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Physical Geology: The Science of Earth

For ease of reading, we offer text in two page segments. Students find the book approachable, succinct, and extremely well organized
Woven into each page are critical thinking exercises (similar to lab exercises) linked to illustrations and photos. These can all be graded automatically on-line
Relevant and provocative global issues such as peak oil, global warming, drought and water stress, population growth, natural hazards, environmental management, and others are discussed
Classroom problems are provided to supplement lectures
Emphasizing the basic principles of geology, this text is easy to adopt into an existing syllabus. For example, plate tectonics is introduced early, and the entire text teaches to tectonics as a unifying theory of geology
The writing is clear and jargon free. Reviewers emphasized, “These chapters are especially easy to read!”
Every page has several pieces of accurate, detailed, beautiful illustrations and photos.

By: Charles Fletcher (Author)

704 pages, illustrations

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Jun 2014 | Edition: 2 | #214095 | ISBN-13: 9781118559680
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Physical Geology: The Science of Earth, 2nd Edition provides students with a variety of ways to learn the content of physical geology and offer them an opportunity to learn through multiple intelligences. Throughout the text, the challenge of critical thinking and the high-interest of relevant subject matter is used to build on other knowledge. Physical Geology: The Science of Earth, 2nd Edition explores all the standard introductory Physical Geology topics using recent research, innovative pedagogy and a stunning art program to show students how they can take geology and apply it to their world as a whole.

New to this edition:
- Ease of Reading: We deliver the fundamental principles of geology arranged around specific learning objectives. Students find the book approachable, succinct, easy to read, and extremely well organized.
- On-line Grading: The hundreds of critical thinking questions and exercises in this text are all graded automatically on-line with the WileyPLUS course management system. The WileyPLUS system automatically records grades in a spreadsheet. Thus, the instructor’s workload, especially in large classrooms, is significantly reduced.

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Chapter 1 An introduction to geology
Chapter 2 Solar system
Chapter 3 Plate tectonics
Chapter 4 Minerals
Chapter 5 Igneous rock
Chapter 6 Volcanoes
Chapter 7 Weathering
Chapter 8 Sedimentary rock
Chapter 9 Metamorphic rock
Chapter 10 Geologic resources
Chapter 11 Mountain building
Chapter 12 Earthquakes
Chapter 13 Geologic time
Chapter 14 Earth's history
Chapter 15 The geology of the united states
Chapter 16 Global warming
Chapter 17 Glaciers and paleoclimatology
Chapter 18 Mass wasting
Chapter 19 Surface water
Chapter 20 Groundwater
Chapter 21 Deserts and wind
Chapter 22 Coastal geology
Chapter 23 Marine geology

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