Always Learning

Advanced Search

Essentials of Oceanography Plus MasteringOceanography with eText -- Access Card Package

Essentials of Oceanography Plus MasteringOceanography with eText -- Access Card Package

12th Edition

Alan Trujillo, Harold Thurman

Jun 2016, Paperback with Online Course Access, 608 pages
ISBN13: 9780134113043
ISBN10: 0134113047
For orders to USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or Japan visit your local Pearson website
This title is ordered on demand which may result in extended delivery times.
Special online offer - Save 10%
Was 165.23, Now 148.71Save: 16.52
  • Print pagePrint page
  • Email this pageEmail page
  • Share

NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, and registrations are not transferable. To register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products, you may also need a Course ID, which your instructor will provide.

Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson

If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase.

For courses in Oceanography.

This package includes MasteringOceanography™

Oceanography: The Geological, Chemical, Biological, and Physical

Essentials of Oceanography guides readers through the complexities of what lies beneath the ocean. With an interdisciplinary approach and accessible writing style, the text is engaging for all readers. The Twelfth Edition discusses the ocean’s biological, chemical, geological, and physical components for an in-depth understanding of this vast and elaborate topic. Complex concepts are made engaging with extensively revised art and interactive study aids that keep readers interested and excited about the material.

Personalize learning with MasteringOceanography

MasteringOceanography from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging readers before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure readers arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics. Readers can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess reader understanding and misconceptions.

Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each reader and making learning more personal than ever—before, during, and after class.

0134113047 / 9780134113043 Essentials of Oceanography Plus MasteringOceanography with eText -- Access Card Package, 12/e

Package consists of:

  • 0134298063 / 9780134298061 MasteringOceanography with Pearson eText - ValuePack Access Card -- for Essentials of Oceanography
  • 0134073541 / 9780134073545 Essentials of Oceanography

1. Introduction to Planet “Earth”

2. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor

3. Marine Provinces

4. Marine Sediments

5. Water and Seawater

6. Air–Sea Interaction

7. Ocean Circulation

8. Waves and Water Dynamics

9. Tides

10. Beaches, Shoreline Processes, and the Coastal Ocean

11. Marine Pollution

12. Marine Life and the Marine Environment

13. Biological Productivity and Energy Transfer

14. Animals of the Pelagic Environment

15. Animals of the Benthic Environment

16. The Oceans and Climate Change

Personalize learning with MasteringOceanography

MasteringOceanography from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics. Students can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions.

Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each student and making learning more personal than ever—before, during, and after class.

  • NEW! SmartFigures and SmartTables are 3- to 4-minute mini video lessons containing explanations of difficult-to-understand oceanographic concepts and numerical data directed by an oceanography teaching expert and NASA Science Communicator. Students now have a multitude of ways to learn from art and data tables, all designed to teach.
  • Updated! Oceanography Animations illuminate the most difficult-to-visualize topics in Oceanography, taking a closer look at Geological, Chemical, Physical, and Biological Oceanography. Topics such as solar system formation, hydrologic cycle, plate tectonics, wave motion and water dynamics , global warming, and more. The animation activities include audio narration, a text transcript, and assignable multiple-choice questions with specific wrong-answer feedback. The following 7 animations have been specifically designed for this edition:
    • Formation of Earth's Oceans
    • How Salt Dissolves in Water
    • Three Types of Breakers
    • Effects of Elliptical Orbits
    • Osmosis
    • Feeding in Baleen Whales
    • Latitude and Longitude on Earth
  • NEW! Dynamic Study Modules help students study effectively on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Here's how it works: students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. Once completed, Dynamic Study Modules explain the concept using materials from the text. These are available as graded assignments prior to class, and accessible on smartphones, tablets, and computers. Available for select titles.
  • Oceanography Videos feature Author Al Trujillo bringing oceanographic processes to life via lecture demonstrations and field-based segments.
  • GeoTutor Coaching Activities are based on data collected from educators across the country and address the topics most frequently ranked as tough for students to understand. These activities guide students towards mastery of these topics, using highly visual, kinesthetic, and interactive activities.
  • Geology videos include Earth Report Videos and Video Field Trips. Videos, from Television for the Environment’s global Earth Report series, recognize the efforts of individuals around the world to unite and protect the planet. Professors can assign questions related to each video, which include hints and specific wrong-answer feedback. Students can also access videos from the Study Area in MasteringOceanography.
  • Video Field Trips give students fascinating behind-the-scenes experiences at prescribed fire burns, solar energy, and coal-fired power plants, wastewater treatment facilities, landfills, farms, and more. Each Video Field Trip includes assessment questions for easily assignable homework.
  • Encounter Activities provide rich, interactive explorations of Oceanography concepts using the dynamic features of Google Earth™ to visualize and explore Earth’s Oceans. Dynamic assessment includes multiple-choice and short-answer questions related to core geology concepts. All explorations include corresponding Google Earth KMZ media files, and questions include hints and specific wrong-answer feedback to help coach students towards mastery of the concepts.
  • Additional assignable activities include:
    • Reading Quiz Questions
    • Test Bank Questions
    • Concept Check Questions
  • NEW! Learning Catalytics™ is an interactive student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Learning Catalytics enables instructors to generate class discussion, guide your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. MasteringOceanography with eText now provides Learning Catalytics. Instructors can:
    • Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills
    • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling
    • Use real-time data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students during class
    • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning

