Author: Stephen Marshak Genre: Science Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated ISBN: 0393932389 Book Pages: 518 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
It is supported by a complete learning and teaching package. Innovative media, such as Geotours—which take students on virtual field trips using Google Earth™—make it possible for instructors to bring real-world geology to life in the classroom.
Author: Stephen Marshak Genre: Science Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated ISBN: 0393919390 Book Pages: 567 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
"The topics covered in this book have been arranged so that students can build their knowledge of geology on a foundation of overarching principles. Thus, the book starts by considering how the Earth formed, and how it is structured, overall, from its surface to its center. With this basic background, students can delve into plate tectonics, the grand unifying theory of geology. Plate tectonics appears early in the book, so that students can use the theory as a foundation from which they can interpret and link ideas presented in subsequent chapters. Knowledge of plate tectonics, for example, helps students understand the suite of chapters on minerals, rocks, and the rock cycle. Knowledge of plate tectonics and rocks together, in turn, provides a basis for studying volcanoes, earthquakes, and mountains. And with this background, students are prepared to see how the map of the Earth has changed through the vast expanse of geologic time, and how energy and mineral resources have developed. The book's final chapters address processes and problems occurring at or near the Earth's surface, from the unstable slopes of hills, down the course of rivers, to the shores of the sea and beyond. This section concludes with a topic of growing concern in society--global change, particularly climate change"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Gary Prost Genre: Science Publisher: CRC Press ISBN: 9781351648967 Book Pages: 468 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
This practical guidebook provides a basic grounding in the principles of geology and explains how to apply them. Using this book, readers will be able to figure out whether they are standing on an ancient seafloor, coal swamp, or sand dune. They will be able to determine the geologic hazards in their neighborhood, where to look for fossils and minerals, or where best to drill a water well. In plain English, The Geology Companion sheds light on the processes that shape the earth and how geology affects people in their daily lives.
Author: Frederick K. Lutgens Genre: Science Publisher: Prentice Hall ISBN: 0130282871 Book Pages: 449 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
For courses for non-majors in physical geology. Building on the tremendous reception to its parent text, Earth 6/e, the same groundbreaking media package is now integrated into the brief version of the best-selling introductory physical geology text. The GEODe II CD-ROM (included with every copy of the text), a text-dedicated website, and more provide complete, state-of-the-art multimedia support for both students and instructors. Essentials of Geology, 7/e retains the hallmarks professors have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgens' student friendly writing style, carefully crafted illustrations by Dennis Tasa that are both geologically accurate and visually appealing, and updated coverage of the most recent geologic events.
ESSENTIALS OF GEOLOGY, Fourth Edition is a shorter version of the authors' PHYSICAL GEOLOGY: EXPLORING THE EARTH, Fifth Edition text. In the same tradition, the authors present the content and material in a clear, consistent voice, focusing on plate tectonics in the first two chapters and offering more material on earth history than other texts in the market. The authors also draw the student into physical geology by providing engaging examples, as can be seen in the Cultural Connection boxes, a new pedagogical feature in this edition. Chapter opener objectives are now numbered so that students can easily recognize the crucial points of the chapter while reading and then they are numbered again in the chapter summary, for review. The Fourth Edition has numerous new photos that will be of interest to faculty and students alike and offers a new online student tutorial called GeologyNow. GeologyNow is the first assessment-centered student tutorial technology developed for the Geology market. The seamless integration of GeologyNow with chapter concepts emphasizes the connections between the content and students' own lives, through visual 3-D animations and chapter quizzes, in order to develop a greater appreciation for physical geology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Frederick K Lutgens Genre: Science Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed ISBN: 9781292077369 Book Pages: 592 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
For Introductory Physical Geology Courses From the renowned Lutgens/Tarbuck/Tasa team, the Twelfth Edition of Essentials of Geology continues to elevate its readability, art program, focus on basic principles and instructor flexibility. This revision incorporates what has historically made the text a best seller with a new active learning approach throughout each chapter, which offers students a structured learning path and provides a reliable, consistent framework for mastering the chapter concepts. It also includes new additions to its learning path, mobile field trips, and visual program. This edition can be supported by (optional) MasteringGeology™—used by over 1.5 million science students, the Mastering platform is the most effective and widely used online tutorial, homework, and assessment system for the sciences. This program will provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for your students. Here’s how: Personalize learning with MasteringGeology: MasteringGeology provides students with engaging and interactive experiences that coach them through introductory physical geography with specific wrong-answer feedback, hints, and a wide variety of educationally effective content. Teach with an active learning path that emphasizes learning objectives, tie questions back to objectives, ask students to analyze, synthesize, and critically think about core concepts, and break down chapter content. Engage students with an art program that supports a structured learning path with its bold-magazine like design. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; My_Lab/Mastering does not come packaged with this content. My_Lab/Mastering is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.
This book provides a scientific approach and comprehensive introduction to the subject of environmental pollution and is written in a manner which should be accessible to chemists, environmental scientists, geologists and geographers. The coverage is pollutant-centred and this serves to focus attention on the essential chemical aspects of each topic. Particular attention is paid to the transport of pollutants in the environment. The sources, chemical properties and reactions of pollutants in soils, air and water are all discussed, along with their associated toxicological effects and methods of monitoring, analysis and disposal. Readers of the book should obtain an understanding of the scientific principles of this field at a chemical level and should be able to approach the contentious issues surrounding this subject in a rational way. The book is intended for chemists, environmental scientists, geologists and geographers. 9780751400137.