Visualizing Geology, 4th Edition

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    Visualizing Geology, 4th Edition

    By Barbara W. Murck, Brian J. Skinner

    Visualizing Geology introduces students to geology and Earth system science through the distinctive mode of visual learning. Students learn that the geologic features we see and experience result from interactions among three grand cycles, which extend from Earth’s core to the fringes of our atmosphere: the tectonic cycle, the rock cycle, and the water cycle.

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    Table of Contents

    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. Volcanos and Igneous Rock
    Chapter 7. Weathering and Erosion
    Chapter 8. From Sediment to Sedimentary Rock
    Chapter 9. Folds, Faults, and Geological Maps
    Chapter 10. Metamorphism: New Rock from Old
    Chapter 11. Water On and Under the Ground
    Chapter 12. The Ocean and the Atmosphere
    Chapter 13. Climactic Extremes: Deserts and Glaciers
    Chapter 14. Earth’s Climates: Past, Present, Future
    Chapter 15. A Brief History of Life on Earth
    Chapter 16. Understanding Life’s Resources
    Chapter 17. Units and Their Conversions
    Chapter 18. Periodic Table of Elements
    Chapter 19. Tables of the Properties of Selected Common Minerals

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    Read, Study, and Practice

    Students learn course concepts using the complete online eTextbook, flashcards, crossword puzzles, practice questions, videos, and animations. Organized by learning objective, students can filter for relevant learning resources based on what they need to study most and print any section of the eTextbook.

    ORION Adaptive Practice

    Every student has a different starting point, and adaptive practice provides endless opportunities for practice to effectively prepare for class or quizzes and exams. Active retrieval of information with practice questions is proven to improve retention of information better than re-reading or reviewing the material, and students who use adaptive practice to prepare for exams do significantly better than those who do not. Students begin with a quick, chapter-level diagnostic to determine their initial level of understanding, and they can use the dashboard and quick reports to see what topics they know and don’t know.

    Assignments

    Students who fully engage in WileyPLUS assignments do better in the course by more than a letter grade. Auto-graded assignments give students immediate feedback based on flexible assignment settings determined by the instructor, while the notification center allows students to set their own email notification policies to stay on track.

    Instructors can select from extensive and reliable question banks to create and deploy reading, practice, homework, pre-post lectures, and assessment assignments. This course includes essay, label drag-and-drop, multiple choice, text entry, and true-/false question types.

     

    Gradebook

    Students know where they stand on WileyPLUS assignments, and they can track progress by learning objective.

    Instructors have insights into student performance at the granular question attempt and can track trends by individual student, assignment, or learning objective. Flexible policies allow instructors to change points, set assignment weighing policies, extend individual due dates, or drop the lowest grade.

    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. Volcanos and Igneous Rock
    Chapter 7. Weathering and Erosion
    Chapter 8. From Sediment to Sedimentary Rock
    Chapter 9. Folds, Faults, and Geological Maps
    Chapter 10. Metamorphism: New Rock from Old
    Chapter 11. Water On and Under the Ground
    Chapter 12. The Ocean and the Atmosphere
    Chapter 13. Climactic Extremes: Deserts and Glaciers
    Chapter 14. Earth’s Climates: Past, Present, Future
    Chapter 15. A Brief History of Life on Earth
    Chapter 16. Understanding Life’s Resources
    Chapter 17. Units and Their Conversions
    Chapter 18. Periodic Table of Elements
    Chapter 19. Tables of the Properties of Selected Common Minerals

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    Glossary