EARTH SCIENCE: THE EARTH, THE ATMOSPHERE, AND SPACE 2017 (P)
|Experience Earth Science with fresh eyes!
The leading authors in their respective fields—physical geology and extreme weather—Stephen Marshak and Robert Rauber bring years of classroom and research experience to this remarkable new book and media package. The authors' narrative approach to the content and innovative integration of new visual and interactive resources guides students to a clearer, more applicable understanding of the entire Earth System.
ENGAGING, APPLICABLE MATERIAL
Earth Science opens with the Big Bang and then introduces basic plate tectonics, so students immediately experience the "action" of the Earth as a system. Learning objectives are identified at the beginning of each chapter and assessed at the end through questions that range from simple review to thought-provoking applications. Additionally, every chapter contains "How Can I Explain" features, which provide simple, hands-on projects that illustrate a key concept.
AN EMPHASIS ON VISUALS
The text's narrative art program explains earth science concepts by breaking down processes into a series of steps. Brief annotations embedded throughout the figures explain each phase. Features such as "What a Scientist Sees" present real-world photos alongside drawings that simplify and amplify visual information, while "See For Yourself" features identify sample sites in Google Earth?.
Marshak and Rauber provide the tools needed for an engaging lecture, including animations, simulations, videos, and PowerPoint slides with art and lecture notes, all available to stream through the Interactive Instructor's Guide or the free coursepack. Smartwork5 integrates the textbook visuals, videos, and animations directly into questions, which are keyed to the learning objectives from the text, and works directly in an instructor's LMS.
Table Of Contents
Prologue—Welcome to Earth Science
Part I Our Dynamic Planet
Ch 1 From the Big Bang to the Blue Marble
Ch 2 The Way the Earth Works: Plate Tectonics
Ch 3 Introducing Minerals and the Nature of Rock
Ch 4 Up from the Inferno: Volcanism and Igneous Rock
Ch 5 A Surface Veneer: Sediments and Sedimentary Rock
Ch 6 A Process of Change: Metamorphism and the Rock Cycle
Ch 7 Crags, Cracks, and Crumples—Mountain Building and Geologic Structures
Ch 8 A Violent Pulse: Earthquakes
Ch 9 Deep Time: How Old Is Old?
Ch 10 A Biography of Earth
Ch 11 Riches in Rock: Energy and Earth's Resources
Part II Ever-Changing Landscapes
Ch 12 Agents of Change: The Hydrologic Cycle and Mass Wasting
Ch 13 Fresh Water: Streams, Lakes, and Groundwater
Ch 14 Land of Extremes: Deserts and Glaciers
Part III Restless Seas
Ch 15 The Waters of the Sea
Ch 16 Ocean Basins and Coasts
Part IV A Blanket of Gas: Earth's Atmosphere
Ch 17 The Air We Breathe: Introducing Earth's Atmosphere
Ch 18 Winds of the World: Earth's Major Weather Systems
Ch 19 Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and Local Weather Systems
Ch 20 Climate and Climate Change
Part V Our Solar System, and Beyond
Ch 21 Introducing Astronomy: Looking Beyond the Earth
Ch 22 Our Neighborhood in Space: The Solar System
Ch 23 The Sun, the Stars…and Deep Space
Earth and Space in the Future