Essentials of Geology

Essentials of Geology


  • Author : Stephen Marshak
  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN 10 : 0393932389


Essentials of Geology Book Description :

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.

Essentials of Geology

Essentials of Geology


  • Author : Stephen Marshak
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2016-03-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN 10 : 0393601102


Essentials of Geology Book Description :

Stephen Marshak's bestselling text and media make geology easy for students to understand.

Essentials of Geology

Essentials of Geology


  • Author : Frederick K. Lutgens
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 554
  • ISBN 10 : 0321714725


Essentials of Geology Book Description :

With the renowned readability of the Lutgens/Tarbuck/Tasa team, the Eleventh Edition of Essentials of Geology continues to enhance both the approach and the visual presentation that has made this text a best-seller. This revision incorporates a new active learning approach throughout each chapter which offers the students a structured learning path and provides a reliable, consistent framework for mastering the chapter concepts. It also includes new additions to the visual program and current issues, such as climate change, are thoroughly updated.

Essentials of Geology

Essentials of Geology


  • Author : Reed Wicander
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2005-03-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780495013655


Essentials of Geology Book Description :

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.

Essentials of Geology

Essentials of Geology


  • Author : Stephen Marshak
  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2012-10-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 567
  • ISBN 10 : 0393919390


Essentials of Geology Book Description :

"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.

Essentials of Physical Geology

Essentials of Physical Geology


  • Author : Reed Wicander
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release Date : 2008-02-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9781133008729


Essentials of Physical Geology Book Description :

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.