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Visualizing Geology, 3rd Edition

April 2012, ©2012
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Murck's 3rd edition of Visualizing Geology maximizes the use of National Geographic Society photographs, maps, illustrations and video to bring dynamic Earth processes. From the ground-up, this text is designed to better meet the needs of those involved in the large mainstream Physical Geology course and working to attain a science credit. The text provides pedagogy to help readers better digest more material than they would in a conventional textbook. Moreover it provides information about geology as a discipline as a dynamic and growing science, to move readers beyond the idea that geology is simply about the memorization of terms related to dead rocks.

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CHAPTER 1: Earth as a Planet.

CHAPTER 2: Earth Materials.

CHAPTER 3: How Old is Old? The Rock Record and 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 Ocean and the Atmosphere.

CHAPTER 13: Deserts and Glaciers.

CHAPTER 14: Earth's Climates: Past, Present, Future.

CHAPTER 15: A Brief History of Life on Earth.

CHAPTER 16: Understanding Earth's Resources.

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  • New Chapter on Earth’s climates
  • Expanded coverage of important topics. Throughout, this edition contains new or expanded discussions of important and relevant topics.
  • Enhanced visuals.
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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.
  • 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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Instructors Manual
Videos
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Learning from Visuals
Careers in Geoscience
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Visualizing Geology, 3rd Edition
ISBN : 978-1-118-32445-5
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