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  • A four-step learning path used in most books’ companion websites helps students to make the most of their study time by accessing high quality, book-specific practice material before exams.
  • Pearson eTexts are available through MyGeosciencePlace and provide online, fully searchable eText versions of our geoscience textbooks. Students can add highlights, notes, bookmarks, and explore animated tutorials or videos when they are presented in the text.
  • Student Animations interactively animate geoscience processes that are sometimes difficult for students to grasp. A narrator explains the processes as the student works through the visualizations. Tutorials are accompanied by video, satellite loops, and other imagery as appropriate to the content. Online student animations accompany the following titles:
    • Physical Geography
      Christopherson, Geosystems, Seventh Edition
      Christopherson, Elemental Geosystems, Sixth Edition
      Hess/Tasa, McKnight’s

                 Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation, Tenth Edition

    • Physical Geology
      Smith/Pun, How Does Earth Work? Physical Geology and the Process of Science,Second Edition     
    • Oceanography
      Trujillo/Thurman, Essentials of Oceanography, Tenth Edition
    • Introduction to Meteorology
      Aguado/Burt, Understanding Weather and Climate, Fifth Edition
  • Pearson Geoscience Animation Library includes over 110 animations illuminating the most difficult-to-visualize topics in physical geology, physical geography, oceanography, meteorology, climatology, and earth science–created through a unique collaboration among Pearson’s leading geoscience authors.
  • Television for the Environment Geography Videos contain over 120 video clips, optimized for online viewing and associated assignable and gradable assessments. Earth Report Geography Videos help students visualize how human decisions and behavior have affected the environment, and how individ­uals are taking steps toward recovery. Life's World Regional and Human Geography Videos cover a wide array of issues affecting people and places in the contemporary world, including the serious health risks of pregnant women in Bangladesh, the lives of immigrants living in the United States trying to aid family still living in their native countries, and Ghana’s struggle to compete in a global market.
  • Instructor Resource Center Online offers the best tools available for lecture preparation. Most IRCs contain the following:
    • All illustrations and photographs from the textbook available as JPEGs, PDFs, and PowerPoint® slides
    • Geoscience animations and video resources appropriate to each chapter
    • Instructor Manual and Answer Keys in Microsoft® Word format
    • Test Bank files and TestGen® software
    • CRS “Clicker Question” PowerPoint slides
    • Links to other lecture resources
  • PowerPoint Resources are provided to instructors who adopt our books to allow for flexible options when creating lecture presentations. Most of our introductory textbooks have accompanying presentations ready to pull from the Instructor Resource Center. Options include:
    • Lecture PowerPoint slides of the text’s chapter content outline and selected art
    • Image PowerPoint slides that contain all of the text’s art and photos
    • Animation PowerPoint slides with our Geoscience Animations that accompany the text
    • Active learning CRS “Clicker” enabled active learning questions in PowerPoint
  • Encounter Earth, Encounter Geosystems, and Encounter World Regional Geography provide rich, interactive explorations of geoscience concepts through Google Earth explorations. All chapter explorations are available as online quizzes and downloadable PDFs and are accompanied with the corresponding Google Earth media files.

  • GEODe, an interactive learning experience, includes excellent animations, videos, illustrations, photographs, and narration for a clear and thorough review of important facts and concepts described in its accompanying text. GEODe is designed by Dennis Tasa, who is renowned for his remarkable illustrations. GEODe is accessible on the companion websites, accessible via MyGeosciencePlace, for the following Tarbuck/Lutgens/Tasa titles:

    • Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, Tenth Edition
    • Essentials of Geology, Eleventh Edition
    • Foundations of Earth Science, Sixth Edition
    • The Atmosphere, Eleventh Edition

  • Hazard City: Assignments in Applied Geology, Fourth Edition makes the most of students’ natural curiosity surrounding hazards such as volcanoes, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, and landslides, turning them into learning opportunities via the fictional town of Hazard City. Assignments place students in the role of practicing geologists–gathering and analyzing data, evaluating risk, and making assessments and recommendations. For introductory courses in Environmental Geology, Physical Geology or Environmental Engineering. Hazard City is included on the companion websites for:
    • Keller, Introduction to Environmental Geology, Fifth Edition
    • Keller, Environmental Geology, Ninth Edition
    • AGI/NAGT/Hudson, Living With Earth: An Introduction to Environmental Geology, First Edition

            Hazard City is also available by itself at Access to this site is included with Keller's Natural Hazards, Third Edition.


            The Hazard City website is also available for stand-alone purchase.

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