J. B. Zirker's The Science of Ocean Waves PDF
By J. B. Zirker
"Powerful ocean waves fascinate the general public, and so they have made loads of information lately." With that undeniable remark, scientist J. B. Zirker takes to the air on a whirlwind travel of the realm of waves'from the "ordinary" waves that always churn the ocean to the rogues or freaks that could get up likely from nowhere to heights of 20 meters or more... and every thing in between.Addressing questions so much ocean viewers have had and delivering new ones for our attention, The technology of Ocean Waves explains in available language how waves are shaped, how they circulation, how they turn into large and damaging, and the way they're being studied now for clues that might aid us plan for the future.Devoting chapters to wind, tides, currents, breakers, tsunamis, forecasting, renewable power, and El Nio'as good as discussing the gentler homes of ocean waves which motivate us and provide possibilities for rest and recreation'Zirker explores the actual components that create waves.Drawing on the various contemporary storms that experience devastated complete regions'such as typhoon Katrina, the tsunami introduced through the 2004 Sumatran earthquake, and the good tsunami that overwhelmed the shore of Japan in 2011'Zirker explains the forces that reason those monster waves and divulges the toll they tackle human lives.Enhanced by means of dozens of illustrations and a accomplished thesaurus, The technology of Ocean Waves will fascinate someone inquisitive about the technology at the back of the headlines.Praise for J. B. Zirker"Scientists be aware of their stuff yet are not often stable storytellers, while sturdy storytellers hardly ever own the required sweeping command of a systematic self-discipline. Zirker is that infrequent animal who can either converse the main not easy technical element and make it accessible."' New Scientist
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496–497). This importance of inquiry learning is well supported by many educational reports worldwide. For instance, one standard of the National Science Education Standards (NRC, 1996) is the Science as Inquiry Standards, which “highlight the ability to conduct inquiry and develop understanding about scientific inquiry” (p. 105). The need to teach science as inquiry is also important for the reason which Schwab wrote about in 1966, the operations required of our elites to meet our present problems are no longer capable of being understood by the public which has had only a dogmatic education.
Children will generally say that the stone will sink because it is heavier than water. 24 CHAPTER 1 The stone does sink, but is it really heavier than the water? To check, the teacher places the stone on one side of the balance scale and the water, removed from the container and transferred to a plastic bag, on the other. Seeing that the water is heavier than the stone, the students must face the fact that the stone sinks even though it is lighter than the water. From here, the teacher places the stone inside a balloon without inflating it, ties it so that no water can get inside, and asks what will happen to the stone with the balloon if we put them inside the water.
This importance of inquiry learning is well supported by many educational reports worldwide. For instance, one standard of the National Science Education Standards (NRC, 1996) is the Science as Inquiry Standards, which “highlight the ability to conduct inquiry and develop understanding about scientific inquiry” (p. 105). The need to teach science as inquiry is also important for the reason which Schwab wrote about in 1966, the operations required of our elites to meet our present problems are no longer capable of being understood by the public which has had only a dogmatic education.
The Science of Ocean Waves by J. B. Zirker