Geography Matters is a popular course that follows the QCA Scheme of Work and offers support for the Key Stage 3 Strategy.The Foundation Pupil Book covers exactly the same topics as the Core Pupil Book but with simplified text and activities to aid pupils' understanding and improve their performance.
Global environmental change is one of the most pressing international issues of the next century. There is a need to monitor the Earth's vital signs, from atmospheric ozone to tropical deforestation to sea level change. Models used to predict global changes have not yet fully used global observational data sets. Satellite data sets will be vital in addressing global change issues, in determining natural variability and monitoring global and regional changes. This timely volume provides an illustration of the variety of satellite-derived global data sets now available, their uses, advantages and limitations, and the range of variation that has already been observed with these data. A team of distinguished contributors provide a highly illustrated and accessible account suitable for the general scientific reader.
Topographic Maps from Geostatistical Analysis of Satellite Radar Altimeter Data
Author: Ute Christina Herzfeld
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The atlas consists of 136 topographic maps derived from satellite radar altimetry (Geosat and ERS-1 data). Each map is presented together with a description of glaciologic and topographic features. The main section is preceded by an introduction and three up-to-date topics and followed by applications. Applications are in monitoring changes in Antarctic glaciers, ice streams and ice shelves, and in detailed regional studies of outlet glaciers of the inland ice. The reader will also find index maps, an exhaustive list of references on related subjects in glaciology, geodesy, geomathematics, remote sensing, and an index of the Antarctic place names.
"This atlas provides the first truly global assessment of the state of the world's mangroves. Written by the leading expert on mangroves with support from the top international researchers and conservation organizations, this full color atlas contains 60 full-page maps, hundreds of photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive country-by-country assessment of mangroves. Included are the first detailed estimates of changes in mangrove forestcover worldwide and at regional and national levels, an assessment of these changes and a country-by-country examination of biodiversity protection. The book also presents a wealth of global statistics on biodiversity, habitat area, loss and economic value which provide a unique record of mangroves against which future threats and changes can be evaluated. Case-studies, written by regional experts, provide insights into regional mangrove issues, including primary and potential productivity, biodiversity, and information on present and traditional uses and values and sustainable management."--Pub. desc.
The highly successful Clementine mission to the Moon in 1994 gave scientists their first global look at the Moon, and both the near and far side were mapped. This atlas is based on the data collected by the Clementine mission. It covers the entire Moon in 144 Lunar Aeronautical Charts (LACs), and represents the most complete lunar nomenclature database in existence, listing virtually all named craters and other features. This is the first atlas to show the entire lunar surface in uniform scale and format. A section of color plates shows lunar composition and physical properties.
An introductory atlas for secondary schools, perfectly designed to support and motivate students aged 11-14 in geographical and mapping skills.This introductory atlas for secondary school students aged 11-14 is designed to help students develop map, atlas and data handling skills. It features 96 pages of clear, easy to read maps, satellite images, an atlas skills section and hundreds of statistics. Its clear and accessible layout will motivate pupils of all abilities. An easy to follow introductory 'map and atlas skills' section, useful for both teacher and pupil, is followed by clear, easy to read reference maps presented with locator maps, fact boxes and flags, descriptive text, detailed map keys and photos. Carefully selected focus country studies include mapping on contrasting regions and special topics. New special topic mapping of China is included in this edition. The latest available country-by-country statistics are listed in a separate section and the index includes full latitude and longitude values. The extended world section in this edition covers many global issues e.g. climate, population, biomes, earthquakes and volcanoes. Colour coding of the titling and marginalia aids the identification of the sections within the atlas. A full range of interactive flipcharts to support this atlas are available as downloadable files. These charts are easy to use and allow teachers and learners to further develop atlas skills.