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EARTH2, 2nd Edition

  • includes CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
  • Marc Hendrix
  • Graham R. Thompson
  • ISBN-10: 1285442261
  • ISBN-13: 9781285442266
  • 480 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2011
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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Overview

About the Product

  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes complete with an engaging print textbook, tear-out review cards, an interactive digital solution(CourseMate), and an eBook all of which were directly influenced from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Tear-Out Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor’s Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes with CourseMate, the interactive digital component that offers a full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles. Quizzes, audio downloads,videos, and more are only a click away.
  • All of the content and resources you expect with a supplements package that is second to none.

Features

  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes complete with an engaging print textbook, tear-out review cards, an interactive digital solution(CourseMate), and an eBook all of which were directly influenced from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with faculty and students.

  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.

  • Tear-Out Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.

  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.

  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes with CourseMate, the interactive digital component that offers a full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles. Quizzes, audio downloads,videos, and more are only a click away.

  • All of the content and resources you expect with a supplements package that is second to none.

About the Author

Marc Hendrix

Marc S. Hendrix is a Professor of Geology at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. Growing up in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he developed an early love of geology in the 1970s while working as a field assistant for his father, a biology professor at Gettysburg College. He earned a bachelor's degree in geology from Wittenberg University in Springfield Ohio in 1985, a master's degree in geology and geophysics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1987 and a Ph.D. in applied earth sciences in 1992 from Stanford University, where he conducted research on the geologic record of mountain building and ancient climate in western China. As a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford, he analyzed the geologic history of Mongolia. In 1994 Dr. Hendrix joined the faculty at the University of Montana where he has developed a field-based research program focused on the geology of the northern Rocky Mountains. He and his students have published a variety of technical papers on the geology of North America, Asia and Africa, and in 2011 he authored and illustrated GEOLOGY UNDERFOOT IN YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY. Dr. Hendrix has served as an expert witness and consultant in the field of geology, and he continues to travel broadly to conduct geologic research. He lives in Missoula with his wife and two sons.

Graham R. Thompson

Gray Thompson is an Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of Montana where he taught Introductory Geology, Mineralogy, Summer Field Mapping and graduate courses in Clay Mineralogy and Shale Petrology. He has published over 20 research papers in international journals, mostly co-authored with his students. He also has authored many articles published in international climbing magazines and journals and has been the subject of other articles in these publications. Dr. Thompson is a mountaineer and professional guide with first ascents--many with Jon Turk--of peaks and routes in the Rocky Mountains, Alaska, the Yukon, Baffin Island, the Alps, the Karakoram and the Himalayas. He and Dr. Turk took many of the photographs in his texts on their climbing trips and expeditions over the last 18 years. Dr. Thompson earned a bachelor's degree in geology from Bates College, a master's in geology-geochemistry/petrology from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in geochemistry/clay mineralogy/petrology from Case Western Reserve University.

Table of Contents

1. Earth Systems.
Unit I: EARTH MATERIALS AND TIME.
2. Minerals.
3. Rocks.
4. Geologic Time: A Story in the Rocks.
5. Geologic Resources.
Unit II: INTERNAL PROCESSES.
6. The Active Earth: Plate Tectonics.
7. Earthquakes and the Earth's Structure.
8. Volcanoes and Plutons.
9. Mountains.
Unit III: SURFACE PROCESSES.
10. Weathering, Soil, and Erosion.
11. Fresh Water: Streams, Lakes, Ground Water, and Wetlands.
12. Water Resources.
13. Glaciers and Ice Ages.
14. Deserts and Wind.
Unit IV: THE OCEANS.
15. Ocean Basins.
16. Oceans and Coastlines.
Unit V: THE ATMOSPHERE.
17. The Atmosphere.
18. Energy Balance in the Atmosphere.
19. Moisture, Clouds, and Weather.
20. Climate.
21. Climate Change.
(ONLINE ONLY) Unit VI: ASTRONOMY.
(ONLINE ONLY) 22. Motions in the Heavens.
(ONLINE ONLY) 23. Planets and their Moons.
(ONLINE ONLY) 24. Stars, Space, and Galaxies.

New to this edition

  • New "Digging Deeper" boxes offer students a more in-depth look at topics currently in the news, such as hydraulic fracturing in the production of oil and gas, or of general cultural interest, such as recent discovery of rich diamond reserves in northern Canada.
  • Over 75 new photos and 50 reworked illustrations offer an enhanced visual learning experience for a subject that is visual by its nature.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285978846 | ISBN-13: 9781285978840)
CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285776216 | ISBN-13: 9781285776217)

Interested in a simple way to complement your text and course content with study and practice materials? Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need! Includes the complete suite of 15 Virtual Field Trips in Geology.

Student Supplements

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285776216 | ISBN-13: 9781285776217)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes—online with CourseMate. Includes 15 Virtual Field Trips in Geology.