This text presents a clear and conceptual understanding of how Earth works, emphasizing the role of tectonic plates throughout. Using clear, focused, and engaging prose, the authors discuss connections between concepts, processes, and principles in a straightforward manner. The text introducesthemes using stunning overview graphics at the beginning of each chapter and features hundreds of meticulously developed figures throughout in order to illustrate ongoing processes and changes over time.
Author: Brendan E. Murphy
Category: Physical geology
Designed for the undergraduate, introductory environmental geology course for majors and non-majors alike, Environmental Geology Today presents the core geological principles and explores the effects of humanity on the physical environment. Contemporary case studies throughout encourage students to use their critical thinking skills to dissect the subject matter as part of their overall analysis. The numerous case studies are drawn from topical current events that relate to the chapter material and contain numerical data. Using simple math, graphing, and critical thinking, the authors challenge students to analyze aspects of the data, honing their basic math and analytical skills. With a focus on teaching students to think critically about our environment, Environmental Geology Today is a fresh and modern exploration of this ever-evolving field.
Author: Director Bipolar Disorder Research Program at the Va Palo Alto Health Care System Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine Palo Alto California Trisha Suppes,Robert L. McConnell,Ellen B Dennehy,Daniel C. Abel,Professor Emeritus University of Mary Washington Robert L McConnell
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Author: Charles (Carlos) Plummer,Diane Carlson,Lisa Hammersley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Author: Anatole Dolgoff
Publisher: D C Heath & Company
Or, The Modern Changes of the Earth and Its Inhabitants Considered as Illustrative of Geology
Author: Sir Charles Lyell
Author: Harold Leonard Levin
Publisher: Saunders College Pub
Physical Geology, 15th edition, is the latest refinement of a classic introductory text that has helped countless students learn basic physical geology concepts for over 25 years. Students taking introductory physical geology to fulfill a science elective, as well as those contemplating a career in geology, will appreciate the accessible writing style and depth of coverage in Physical Geology. Hundreds of carefully rendered illustrations and accompanying photographs correlate perfectly with the chapter descriptions to help readers quickly grasp new geologic concepts. Numerous chapter learning tools and a website further assist students in their study of physical geology.
Author: Charles (Carlos) Plummer,Diane Carlson,Lisa Hammersley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Exploring Geology by Reynolds/Johnson/ Morin/Carter is an innovative textbook intended for an introductory college geology course, such as Physical Geology. This ground-breaking, visually spectacular book was designed from cognitive and educational research on how students think, learn, and study. Nearly all information in the book is built around 2,600 photographs and stunning illustrations, rather than being in long blocks of text that are not articulated with figures. These annotated illustrations help students visualize geologic processes and concepts, and are suited to the way most instructors already teach. To alleviate cognitive load and help students focus on one important geologic process or concept at a time, the book consists entirely of two-page spreads organized into 19 chapters. Each two-page spread is a self-contained block of information about a specific topic, emphasizing geologic concepts, processes, features, and approaches. These spreads help students learn and organize geologic knowledge in a new and exciting way. Inquiry is embedded throughout the book, modeling how geologists investigate problems. The title of each two-page spread and topic heading is a question intended to get readers to think about the topic and become interested and motivated to explore the two-page spread for answers. Each chapter is a learning cycle, which begins with a visually engaging two-page spread about a compelling geologic issue. Each chapter ends with an Investigation that challenges students with a problem associated with a virtual place. The world-class media, spectacular presentations, and assessments are all tightly articulated with the textbook. This book is designed to encourage students to observe, interpret, think critically, and engage in authentic inquiry, and is highly acclaimed by reviewers, instructors, and students.
