9780077405779

Package: The Good Earth: Introduction to Earth Science with Connect Plus Access Card

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    9780077405779

  • ISBN10:

    0077405773

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/30/2009
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

The Good Earthis the product of collaboration between the content rigor provided by Earth Science specialists (McConnell, Steer) and the results of research on learning as contributed by pedagogical experts (Knight, Owens).The Good Earthhas 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 book's 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 inThe Good Earthcan improve students' learning, increase daily attendance, reduce attrition, and increase students' enthusiasm in comparison with classes taught following a traditional lecture format.The authors have chosen to emphasize three scientific themes throughout the text: i) scientific literacy; ii) Earth Science and the human experience; and, iii) the science of global change. The discussion of scientific methods is woven into the text throughout. They have included numerous examples of human interaction with the Earth that can serve as entry points for students to appreciate the nature of science. Global change is a theme that is evident in much current Earth Science research so our authors have used global change as a content theme throughout the book.

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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