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Mastering Geology without Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Natural Hazards and Disasters, 1st edition


Published by Pearson (July 12th 2016) - Copyright © 2017

1st edition

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For the introductory natural hazards/disasters course.

This package includes MasteringGeologyTM.

MasteringGeology for Natural Hazards & Disasters includes reading and test bank questions, “Encounter” Google Earth activities, animations, videos, access to Hazard City, and more.

Hazard City is a collection of eleven online problem-solving assignments that demonstrate the work of practicing geologists and environmental professionals.  Specifically, the activities allow the student to step into the role of a practicing geologist to analyze potential disasters in the fictional town of Hazard City.  Students learn to research and explore on their own in areas such as Map Reading, Ground Water Contamination, Volcanic Hazard Assessment, Earthquake Damage Assessment, Shoreline Property Assessment, and much more. All the activities have built in hints and wrong answer responses.

Personalize learning with MasteringGeology.

MasteringGeology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced coaching activities 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.

Specific digital features include:

Table of contents

1.     Mathematics Review

2.     Chemistry Review

3.     Geography Review

4.     Introduction to Natural Hazards

5.     Internal Structure of Earth and Plate Tectonics

6.     Earthquakes

7.     Tsunamis

8.     Volcanoes

9.     Flooding

10.  Mass Wasting

11.  Subsidence and Soils

12.  Atmospheric Processes and Severe Weather

13.  Hurricanes and Extratropical Cyclones

14.  Coastal Hazards

15.  Climate and Climate Change

16.  Wildfires

17.  Impacts and Extinctions

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