Earth Science: Geology, the Environment, and the Universe, Student Edition

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-03-21
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Glencoe Earth Science: Geology, the Environment, and the Universe 2008 provides comprehensive coverage of concepts exceeding state and local standards, and is designed to be universally accessible to a broad range of learners. To aid comprehension, the conceptual presentation is organized around Themes, Big Ideas, and Main Ideas in earth science.Themesare overarching concepts used thoughout the book that help students make connections between various topics and concepts;Big Ideasfound in the Unit Opener summarize each chapter and help students focus on topics that relate to the Themes; Big Ideas are broken down intoMain Ideasat section level to draw students' attention to more specific details. Students will be able to see and understand how earth science relates to the world they live in!Features:Strong support for reading comprehension makes earth science accessible to all students.Development of strong inquiry skills allows students to really think like scientists!An abundance of differentiated resources addresses diverse classroom needs.Integrated technology saves time and increases teacher productivity.

Table of Contents

Glencoe Earth Science: Geology, the Environment, and the Universe, © 2008

Unit 1: The Nature of Science

The Nature of Science
Mapping Our World

Unit 2: Composition of Earth

Matter and Change
Igneous Rocks
Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks

Unit 3: Surface Processes on Earth

Weathering, Erosion, and Soil
Mass Movements, Wind, and Glaciers
Surface Water

The Atmosphere and the Oceans

The Nature of Storms
Earth's Oceans
The Marine Environment

Unit 5: The Dynamic Earth

Plate Tectonics
Mountain Building

Unit 6: Geologic Time

Fossils and the Rock Record
The Precambrian Earth
The Mesozoic, Cenozoic, and Paleozoic Eras

Unit 7: Resources and the Environment

Earth Resources
Energy Resources
Human Impact on Resources

Unit 8: Beyond Earth

The Sun-Moon-Earth System
Our Solar System
Galaxies and the Universe

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