Essentials of Geology, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Frederick K. Lutgens / Edward J. Tarbuck / Dennis G Tasa  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
12
Language
English
Total pages
576
Pub.-date
October 2014
ISBN13
9781292057187
ISBN
1292057181
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For Introductory Physical Geology Courses

 

From the renowned Lutgens/Tarbuck/Tasa team, the Twelfth Edition of Essentials of Geology continues to elevate its readability, art program, focus on basic principles and instructor flexibility. This revision incorporates what has historically made the text a best seller with a new active learning approach throughout each chapter, which offers students a structured learning path and provides a reliable, consistent framework for mastering the chapter concepts.

It also includes new additions to its learning path, mobile field trips, and visual program.

This program will provide an engaging learning experience for your students. Here’s how:

 

·    Teach with an active learning path that emphasizes learning objectives, tie questions back to objectives, ask students to analyze, synthesize, and critically think about core concepts, and break down chapter content.

 

·    Engage students with an art program that supports a structured learning path with its bold magazine-like design. 


Features

Teach with an active learning path

 

·    NEW! Expanded active learning path that consists of four main parts: Focus on Concepts, Concept Checks, Give It Some Thought and Examining Earth Systems. By breaking up chapters into smaller modules, the text changes the way that students learn and retain information. Rather than passively read through long passages of exposition, they can absorb manageable bits of information, assess their knowledge of it, and go back and review the material if needed.

 

o Focus on Concepts is a numbered learning objective feature that corresponds to each major section of the chapter and identifies the knowledge and skills that students should master by the end of the chapter. This feature helps students prioritize key concepts.

 

o Concepts Checks: Within each chapter, every major section concludes with “Concept Checks” that allow students to monitor their understanding and comprehension of significant facts and ideas.

 

o Concepts in Review are end-of-chapter features that coordinate with Focus on Concepts, beginning chapter features. This feature provides a concise overview of key ideas by using photos, diagrams and questions that test students’ understanding of core concepts.

 

o Give It Some Thought (GIST) These questions and problems are found at the end of each chapter and challenge learners by involving them in activities that require higher order thinking skills that include the synthesis, analysis, and application of material in the chapter.

 

Engage students with an art program

 

·    Illustrations: Dennis Tasa, a gifted artist and respected geoscience illustrator, continues adding outstanding illustrations in this edition. Truly an extension of the written story of geology, Tasa’s illustrations now show greater color and shading contrasts, more “narration,” and additional photo comparisons to guide students more clearly than ever before.

 

·    Geologist Sketches are incorporated into the text’s visual program, where particular photographs also lay next to a sketched version of the same image. This visual feature encourages students to see the world through the eyes of a professional geologist.

 

·    Revised art program re-conceptualizes approximately 50% of the figures and photos.

 

·    Eye on Earth chapter sections provide aerial or satellite views that challenge students to apply their understanding of basic facts and principles. A brief explanation of each image is followed by critical thinking questions.

 

 

 

New to this Edition

    NEW! Expanded active learning path that consists of four main parts: Focus on Concepts, Concept Checks, Give It Some Thought and Examining Earth Systems. By breaking up chapters into smaller modules, the text changes the way that students learn and retain information. Rather than passively read through long passages of exposition, they can absorb manageable bits of information, assess their knowledge of it, and go back and review the material if needed.

     

    o Focus on Concepts is a numbered learning objective feature that corresponds to each major section of the chapter and identifies the knowledge and skills that students should master by the end of the chapter. This feature helps students prioritize key concepts.

     

    o Concepts Checks: Within each chapter, every major section concludes with “Concept Checks” that allow students to monitor their understanding and comprehension of significant facts and ideas.

     

    o Concepts in Review are end-of-chapter features that coordinate with Focus on Concepts, beginning chapter features. This feature provides a concise overview of key ideas by using photos, diagrams and questions that test students’ understanding of core concepts.

     

    o Give It Some Thought (GIST) These questions and problems are found at the end of each chapter and challenge learners by involving them in activities that require higher order thinking skills that include the synthesis, analysis, and application of material in the chapter.

     

     



     

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Geology 
2. Matter and Minerals
3. Igneous Rocks and Intrusive Activity
4. Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards
5. Weathering and Soils 
6. Sedimentary Rocks 
7. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks
8. Mass Wasting: The Work of Gravity 
9. Running Water 
10. Groundwater 
11. Glaciers and Glaciation 
12. Deserts and Wind 
13. Shorelines 
14. Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior 
15. Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Theory Unfolds 
16. Origin and Evolution of the Ocean Floor 
17. Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building 
18. Geologic Time 
19. Earth’s Evolution through Geologic Time 
20. Global Climate Change
Appendix A Metric and English Units Compared 
Appendix B Topographic Maps 
Appendix C Landforms of the Conterminous United States 
Glossary 
Index