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ISBN-10 0321780310ISBN-13 9780321780317
ISBN-10 0321756312ISBN-13 9780321756312
Author(s): Frederick K. Lutgens; Edward J. Tarbuck
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 528

Thanks to a mounting interest in climate change and severe weather phenomena, meteorology courses are increasingly popular among today’s students—particularly in general education versions of the course, where rapid advances in visualization tools and technologies like GIS have greatly expanded the teacher’s toolkit. The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology remains the standard introduction in its field, reinforcing basic concepts with everyday, easy-to-grasp examples. This revision retains the hallmarks professors have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgens: a friendly, largely non-technical narrative, timely coverage of recent atmospheric events, and carefully crafted artwork by leading science illustrator Dennis Tasa. The Twelfth Edition maintains a student-friendly approach while evolving to address various course challenges and trends. Each chapter in this revision is organized by a new active learning path to help guide and engage non-science majors. A greater focus on popular and increasingly important Severe & Hazardous Weather applications, new critical visual analysis Eye on the Atmosphere features, as well as new discussions of the real-world career opportunities of meteorology with Professional Profile essays, make the science both relevant and exciting.

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