About the book:

Hallmark interdisciplinary approach to oceanography

  • Students are introduced to the biological, physical, chemical, and geological aspects of what lies beneath the sea, giving them comprehensive insight into its unique systems and properties.
  • NEW! Climate Connection and Interdisciplinary Relationship icons highlight the overarching theme of climate change in the oceans, and the relationship between two or more sub-disciplines in oceanography: geological, chemical, physical, and biological.
  • NEW! Interdisciplinary Relationship icons throughout show how various sections of the text relate to two or more of these sub-disciplines.

Brings Oceanography to Life Through Pedagogy

  • NEW! SmartTables are engaging lecture videos created with information from a selected set of data in the chapter that clearly explain the relevance of each data set.
  • NEW! SmartFigures are 3- to 4-minute video lessons in which oceanography experts explain difficult concepts and data. By scanning the accompanying QR code or typing in the short URL, students have a multitude of ways to learn from art and data tables, all designed to teach.
  • NEW! Squidtoons, a comic-style call-out created by a team of graduate students at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California, are featured in each chapter. These infographics highlight an important marine organism related to each chapter’s content. Each displays a recent discovery by researchers interestingly and captivatingly. By scanning the associated QR code or typing in the URL in the text, students can view the full cartoon.
  • NEW! Enhanced illustration program includes new art that incorporates a research-proven teaching technique. By strategically placing annotations and labels within the key figures, the text helps students focus on the most relevant visual information and interpret complex art. Overall, nearly 90% of the entire book’s artwork is new or updated, including new figures visually summarize of essential processes and concepts.
  • UPDATED! Diving Deeper boxes highlight captivating examples and stories related to chapter topics, and now include an additional assessment to make them assignable for faculty.
    • Historical Features focus on historical developments in oceanography.
    • Research Methods in Oceanography help students understand how oceanographic knowledge is obtained.
    • Oceans and People looks at how humans interact with the ocean.
    • Focus on the Environment emphasizes environmental issues, an increasingly important component of the book.
  • Sometimes Students Ask features display common and often entertaining questions posed by real students, like “Why do my fingers get wrinkly when they are in the water for a long time?”
  • UPDATED! Critical Thinking/Project Based Assessments have been added more frequently throughout the text, encouraging students to think deeply about chapter topics.

UPDATED! Difficult chapter topics have been revised for better student retention

  • NEW! A Chapter on Marine Pollution introduces a timely and important topic to the text.
  • REVISED! Chapters 1 (The Coriolis Effect), 2 (Waves), and 3 (Ecosystems/Fisheries) have been revised for clearer and more effective coverage.
  • Accessible language and scientific etymons throughout the text clarify scientific terms.

Modular, objective-driven learning path

  • Each chapter is organized into easily digestible chunks, making studying easier and assisting student learning.
    • Chapters open with learning objectives called Essential Learning Concepts, which provide a roadmap to the chapter. Each section in the chapter focuses on one.
    • Concept Check questions at the end of each section are designed to let students check their understanding of the Essential Learning Concept. Students ensure that they have a thorough understanding of key points before moving on to the next section.
    • NEW! A Recap feature in each chapter summarizes essential concepts. This is a great tool for directing students' study and review.
    • Each chapter ends with the Essential Concepts Review, which simplifies the study process. Also organized by section, this review highlights a key figure from the chapter and provides a summary of the chapter’s key concepts. It also includes study resources, Critical Thinking Questions, and NEW! Active Learning Exercises.

Al Trujillo began teaching at Palomar College in San Marcos, California in 1990. In 1997, he was awarded Palomar’s Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2005 he received Palomar’s Faculty Research Award. Al is the driving force behind this book. Authored around the legacy of Hal Thurman, Al has brought this title back to life. Al knows these students and has mastered the skill of engaging them. This book is a direct reflection of his ability to create a narrative around the subject matter. He is also a contributing author for Earth and Earth Science of the Tarbuck/Lutgens franchise. In addition to writing and teaching, Al works as a naturalist and lecturer aboard natural history expedition vessels in Alaska and the Sea of Cortez/Baja California. His research interests include beach processes, sea cliff erosion, and computer applications in Oceanography.