Higher Education

National Geographic Reader: Sustainability, 1st Edition

  • includes Printed Access Card
  • National Geographic Learning
  • ISBN-10: 128506061X  |  ISBN-13: 9781285060613
  • 50 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $20.75

About

Overview

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING READER: SUSTAINABILITY w/PAC eBOOK is a part of a ground-breaking new series, the National Geographic Learning Reader Series.This series brings learning to life by featuring compelling images, media and text from National Geographic. Through this engaging content, students develop a clearer understanding of the world around them. Published in a variety of subject areas, the National Geographic Learning Reader Series connects key topics to authentic examples and can be used in conjunction with most standard texts or online materials available for your courses. Access to a media enhanced eBook included with each reader. This reader is designed to be used in combination with several core texts in a variety of trades fields by focusing on the importance of Green and Sustainability. Used as a supplement with two strong brands of National Geographic and Delmar Learning, this reader will bring relevancy, critical thinking skill activities, vocabulary and career information to the topics you are covering in the core area. With broad articles included in the reader, the companion website will allow you and your students to apply topics as they show how the theories are applied in a real world setting.

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Features and Benefits

  • Includes a collection of articles relevant to the importance of Green and Sustainability in electrical, drafting and construction trades.
  • Each article has an introduction to provide context for the student as well as focus questions that suggest ideas to think about while reading the selection.
  • Rich photography and compelling images are used throughout the reader to further enhance understanding of the selections.
  • The chapter culminating section includes discussion questions to stimulate both in-class discussion and out-of-class work.
  • Additional resources are available via a media-rich eBook. This eBook contains a website with a robust list of activities that include Anticipation Guides, Flashcards, Citizenship activities, career links, critical thinking activities, and writing activities, as well as the capability to highlight, take notes, search and bookmark.

Table of Contents

Can China Go Green.
Iceland's Power Struggle.
Plugging into the Sun.
Can Solar Save Us.
The 21st Century Grid.
Future Power.
The Big Idea: Get the Salt Out.
High Marks for Clean Water.
The Deep Dilemma.
Next: Space Elevator.
Environment: London's Green Giant.
Up on the Roof.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"National Geographic content is stunning, innovative, engaging, captivating, and current. The style of writing brings fascination and excitement to the reader. The quality of all of their resources is outstanding."

— Kendra Hill, South Dakota State University

"National Geographic is the perfect balance of readable, understandable science with stunning visual images."

— Jennifer Cole, Northeastern University

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Architectural Drafting and Design  (ISBN-10: 1435481623 | ISBN-13: 9781435481626)

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, 6E is the classic text for all architectural drafters and CAD operators, whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced. This full-color, comprehensive edition provides the basics of residential design, using various types of projects that a designer or architect is likely to complete during the actual design process and is written to meet the most recent editions of IRC and IBC. This book begins with information on architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to the site and structure. Commercial drafting, basic materials used for construction, common construction methods and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are all covered. An important feature of this best-seller is its step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans, with projects that can be completed using either CAD or manual drawing methods. Readers will gain the knowledge needed to complete the drawings required by most municipalities to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence.

List Price = $286.95  | CengageBrain Price = $286.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $215.25

Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity  (ISBN-10: 1111539154 | ISBN-13: 9781111539153)

Mastering the theory and application of electrical concepts is necessary for a successful career in the electrical installation or industrial maintenance fields, and this new fifth edition of DELMAR'S STANDARD TEXTBOOK OF ELECTRICITY delivers! Designed to train aspiring electricians, this text blends concepts relating to electrical theory and principles with practical 'how to' information that prepares students for situations commonly encountered on the job. Topics span all the major aspects of the electrical field including atomic structure and basic electricity, direct and alternating current, basic circuit theory, three-phase circuits, single phase, transformers, generators, and motors. This revision retains all the hallmarks of our market-leading prior editions and includes enhancements such as updates to the 2011 NECĀ®, a CourseMate homework lab option, and a new chapter on industry orientation as well as tips on energy efficiency throughout the tex.

List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25

Student Supplements

Architectural Drafting and Design  (ISBN-10: 1435481623 | ISBN-13: 9781435481626)

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, 6E is the classic text for all architectural drafters and CAD operators, whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced. This full-color, comprehensive edition provides the basics of residential design using various types of projects that a designer or architect is likely to complete during the actual design process and is written to meet the most recent editions of IRC and IBC. This book begins with information on architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to the site and structure. Commercial drafting, basic materials used for construction, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are all covered. An important feature of this best-seller is its step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans, with projects that can be completed using either CAD or manual drawing methods. Readers will gain the knowledge needed to complete the drawings required by most municipalities to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence.

List Price = $286.95  | CengageBrain Price = $286.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $215.25

Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity  (ISBN-10: 1111539154 | ISBN-13: 9781111539153)

Mastering the theory and application of electrical concepts is necessary for a successful career in the electrical installation or industrial maintenance fields, and this new fifth edition of DELMAR'S STANDARD TEXTBOOK OF ELECTRICITY delivers! Designed to teach by blending concepts relating to electrical theory and principles with practical 'how to' information that prepares you for situations commonly encountered on the job. Topics span all the major aspects of the electrical field including atomic structure and basic electricity, direct and alternating current, basic circuit theory, three-phase circuits, single phase, transformers, generators, and motors. This revision retains all the hallmarks of our market-leading prior editions and includes enhancements such as updates to the 2011 NECĀ®, a CourseMate homework lab option, and a new chapter on industry orientation as well as tips on energy efficiency throughout the text.

List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25