321993756 / 9780321993755 Biological Science Plus MasteringBiology with eText -- Access Card Package, 6/e Package consists of: * 0134261992 / 9780134261997 MasteringBiology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Biological Science * 0321976495 / 9780321976499 Biological Science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780321976499 20160619
Biology Library (Falconer)
Book
1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Biology Library (Falconer)
Book
1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • 1. Humans in the World of Biology 1a. Special Topic: Becoming a Patient: A Major Decision 2. Chemistry Comes to Life 3. The Cell 4. Body Organization and Homeostasis 5. The Skeletal System 6. The Muscular System 7. Neurons: The Matter of the Mind 8. The Nervous System 8a. Special Topic: Drugs and the Mind 9. Sensory Systems 10. The Endocrine System 10a. Special Topic: Diabetes Mellitus 11. Blood 12. The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic System 12a. Special Topic: Cardiovascular Disease 13. Body Defense Mechanisms 13a. Special Topic: Infectious Disease 14. The Respiratory System 15. The Digestive System and Nutrition 15a. Special Topic: The Obesity Epidemic 16. The Urinary System 17. Reproductive Systems 17a. Special Topic: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS 18. Development Through Life 18a. Special Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorder 19. Chromosomes and Cell Division 19a. Special Topic: Stem Cells-A Repair Kit for the Body 20. Genetics and Human Inheritance 21. DNA and Biotechnology 21a. Special Topic: Cancer 22. Evolution and Our Heritage 23. Ecology, The Environment, and Us 24. Human Populations, Limited Resources, and Pollution.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134045443 20160704
For courses in non-majors biology. Helps students learn the concepts and applications of human biology using relevant topics and realistic scenarios. Known for its unique "Special Topic" chapters and emphasis on everyday health concerns, the Sixth Edition of Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues continues to personalize the study of human biology using a conversational writing style, vibrant, easy-to-follow illustrations, abundant applications, and a new emphasis on using everyday science literacy skills. The authors provide a practical, friendly introduction to the study of the human body, preparing readers to navigate today's rapidly expanding and shifting world of health information. Each chapter now features brand-new "Consider This Case" exercises and "Finding and Evaluating Information" activities that challenge readers to think critically and apply their knowledge to solve real-world cases. Along with scientific updates and content improvements throughout the text, The Sixth Edition also includes a new "Special Topic" chapter on the Obesity Epidemic. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringBiology(TM) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringBiology, 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 MasteringBiology, search for: 0134056671 / 9780134056678 Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues Plus MasteringBiology with eText -- Access Card Package, 6/e Package consists of: * 0134045440 / 9780134045443 Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues, 6/e * 0134254910 / 9780134254913 MasteringBiology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues, 6/e.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134045443 20160704
Biology Library (Falconer)

12. Biology : the core [2017]

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1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
  • 1. An Introduction to the Science of Life 2. The Chemistry of Life 3. The Cell: the Fundamental Unit of Life 4. Energy and Life 5. Chromosomes and Inheritance 6. DNA: The Molecule of Life 7. Darwinian Evolution 8. Biodiversity 1: Microscopic Organisms 9. Biodiversity 2: Fungi and Plants 10. Biodiversity 3: Animals 11. Human Body Systems 12. Ecology.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134152196 20160704
For non-majors/mixed biology courses. Build a flexible non-majors biology course with science literacy at its core. Eric Simon's Biology: The Core combines a succinct, beautifully illustrated 12-chapter textbook with engaging MasteringBiology assignment options and extensive instructor support materials. The Core delivers a uniquely flexible teaching and learning package that supports Active Learning or "Flipped Classroom" teaching techniques, and an emphasis on current issues that relate to basic biological concepts. The modular organization of the text makes it easy for instructors to teach concepts in their preferred order, and powerful online assignment options reinforce those concepts by clarifying the "big picture" and preparing your students with the biological literacy skills required to make informed decisions outside the classroom. The Second Edition text and MasteringBiology assignment options further revolutionize teaching in and out of the classroom with a greater emphasis on the nature of science and dozens of new opportunities for students to practice basic science literacy skills. The Core's concise modules continue to focus students' attention on the most important concepts, combining dynamic figures and illustrations with supporting narrative as the primary source of instruction to create a more engaging and accessible learning experience for students. The new edition has been revised to strengthen the ways the text, MasteringBiology, and the instructor support materials work together in meeting the needs of both instructors and students-before, during, and after class. Also available with MasteringBiology(TM) MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product proven to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from opportunities to practice basic science literacy skills, using interactive resources that create engaging learning experiences. Effective activities in MasteringBiology help students further visualize and understand complex biological processes. Comprehensive instructor tools include MasteringBiology assignment options. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringBiologydoes not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringBiology, 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 boththe physical text and MasteringBiology, search for: 013416699X / 9780134166995 The Core Plus MasteringBiology with eText -- Access Card Package, 2/e Package consists of: * 0134325281 / 9780134325286 MasteringBiology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Biology: The Core *0134152190 / 9780134152196 Biology: The Core.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134152196 20160704
Biology Library (Falconer)

