Description Earth, Seventh Edition, comes with dynamic, easy-to-use resources for helping you do geology.
Smartwork offers a wide range of question types for engaging with geologic concepts and processes:
NEW "Explore Geology in 3D" questions allow you to directly examine e rock, n mineral, a and other real-world specimens as you would in a lab setting.
NEW. "What Can You See?" questions allow you to examine and interpret images of real-world sites as you would on a field trip. These questions often incorporate sketches and other elements of geological fieldwork.
Geotours questions use Google Earth to allow you to do hands-on analysis of real-world sites. These questions often incorporate taking measurements, evaluating time-lapses, and engaging with other forms of geologic data.
Additional question types include labeling, ranking, sorting, "What a Geologist Sees," and others. Smartwork questions fully integrate the text's signature art and visual media resources, including animations, simulations, narrative art videos, and real-world videos.
Guided Learning Explorations are carefully scaffolded online activities that have you engage in increasingly applied ways with geology concepts. Each of the 15 topic-based guided Learning Explorations coach you through three levels:
Foundational concept questions
Applied questions featuring geologic data, video and animation clips, and interactive simulations
Exploratory questions that ask you to analyze real-world sites and make predictions using Google Earth flyover videos
Each level builds on the prior stages to help you achieve a richer understanding of the geologic concepts. Topics cover the essentials of physical geology, including plate tectonics, volcanic hazards, earthquakes, groundwater, and more.
Smartwork and the Guided Learning Explorations are included at no extra cost with every new copy of the textbook, in print or ebook format.
Table of Contents PART I: OUR ISLAND IN SPACE
Chapter 1: Cosmology and the Birth of the Earth
Chapter 2: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Chapter 3: Drifting Continents and Spreading Seas
Chapter 4: The Way the Earth Works: Plate Tectonics
PART II: EARTH MATERIALS
Chapter 5: Patterns in Nature: Minerals
Chapter 6: Up from the Inferno: Magma and Igneous Rocks
Chapter 7: Pages of Earth's Past: Sedimentary Rocks
Chapter 8: Metamorphism: A Process of Change
PART III: TECTONIC ACTIVITY OF A DYNAMIC PLANET
Chapter 9: The Wrath of Vulcan: Volcanic Eruptions
Chapter 10: A Violent Pulse: Earthquakes
Chapter 11: Crags, Cracks, and Crumples: Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building
PART IV: HISTORY BEFORE HISTORY
Chapter 12: Deep Time: How Old Is Old?
Chapter 13: A Biography of the Earth
PART V: EARTH RESOURCES
Chapter 14: Squeezing Power from a Stone: Energy Resources
Chapter 15: Riches in Rock: Mineral Resources
PART VI: PROCESSES AND PROBLEMS AT THE EARTH'S SURFACE
Chapter 16: Unsafe Ground: Landslides and Other Mass Movements
Chapter 17: Streams and Floods: The Geology of Running Water
Chapter 18: Restless Realm: Oceans and Coasts
Chapter 19: A Hidden Reserve: Groundwater
Chapter 20: An Envelope of Gas: The Earth's Atmosphere and Climate
Chapter 21: Dry Regions: The Geology of Deserts
Chapter 22: Amazing Ice: Glaciers and Ice Ages
Chapter 23: Global Change in the Earth System