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National Geographic Reader: Sustainability, 1st Edition

  • includes Printed Access Card
  • National Geographic Learning
  • ISBN-10: 128506061X
  • ISBN-13: 9781285060613
  • 50 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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Overview

About the Product

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.

Features

  • 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.

Reviews

"National Geographic is the perfect balance of readable, understandable science with stunning visual images."
— Jennifer Cole, Northeastern University

About the Author

National Geographic Learning

National Geographic Learning’s mission is to bring the world to the classroom and the classroom to life. With our English language programs, students learn about their world by experiencing it. Through our partnerships with National Geographic and TED, they develop the language and skills they need to be successful global citizens and leaders.

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.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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.

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.