9780077270971

The Good Earth: Introduction to Earth Science

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077270971

  • ISBN10:

    0077270975

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/25/2009
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

The Good Earth (TGE) is the product of collaboration between the content rigor provided by Earth Science specialists (McConnell, Park, Steer) and the results of research on learning as contributed by pedagogical experts (Knight, Owens). The Good Earth has been explicitly designed to be compatible with inquiry-based, active learning in the college classroom. The structural elements of this text will allow the instructor to incorporate these student-centered teaching methods into their Earth Science course. The authors have tested the books content and pedagogy in large Earth Science classes for non-majors that are populated with mostly freshmen. Their experiences show that the materials and methods in The Good Earth can improve students learning, increase daily attendance, reduce attrition, and increase students enthusiasm in comparison with classes taught following a traditional lecture format.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction to Earth Science
Earth in Space
Near-Earth Objects
Plate Tectonics
Earthquakes
Volcanoes and Other Mountains
Rocks and Minerals
Geologic Time
Weathering and Soils
Landslides and Slope Failure
Streams and Floods
Groundwater and Wetlands
Oceans and Coastlines
The Atmosphere
Weather Systems
Earth's Climate System
Global Change
Appendices
Glossary
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