13. Birds of Venezuela [2017]

Book
544 p. ill. 22 x 14 cm
Biology Library (Falconer)
Book
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
Book
xi, 177 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1: Introduction Principles for Understanding California Politics Chapter 2: Critical Junctures: California's Political History in Brief Early California The Rise of the Southern Pacific Railroad Progressivism The Power of Organized Interests Growth and Industrialization in the Golden State The Initiative Process Takes Hold Hyperdiversity in a Modern State Recalling a Governor Pushing Ahead with More Reforms The Return of Jerry Brown Conclusion: Political Earthquakes and Evolving Institutions Chapter 3: Direct Democracy The Statewide Initiative Process Referendum Recall Direct Democracy at the Local Level Conclusion: The Perils and Promises of Hybrid Democracy Chapter 4: The State Legislature Design, Purpose, and Function of the Legislature California Representatives at Work Policymaking and Lawmaking Annual Budgeting Constituency Service and Outreach Executive Branch Oversight Leaders Conclusion: Of the People, for the People Chapter 5: The Executive Branch California's Plural Executive California's Governor The Constitutional Executive Officers Administrators and Regulators Conclusion: Competition for Power Chapter 6: The Court System The Three-Tiered Court System On and Off the Court Court Administration Juries Criminal Justice and Its Costs Conclusion: Access to Justice Chapter 7: Other Governments County Government Municipal Governments Special Districts Regional Governments Federalism Tribal Governments Conclusion: The State's Interlocking Systems Chapter 8: The California Budget Process California Budgeting 101 Mechanics of Budgeting: Revenue Mechanics of Budgeting: Deficits and Expenditures Political Constraints on Budgeting Tax Burden: Highest in the Nation? Conclusion: Budgeting under Variable Conditions Chapter 9: Political Parties, Elections, and Campaigns Democratic Stronghold, but Weakly Partisan Party in the California Electorate Party in Government Party Organizations Party in Informal Networks Elections: Continuity and Change California Campaigns Conclusion: A Complex Electorate Chapter 10: Political Engagement Citizens and Politics News Sources and Media Habits Political Engagement and Disengagement Major Voting Trends Special Interest Groups: Indirectly Connecting Citizens to Government Conclusion: An Evolving Political Community Chapter 11: Concluding Thoughts: Political Paradoxes and Governability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781483375595 20160619
By emphasizing how history, political culture, rules, and institutions influence choices that lie at the heart of governing, this book presses the reader to think about how these forces conspire to shape politics today and how they will determine the state of affairs tomorrow. The thoroughly revised fourth edition includes coverage of the political problems raised by the state's persistent drought, the widening of health care access to low-income children and adults, the increase in the state's minimum wage, controversy over legislation for mandatory vaccination of schoolchildren, and the state's precariously balanced budget.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781483375595 20160619
Green Library
Book
1 online resource.
Case Competencies in Orthopaedic Surgery is a centralized, easy-access guide to preparing for cases most commonly encountered during training. Written by expert author teams consisting of both attending surgeons and residents, it follows a technique-based format and design that summarizes the surgical steps, from room set-up to closure, of all cases relevant to the 15 categories of "Orthopaedic Surgery Case Minimums" as determined by the ACGME.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780323390385 20160619
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xiii, 349 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Green Library

18. Chemical principles [2017]

Book
1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • 1. Chemists and Chemistry. 2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions. 3. Stoichiometry. 4. Types of Chemical Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry. 5. Gases. 6. Chemical Equilibrium. 7. Acids and Bases. 8. Applications of Aqueous Equilibria. 9. Energy, Enthalpy, and Thermochemistry. 10. Spontaneity, Entropy, and Free Energy. 11. Electrochemistry. 12. Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Theory. 13. Bonding: General Concepts. 14. Covalent Bonding: Orbitals. 15. Chemical Kinetics. 16. Liquids and Solids. 17. Properties of Solutions. 18. The Representative Elements. 19. Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry. 20. The Nucleus: A Chemista (TM)s View. 21. Organic and Biochemical Molecules. Appendix 1. Mathematical Procedures. Appendix 2. Units of Measurement and Conversions Among Units. Appendix 3. Spectral Analysis. Appendix 4. Selected Thermodynamic Data. Appendix 5. Equilibrium Constants and Reduction Potentials. Appendix 6. Deriving the Integrated Rate Laws. Glossary. Answers to Selected Exercises.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781305581982 20160619
Develop the qualitative, conceptual foundation you need to think like a chemist with CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES, 8e. Designed for students with solid mathematical preparation, this best-seller emphasizes models, everyday applications of chemistry, and a thoughtful, step-by-step problem-solving approach.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781305581982 20160619
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
Book
xvii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Green Library
Book
online resource (ix, 1210 pages) : color illustrations, charts
Medical Library (Lane)