Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

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Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, Making Sense in Geography and the Environmental Sciences, Fifth Edition, is an indispensable research and writing guide for students in any area of the discipline.

Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, the fifth edition outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such issues as writing essays and reports, creating powerful visual aids, and properly documenting sources.

Concise and accessible, with new information on technology-based research, this latest edition continues to be an invaluable resource for students throughout their academic careers and beyond.

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Authoritative. With over twenty-five years of proven success, the Making Sense series is known for its clear and concise approach to research and writing in all areas of undergraduate study.

Current. Up-to-date, detailed information ensures students are well-equipped with the knowledge they will need to communicate successfully.

Comprehensive. The book offers step-by-step instructions on effective researching and writing for academic essays and reports, as well as information on using computer-generated images and graphic presentation software. It also includes advice on preparing for tests and exams and avoiding plagiarism.

Practical. Offering practical advice and a rich variety of examples, the book helps students overcome common pitfalls in grammar, style, punctuation, and usage.

Accessible and concise. The student-friendly writing style assumes no prior knowledge of the discipline and allows readers to use this book either as a quick and casual reference or as a text that can easily be read from cover to cover.

Helpful learning, review, and reference tools. Pedagogical features--including new learning objectives, chapter introductions and conclusions, writing checklists, three updated appendices, a "mini" index of main points discussed in the text, and a useful list of proofreading symbols--help students grasp the material.

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Margot Northey is a specialist in communications and the former dean of the School of Business at Queen's University.

David B. Knight is a geographical research and performance consultant and a former professor of geography at Carleton University and the University of Guelph.

Dianne Draper is a professor of geography at the University of Calgary.

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