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Visualizing Geology, 2nd Edition

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Visualizing Geography is the only book in the field that integrates text with high quality art. By adding to this already impressive art program with additional process diagrams and visualizing features, the second edition helps readers gain a sound understanding of basic geologic processes and the environmental ramifications of Earth's systems. It introduces plate tectonics early and incorporates numerous illustrations and photos to make the difficult concepts easier to comprehend. Readers will also benefit from the structured and effective format and accessible writing style.
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Chapter 1. Earth as a Planet.

Chapter 2. Earth Materials.

Chapter 3. How Old is Old? The Rock Record and Deep Geologic Time.

Chapter 4. Plate Tectonics.

Chapter 5. Earthquakes and Earth's Interior.

Chapter 6. Volcanoes and Igneous Rocks.

Chapter 7. Weathering and Erosion.

Chapter 8. From Sediment to Sedimentary Rock.

Chapter 9. Folds, Faults, and Geologic Maps.

Chapter 10. Metamorphism: New Rocks From Old.

Chapter 11. Water On and Under the Ground.

Chapter 12. The Oceans and the Atmosphere.

Chapter 13. Deserts, Glaciers, and Climate Change.

Chapter 14. A Brief History of Life on Earth.

Chapter 15. Understanding Earth's Resources.

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  • Chapter 1 now includes a discussion of the scientific method and the often misunderstood terms theory and hypothesis.
  • Chapter 4 now includes an introduction to the supercontinent cycle.
  • Chapter 14 has been revised to bring it up to date with developments in the field of paleontology.
  • Several Chapter Summaries have been streamlined to make them more useful to the student.
  • Every Process Diagram and What a Geologist Sees feature now includes an Interesting Question.
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  • Learning Objectives at the beginning of each section head indicate in behavioral terms what the student must be able to do to demonstrate mastery of the material in the chapter.
  • Concept Check questions at the end of each section give students the opportunity to test their comprehension of the learning objectives.
  • Marginal Glossary Boxes introduce each chapter s most important terms, often reinforced with a thumbnail photograph.
  • What a Geologist Sees features highlight a concept or phenomenon, using photos and figures that would stand out to a professional in the field, and helping students to develop observational skills.
  • Global Locator Maps that accompany figures addressing issues encountered in a particular geographic region feature insets of hemispheric locator maps to help students visualize where the area is.
  • Process Diagrams present a series of figures or a combination of figures and photos that describe and depict a complex process, helping students to observe, follow and understand the process.
  • The illustrated Case Studies that cap off the text sections of each chapter offer a wide variety of in-depth examinations that address important issues in the field of environmental science.
  • Illustrations, Photos, and Cartoons support concepts covered in the text, elaborate relevant issues, and add visual detail. Many of the photos originate from National Geographic s rich sources.
  • Tables and graphs, with data sources cited at the end of the text, summarize and organize important information.
  • The Chapter Summary revisits each learning objective and redefines each marginal glossary term, featured in boldface here, and included in a list of Key Terms.
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National Geographic EarthPulse
—A publication about movements affecting and influencing our global society. Utilizing full-color imagery and photographs, EarthPulse takes you on a journey of discovery covering topics such as The Human Condition, Our Relationship with Nature, and Our Connected World. 
Instructor Resource Site
Instructor website contains PowerPoint Lecture Slides, Image Library, Test Bank, Instructor's Manual, and much more!
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Image Gallery
Instructor website contains all images from the text on PowerPoint slides.
Test Bank
Instructor website contains test questions, including multiple choice, true-false, short answer questions, and critical thinking problems.
Videos
A rich collection of videos have been selected to accompany and enrich the text. Each chapter includes two to three video clips, available online as digitized streaming video, that illustrate and expand on a concept or topic to aid student understanding. Accompanying each of the videos is contextualized commentary and questions that can further develop student understanding. Icons throughout the text indicate where video can be used to enhance the text.
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Visualizing Geology, 2nd Edition
ISBN : 978-0-470-47109-8
October 2008, ©2009
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Visualizing Physical Geology, 2nd Edition Binder Ready Version
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Visualizing Geology, 2nd Edition
ISBN : 978-0-470-41947-2
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Visualizing Physical Geology 2nd Edition with EarthPulse Set
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