Author: Brendan E. Murphy
Category: Physical geology
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: 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
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: Charles (Carlos) Plummer,Diane Carlson,Lisa Hammersley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
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: Reed Wicander,James S. Monroe
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ESSENTIALS OF GEOLOGY, Fifth Edition, is a shorter, less is more version of Monroe and Wicander's PHYSICAL GEOLOGY text. In the same tradition, the authors present the material in a clear, consistent voice, appropriately focusing on the core concepts of physical geology, with an emphasis on plate tectonics and the dynamic nature of Earth. The engaging examples and images throughout the text enhance students' understanding and appreciation of physical geology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Stephen Reynolds,Julia Johnson,Paul Morin,Chuck Carter
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.
A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet
Author: Mike Searle
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The crash of the Indian plate into Asia is the biggest known collision in geological history, and it continues today. The result is the Himalaya and Karakoram - one of the largest mountain ranges on Earth. The Karakoram has half of the world's highest mountains and a reputation as being one of the most remote and savage ranges of all. In this beautifully illustrated book, Mike Searle, a geologist at the University of Oxford and one of the most experienced field geologists of our time, presents a rich account of the geological forces that were involved in creating these mountain ranges. Using his personal accounts of extreme mountaineering and research in the region, he pieces together the geological processes that formed such impressive peaks.
Author: Edward J. Tarbuck,Frederick K. Lutgens,Dennis G. Tasa
For introductory courses in earth science. Use dynamic media to bring Earth Science to life Earth Science answers the need for a straightforward text that excites readers about the world around them. Perfect for individuals with little-to-no background in science, the text covers geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy clearly and without technical jargon. Tarbuck, Lutgens, and Tasa are praised for their uncomplicated writing, dynamic media that help visualize physical processes, stunning art program that brings the “wow” factor, and valuable activities in Mastering Geology that provide activity-based learning to solidify readers’ understanding. The 15th Edition incorporates the latest data and applications from Earth Science, new data analysis activities, and an updated dynamic mobile media and Mastering Geology program. Also available with Mastering Geology By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, Mastering personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult Earth Science concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Geology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geology, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geology search for: 013460993X / 9780134609935 Earth Science Plus Mastering Geology with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 013454353X / 9780134543536 Earth Science 013460993X / 9780134609935 Mastering Geology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Earth Science
Author: AGI American Geological Institute,NAGT - National Association of Geoscience Teachers,Vincent Cronin,Dennis G. Tasa
For Introductory Geology courses. Applied lab investigations to improve readers’ understanding of Earth’s geology This user-friendly, best-selling lab manual examines the basic processes of geology and their applications to everyday life. Featuring contributions from over 200 highly regarded geologists and geoscience educators, along with an exceptional illustration program by Dennis Tasa, Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology offers an inquiry and activities-based approach that builds skills and gives readers a more complete learning experience in the lab. The 11th Edition features a new author and an editorial panel that bring a modern pedagogical and digital approach to the lab manual and the changing landscape of physical geology. In addition, readers can access Mastering™ Geology with MapMaster NextGen interactive maps, pre-lab videos, animations, GigaPan Activities, and much more. Also available with Mastering Geology Mastering™ Geology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced coaching activities provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Geology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geology, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geology, search for: 013461531X / 9780134615318 Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology Plus Mastering Geology with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134446607 / 9780134446608 Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology 0134609700 / 9780134609706 Mastering Geology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology
Author: Mark J Crawford
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. Whether you're new to rocks and minerals or just brushing up on a favorite old subject, CliffsQuickReview Physical Geology can help. This guide not only helps you understand how glaciation, running water, weathering, and erosion have formed the landscapes we see today, but as you work your way through this guide, you'll find out about The earth's components Geologic structures Igneous rocks Sedimentary rocks Metamorphic rocks CliffsQuickReview Physical Geology is an invaluable reference for those who want to understand complex processes deep inside the earth like plate tectonics, volcanic activity, and mountain-building. Here are just a few of the things you'll learn about: The earth's origin Shorelines Deserts and winds The ocean floor Earthquakes With titles available for all the most popular high school and college courses, CliffsQuickReview guides are a comprehensive resource that can help you get the best possible grades.
Author: Central Intelligence Agency
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach
How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World
Author: Robert D. Kaplan
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
An incisive portrait of the American landscape that shows how geography continues to determine America's role in the world-from the bestselling author of The Revenge of Geographyaand Balkan Ghosts As a boy, Robert D. Kaplan listened to his truck-driver father tell evocative stories about traveling across America in his youth, travels in which he learned to understand the country literally from the ground up. There was a specific phrase from Kaplan's childhood that captured this perspective- A westward traveler must oearn the Rockieso by driving-not flying-across the flat Midwest and Great Plains. In Earning the Rockies,Kaplan undertakes his own cross-country journey to recapture an appreciation of American geography often lost in the jet age. Traveling west, in the same direction as the pioneers, Kaplan traverses a rich and varied landscape that remains the primary source of American power. Along the way, he witnesses both prosperity and decline-increasingly cosmopolitan cities that thrive on globalization, impoverished towns denuded by the loss of manufacturing-and paints a bracingly clear picture of America today. The history of westward expansion is examined here in a new light-as a story not just of genocide and individualism, but also of communalism and a respect for the limits of a water-starved terrain, a frontier experience that bent our national character toward pragmatism. Kaplan shows how the great midcentury works of geography and geopolitics by Bernard DeVoto, Walter Prescott Webb, and Wallace Stegner are more relevant today than ever before. Concluding his journey at Naval Base San Diego, Kaplan looks out across the Pacific Ocean to the next frontier- China, India, and the emerging nations of Asia. And in the final chapter, he provides a gripping description of an anarchic world and explains why America's foreign policy response ought to be rooted in its own geographical situation. In this short, intense meditation on the American landscape, Robert D. Kaplan reminds us of an overlooked source of American strength- the fact that we are a nation, empire, and continent all at once. Earning the Rockies is an urgent reminder of how a nation's geography still foreshadows its future, and how we must reexamine our own landscape in order to confront the challenges that lie before us. Praise for Earning the Rockies oA text both evocative and provocative for readers who like toathinka. . .aIn his final sections, Kaplan discusses in scholarly but accessible detail the significant role that America has played and must play in this shuddering world.o-Kirkus Reviews oEarning the Rockiesais a brilliant reminder of the impact of America's geography on its strategy. An essential complement to his previous work on the subject of geostrategy, Kaplan's latest contribution should be required reading.o-Henry A. Kissi