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Earth Science with MasteringGeology, Global Edition

Earth Science with MasteringGeology, Global Edition

14th Edition

Edward Tarbuck, Frederick Lutgens, Dennis Tasa

Aug 2015, Book with Online Course Access
ISBN13: 9781292104522
ISBN10: 129210452X
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For Introductory Earth Science Courses

This package includes MasteringGeology™

Ideal for undergraduates with little or no science background, Earth Science provides a student-friendly overview of our physical environment that offers balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. The authors’ texts have always been recognized for their readability, currency, dynamic art program, delivery of basic principles, and instructor flexibility. The Fourteenth Edition incorporates a new active-learning approach, a fully updated and mobile visual program, and MasteringGeology—the most complete, easy-to-use, engaging tutorial and assessment tool available.

This program will provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for your students. Here’s how:

Teach with an active learning path. Chapters have been broken up into small manageable sections that help students actively analyze information, assess their progress and think about Earth science.

Use art that teaches. Each chapter contains 5-7 SmartFigures. SmartFigures are illustrations that use Quick Response (QR) codes to link students to lecture-style videos. Also found in each chapter and accessed by QR codes are Mobile Field Trips, where students virtually accompany Michael Collier on adventures to explore different landscapes.

Cultivate an active learning environment that helps students achieve a deeper understanding of the text.

Personalize learning with MasteringGeology. This package includes MasteringGeology, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials 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.

MasteringGeology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Please be sure you have the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

1. Introduction to Earth Science

Unit 1: Earth Minerals

2. Matter and Minerals

3. Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth

Unit 2: Sculpturing Earth’s Surface

4. Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting

5. Running Water and Ground Water

6. Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind

Unit 3: Forces Within

7. Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds

8. Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior

9. Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity

10. Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building

Unit 4: Deciphering Earth’s History

11. Geologic Time

12. Earth’s Evolution Through Geologic Time

Unit 5: The Global Ocean

13. The Ocean Floor

14. Ocean Water and Ocean Life

15. The Dynamic Ocean

Unit 6: Earth’s Dynamic Atmosphere

16. The Atmosphere: Composition, Structure, and Temperature

17. Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation

18. Air Pressure and Wind

19. Weather Patterns and Severe Storms

20. World Climates and Global Climate Change

Unit 7: Earth’s Place in the Universe

21. Origins of Modern Astronomy

22. Touring Our Solar System

23. Light, Astronomical Observations, and The Sun

24. Beyond Our Solar System

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

Teach with an active learning path

  • NEW! Expanded active learning path that consists of four main parts: Focus on Concepts, Concept Checks, Give It Some Thought and Examining Earth Systems. By breaking up chapters into smaller modules, the text changes the way that students learn and retain information. Rather than passively read through long passages of exposition, they can absorb manageable bits of information, assess their knowledge of it, and go back and review the material if needed.
    • NEW! Concepts in review are end-of-chapter features that coordinate with Focus on Concepts, beginning chapter features. This feature provides a concise overview of key ideas by using photos, diagrams and questions that test students’ understanding of core concepts.
    • Focus on Concepts is a numbered learning objective feature that corresponds to each major section of the chapter and identifies the knowledge and skills that students should master by the end of the chapter. This feature helps students prioritize key concepts.
    • Concepts Checks: Within each chapter, every major section concludes with “Concept Checks” that allow students to monitor their understanding and comprehension of significant facts and ideas.
    • Give It Some Thought (GIST) These questions and problems are found at the end of each chapter and challenge learners by involving them in activities that require higher order thinking skills that include the synthesis, analysis, and application of material in the chapter.
    • Examining Earth Systems are chapter-concluding sections that present problems and questions intended to develop awareness and appreciation for some of the Earth systems’ many interrelationships.

Use art that teaches

  • NEW! Illustrations: Dennis Tasa, a gifted artist and respected geoscience illustrator, continues adding outstanding illustrations in this edition. Truly an extension of the written story of Earth science, Tasa’s illustrations now show greater color and shading contrasts, more “narration,” and additional photo comparisons to guide students more clearly than ever before.
  • Eye on Earth chapter sections provide aerial or satellite views that challenge students to apply their understanding of basic facts and principles. A brief explanation of each image is followed by critical thinking questions.

Cultivate an active learning environment

  • NEW! Up-to-date content, data, and information have been added to this edition to give students the most relevant current information about Earth Science.
  • NEW! Mobile Field Trips are video field trips that are scattered throughout the text. By scanning the QR code, you are able to virtually accompany Michael Collier on an extraordinary adventure to explore different landscapes.
  • NEW! GEOgraphics are striking visual magazine-style “geo-essays” that explore topics that promote a greater understanding and add interest to each story.

This package includes MasteringGeology™, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials 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.

Personalize learning with MasteringGeology

    • Easily assign media that is automatically graded and helps to improve students’ Earth science literacy and spatial reasoning skills.
      • NEW! GigaPan Activities allow students to take advantage of a virtual field experience with high-resolution picture technology that has been developed by Carnegie Mellon University in conjunction with NASA.
      • NEW! Additional MapMaster™ activities have been added. MapMaster is a powerful interactive map tool that presents assignable layered thematic and place name interactive maps at world and regional scales.
      • NEW! SmartFigures correlate to QR codes found within the text and are scanned using a mobile device that takes the student to a 2- to 3-minute feature (mini-lesson) that is prepared and narrated by Professor Callen Bentley. Each lesson examines and explains the concepts illustrated by the figure. With over 100 of these SmartFigures inside the text, students have a multitude of ways to enjoy art that teaches.
      • NEW! Mobile Field Trips On each trip, you will accompany geologist—pilot—photographer Michael Collier in the air and on the ground to see and learn about landscapes that relate to concepts in the chapter. These extraordinary field trips are accessed via QR codes found within the text, where students scan the code using a mobile device.
      • NEW! Learning Catalytics™ is a student engagement, assessment, and classroom intelligence system that allows students to use their smartphone, tablet, or laptop to respond to questions in class. Visit to learn more. With Learning Catalytics you can:
        • Assess students in real time, using open-ended tasks to probe student understanding.
        • Understand immediately where students are and adjust your lecture accordingly.
        • Improve your students’ critical-thinking skills.
        • Access rich analytics to understand student performance.
        • Add your own questions to make Learning Catalytics fit your course exactly.
        • Manage student interactions with intelligent grouping and timing.
    • Encounter Activities provide rich, interactive explorations of geology and Earth science concepts using the dynamic features of Google Earth to visualize and explore the Earth’s physical landscape.
    • Geoscience Animation Activities illuminate the most difficult-to-visualize topics from across the physical geosciences. Animations and corresponding assessment questions with wrong-answer feedback may be assigned.
    • GeoTutor Activities and Give It Some Thought (GIST) Questions challenge learners by involving them in activities that require higher-order thinking skills such as the synthesis, analysis, and application of the toughest topics in geology.
    • GEODe Activities provide an interactive visual walkthrough of each chapter’s core content through animation, videos, illustrations, photographs, and narration. Created by Denise Tasa, activities include assessment questions to test those concepts with hints and wrong-answer feedback.