Author: Stephen Reynolds,Julia Johnson,Paul Morin,Chuck Carter
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
To effectively introduce core concepts, this first-year survey text shifts the focus from learning terminology to understanding--and observing--the range of earth's geologic processes. The Third Edition retains all the features which have made the text popular among students, while integrating new or enhanced elements and material including a significantly revised art program and a suite of technology supplements. The pedagogical aids which appear throughout help students to assimilate the material and continually reassess their progress. At the end of every chapter, new On-the-Web activities encourage the use of web resources, Learning Actively exercises challenge students to apply their knowledge to their surroundings, and Chapter Summaries are now shorter to allow for faster review. New! The revised art program presents a level of detail appropriate for introductory students, and demonstrates naturalism as well as technical accuracy--ensuring that the basics are skillfully communicated. New! Geology at a Glance sections act as quick, visual reference tools summarizing difficult ideas using figures, photos, and flow charts. New! Highlight boxes are now divided into three categories to actively illustrate the relevance of abstract geologic principles to students' daily lives: Environmental, Earth System Science, and Application/Everyday Interest boxes. New! A strong technology package facilitates learning through interactive tutorials and a web site with ACE self-tests, lab simulations, and a link to www.geologylink.com, Houghton Mifflin's award-winning site for the geology community. Instructors may access PowerPoint slides on the web site, as well as additional classroom resources.
an introduction to physical geology
Author: Stanley Chernicoff
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Earth Science Today helps you reach your classroom goals. Murphy and Nance recognize the challenge of covering the earth sciences - physical geology, meteorology, astronomy, and oceanography, to name a few-in just one term. So, they've developed a text that helps you create a clear and engaging presentation. While covering traditional topics in comfortable depth, Murphy and Nance emphasize the interplay of the Earth's processes. With this process-oriented approach, they're able to stress the concepts and principles that will stay relevant to students, even after they finish your course. Murphy and Nance's jargon-free language helps your students grasp the concepts and enables them to feel confident in their knowledge of the material. So with Earth Science Today, your students will leave your course with much more than a basic understanding of Earth Science. They'll experience Murphy and Nance's infectious enthusiasm for learning and discovery. And, they'll see how the Earth's processes affect their daily lives-and vice versa. Whenever your students see "hot" blue text in the review materials, your students will know that they can find more resources at the Brooks/Cole Earth Science Resource Center web site. There, they'll be able to find the key terms and concepts for each chapter; review additional critical-thinking questions, activities, and more.
Author: Brendan Murphy,Damian Nance
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Author: Arthur Holmes
Category: Physical geology
Author: Graham R. Thompson,Jonathan Turk
Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
This work intent to give an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of geology for all those are interested in the understanding and learn about all the processes and phenomena that formed and shaped the Earth, since its formation, around 4,800 million years before present (BP). Early geologists, makes its task of studying and interpreting these processes, contributed to display the history of the planet and the origin of the life. Their work were the basis for future generations of scientists deepened and made new discoveries that contributed in the understanding of our planet and give a new view about its formation. Thanks to all these discoveries, geologists were able to put all the pieces together and understand all the processes that contributed to the formation of the South American continent that began in the first moments of the formation of the Earth’s crust 3,800 million years BP. This book, compile the geological history of the continent into a single text, while pointing out new aspects that were not covered at first.
Author: Edward Revollo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Rocks firmly anchored to the ground and rocks floating through space fascinate us. Jewelry, houses, and roads are just some of the ways we use what has been made from geologic processes to advance civilization. Whether scrambling over a rocky beach, or gazing at spectacular meteor showers, we can't get enough of geology! The Geology Bookwill teach you: What really carved the Grand Canyon. How thick the Earth's crust is. The varied features of the Earth's surface - from plains to peaks. How sedimentary deposition occurs through water, wind, and ice. Effects of erosion. Ways in which sediments become sedimentary rock. Fossilization and the age of the dinosaurs. The powerful effects of volcanic activity. Continental drift theory. Radioisotope and carbon dating. Geologic processes of the past. Our planet is a most suitable home. Its practical benefits are also enhanced by the sheer beauty of rolling hills, solitary plains, churning seas and rivers, and majestic mountains - all set in place by processes that are relevant to today's entire population of this spinning rock we call home.
Author: Dr. John D. Morris
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Zumberge's Laboratory Manual for Physical Geology, 15e is written for the freshman-level laboratory course in physical geology. In this lab, students study Earth materials, geologic interpretation of topographic maps, aerial photographs and Earth satellite imagery, structural geology and plate tectonics and related phenomena. With over 30 exercises, professors have great flexibility when developing the syllabus for their physical geology lab course. The ease of use, tremendous selection, and tried and true nature of the labs selected have made this lab manual one of the leading selling physical geology lab manuals.
