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For all introductory Earth Science courses.
This package includes Mastering Geology.
Digital Content and Experiences Bring Earth Science To Life
Ideal for undergraduates with little or no science background, Foundations of Earth Science provides a student-friendly, highly visual, non-technical survey of our physical environment with balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. Foundations of Earth Science is the brief, paperback version of the best-selling Earth Science by Lutgens and Tarbuck, and designed for introductory courses in Earth science. The new 8th Edition facilitates active learning by incorporating learning objectives throughout each chapter to provide students with a structured learning path. The learning path is tied to chapter objectives, giving students opportunities to demonstrate their understanding at the end of each section.
The 8th Edition uses the BouncePages image recognition app (available at no charge on both iOS and Android stores) to connect students’ digital devices to the print textbook, enhancing their reading and learning experience. Lutgens/Tarbuck’s innovative SmartFigures feature has been expanded, adding new digital content via Project Condor, Mobile Field Trips by Michael Collier, Animated Figures, and additional tutorial videos from Callan Bentley.This edition also includes Mastering Geology, the most complete, easy-to-use, engaging tutorial and assessment tool available.
Personalize learning with Mastering Geology
Mastering™ Geology is 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.
0134127641/ 9780134127644 Foundations of Earth Science Plus Mastering Geology with eText -- Access Card Package
Package consists of:
- 0134184815 / 9780134184814 Foundations of Earth Science
- 0134251881 / 9780134251882 Mastering Geology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Foundations of Earth Science
Foundations of Earth Science, 8th Edition is also available via Pearson eText, a simple-to-use, mobile, personalized reading experience that lets instructors connect with and motivate students – right in their eTextbook. Learn more.
Table of contents
Introduction to Earth Science
Unit I EARTH MATERIALS
1. Matter and Minerals
2. Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth
Unit II SCULPTURING EARTH’S SURFACE
3. Landscapes Fashioned by Water
4. Glacial and Arid Landscapes
Unit III FORCES WITHIN
5. Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds
6. Restless Earth: Earthquakes and Mountain Building
7. Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity
Unit IV DECIPHERING EARTH’S HISTORY
8. Geologic Time
Unit V THE GLOBAL OCEAN
9. Oceans: The Last Frontier
10. The Restless Ocean
Unit VI EARTH’S DYNAMIC ATMOSPHERE
11. Heating the Atmosphere
12. Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation
13. The Atmosphere in Motion
14. Weather Patterns and Severe Weather
Unit VII EARTH’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE
15. The Nature of the Solar System
16. Beyond the Solar System
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