Author: Robert Rutford,James Carter
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY: EXPLORING THE EARTH, Sixth Edition, doesn't just explain physical geology and its processes; it places that knowledge within the context of human experience by consistently emphasizing relevance, resources, and the environment. With this edition, the authors seek to answer two central questions, How does the planet work? and Why is this important to know? By discussing the unifying theory of plate tectonics in detail early in the text, the authors are able to link diverse material by this common thread, providing a global perspective of Earth and allowing students to recognize seemingly unrelated geologic phenomena as a continuum of interrelated events within a complete planetary system. In addition to providing students with an understanding of geology and its processes, the authors consistently demonstrate how geology relates to the human experience. By asking the question What would you do? throughout the text, students are encouraged to explore their reactions to particular situations. New Geology in Your Life sections address relevant student concerns, particularly in the areas of environment and energy. And a new penultimate chapter on Resources and the Fate of the Earth ties together many of the concepts of particular interest to students. This edition is fully integrated with the online student tutorial system Physical GeologyNow. Physical GeologyNow uses a series of chapter-specific diagnostic tests to build a personalized learning plan for each student, allowing students to focus their study time on specific areas of weaknesses. Each personalized learning plan directs students to specific chapter sections and concept-driven multimedia tutorials designed to augment their understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: James Monroe,Reed Wicander,Richard Hazlett
Publisher: Nelson Education
Winner of the ASLE Creative Writing Award Winner of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation Finalist for the PEN American Open Book Award Finalist for the Phillis Wheatley Book Award Shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing Shortlisted for the Orion Book Award "I stand in awe of Lauret Savoy's wisdom and compassionate intelligence. Trace is a crucial book for our time, a bound sanity, not a forgiveness, but a reckoning." ––Terry Tempest Williams Sand and stone are Earth's fragmented memory. Each of us, too, is a landscape inscribed by memory and loss. One life-defining lesson Lauret Savoy learned as a young girl was this: the American land did not hate. As an educator and Earth historian, she has tracked the continent’s past from the relics of deep time; but the paths of ancestors toward her—paths of free and enslaved Africans, colonists from Europe, and peoples indigenous to this land—lie largely eroded and lost. In this provocative and powerful mosaic of personal journeys and historical inquiry across a continent and time, Savoy explores how the country’s still unfolding history, and ideas of “race,” have marked her and the land. From twisted terrain within the San Andreas Fault zone to a South Carolina plantation, from national parks to burial grounds, from “Indian Territory” and the U.S.-Mexico Border to the U.S. capital, Trace grapples with a searing national history to reveal the often unvoiced presence of the past. In distinctive and illuminating prose that is attentive to the rhythms of language and landscapes, she weaves together human stories of migration, silence, and displacement, as epic as the continent they survey, with uplifted mountains, braided streams, and eroded canyons.
Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape
Author: Lauret Savoy
Category: Social Science
A richly illustrated and expansive investigation of how the internet has influenced contemporary artistic practice over the past thirty years Featuring essays by leading curators, scholars, and critics, this book provides an in-depth look at how the internet has impacted visual art over the past three decades. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to Black Lives Matter, the internet's promise to foster communication across borders and democratize information has evolved alongside its rapidly developing technologies. While it has introduced radical changes to how art is made, disseminated, and perceived, the internet has also inspired artists to create inventive and powerful work that addresses new conceptions of community and identity, modes of surveillance, and tactics for resistance. Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today traces the relationship between internet culture and artistic practice through the work of contemporary artists such as Ed Atkins, Camille Henrot, and Anicka Yi, and looks back to pre-internet pioneers including Nam June Paik. Conversations between artists reveal how they have tackled similar issues using different technological tools. Touching on a variety of topics that range from emergent ideas of the body and human enhancement to the effects of digital modes of production on traditional media, and featuring more than 200 images of works including painting, performance, photography, sculpture, video, and web-based projects, this volume is packed with insightful revelations about how the internet has affected the trajectory of contemporary art.
Author: Eva Respini
Publisher: Yale University Press