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Overview

Bring geology to life—for science and non-science majors alike—with GEOL, Second Edition. GEOL is an engaging and accessible solution, developed through a "student tested, faculty approved" review process to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. This streamlined yet comprehensive text includes integrated Virtual Field Trips focused on the core concepts of physical geology, including strong coverage of systems and plate tectonics, and devotes three chapters to historical geology, giving students a complete overview of all facets of introductory geology. The reader-friendly, visually striking design engages students, and accompanying online videos, animations, and other learning tools help students appreciate the importance of physical geology and its relevance to their everyday lives. Go to www.cengagelearning.com/community/earthscience and click on "Virtual Field Trips in Geology" for features and benefits, available modules, and a short video demo.

Reed Wicander, Central Michigan University

Reed Wicander is a geology professor at Central Michigan University, where he teaches Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Prehistoric Life, and Invertebrate Paleontology and was previously chair of the department. He obtained his B.A. at San Diego State University and his Ph.D. at UCLA. His main research interests involve various aspects of Paleozoic palynology, specifically the study of acritarchs, on which he has published numerous papers. He is a past president of the American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists and currently a councilor of the International Federation of Palynological Societies and chair of the Acritarch Subcommission of the Commission Internationale de Microflore du Paleozoique. He has coauthored several geology textbooks with James S. Monroe.

James S. Monroe, Central Michigan University, Emeritus

James S. Monroe is Professor Emeritus of Geology at Central Michigan University, where he taught Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Prehistoric Life, and Stratigraphy and Sedimentology beginning in 1975 and served as chair of the Geology department. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Montana. He has coauthored several textbooks with Reed Wicander and has interests in Cenozoic geology and geologic education. Monroe now lives in Chico, California, where he remains active in geology by teaching courses to a large group of retirees.
  • UPDATED ART PROGRAM: New figures and photos help convey geologic processes through new examples and images from recent geologic events.
  • Virtual Field Trips in Geology – GEOL2 now comes standard with all 15 trips at no additional cost. The concept-based modules of Virtual Field Trips teach students geology by using famous US locations, including Grand Canyon, Arches, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Parks. Designed to be used as homework assignments or lab work, the modules use a rich array of multimedia to demonstrate concepts. High-definition videos, images, checkpoint questions, quizzes, and Google Earth activities work together in Virtual Field Trips to bring the concepts to life.
  • UPDATED SECTIONS: Chapter 1's "Doppler Effect" and "Solar Nebula Theory" sections have been rewritten to provide greater clarity to students, and "Global Geologic and Environmental Issues Facing Humankind" was rewritten to capitalize on its inherent relevance and interest to students. Chapter 2's "Introduction" reflects new disasters of 2010-2011 and "Driving Mechanism" includes updated and clarified information and new figures; Chapter 4's section on "Compositional Changes in Magma," Chapter 5's "Introduction" and "Lava Flows;" Chapter 6's Environments of Deposition;" Chapter 8's "Tsunami" now reflects the recent Japanese tsunami and "Earthquake Control" includes new information and processes. Chapter 11's "Can Floods be Controlled and Predicted;" Chapter 13's Deposits of Glaciers," These rewritten sections provide the most up-to-date information available in the field.
  • NEW INFORMATION: Chapter 2 includes a new section, "Features of the Seafloor," which will help tie together information presented earlier in the chapter; and the "Petroleum" section includes information and more explanation to material presented earlier in the chapter. Chapter 6 includes an all-new section on "Soils" and a new "Introduction" to the sedimentary rocks section of the chapter. These new sections provide more in-depth information and provide more explanation. Chapter 8 includes a new "Introduction" which references recent earthquakes in 20110-2011. Chapter 11 includes a new "Introduction" and information on recent floods to provide more relevant examples to aid in students' understanding. Chapter 13 includes a new "Introduction" to better set up the content that follows. Chapter 15 includes a new "Introduction" to reflect the new information about the seafloor and new sections entitled "Seawater, Oceanic Circulation, and Seafloor Sediments" and "Resources from the Oceans."
  • ELIMINATED PREVIOUS EDITION CHAPTER 9: The First Edition's Chapter 9, "The Seafloor," has been eliminated and its content incorporated in part into Chapter 2's coverage of "Plate Tectonics" and into Chapter 15 on "Oceans, Shorelines, and Shoreline Processes." This new division places the information in the most appropriate place for students to fully understand these concepts—and streamlines the number of chapters a professor has to teach in a semester. Additionally, Chapter 15 has been greatly rewritten and reorganized to present information in a more logical and effective manner.
  • Robust Teaching and Learning Tools. A full suite of unique online learning tools—including Virtual Field Trip modules, videos, animations, flashcards, quizzes, and more—appeals to different learning styles and offers your students a variety of ways to study. For you, GEOL 2E provides all of the content and resources you expect in a text, supported by a supplements package that is second to none, including PowerLecture, ExamView®, and a premium Companion Website.
  • Virtual Field Trips in Geology. The concept-based modules of Virtual Field Trips teach students geology by using famous US locations, including Grand Canyon, Arches, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Parks. Designed to be used as homework assignments or lab work, the modules use a rich array of multimedia to demonstrate concepts. High-definition videos, images, animations, quizzes, and Google Earth activities work together in Virtual Field Trips to bring the concepts to life.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern magazine-like design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Chapter In Review cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students with a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • Integration of economic and environmental geology throughout the text clearly draws connections to these topics and illustrates the relevance of course content and concepts to students' daily lives and future careers.
1. Understanding Earth: A Dynamic and Evolving Planet.
2. Plate Tectonics: A Unifying Theory.
3. Minerals: The Building Blocks of Rocks.
4. Igneous Rocks and Intrusive Igneous Activity.
5. Volcanoes and Volcanism.
6. Weathering, Soil, and Sedimentary Rocks.
7. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks.
8. Earthquakes and Earth's Interior.
9. Deformation, Mountain Building, and the Continents.
10. Mass Wasting.
11. Running Water.
12. Groundwater.
13. Glaciers and Glaciation.
14. The Work of Wind and Deserts.
15. Shorelines and Shoreline Processes.
16. Geologic Time: Concepts and Principles.
17. Earth History.
18. Life History.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133108695
  • ISBN-13: 9781133108696
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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

ExamView®

ISBN: 9781133109167
Featuring automatic grading, ExamView® allows you to create, deliver, and customize tests and study guides (both print and online) in minutes, and features automatic grading. See assessments onscreen exactly as they will print or display online. Includes a test bank with hundreds of questions customized directly to the text.

GEOL, 2nd: PowerLecture DVD-ROM with ExamView Test Generator

ISBN: 9781133109174
PowerLecture instructor resources are a collection of book-specific lecture and class tools on DVD. The fastest and easiest way to build powerful, customized media-rich lectures, PowerLecture assets include chapter-specific PowerPoint presentations, images, animations and video, instructor manuals, test banks, and more. PowerLecture media-teaching tools are an effective way to enhance the educational experience.

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank

ISBN: 9781133152330
Streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation using such resources as Chapter Outlines, Student Learning Outcomes, Chapter Summaries, Lecture Suggestions, Enrichment Topics, Common Misconceptions, "Consider This" questions, Key Terms, and Web Links/Videos/Software suggestions. This time-saving resource also includes a Test Bank that offers Essay, Short Answer, Fill in the Blank, Multiple Choice, and True/False questions. Available for download on the password-protected instructor website.

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133109358
Cengage Learning's Geology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. Geology CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need! Geology CourseMate includes an interactive eBook; interactive teaching and learning tools (including quizzes, flashcards, videos, Virtual Field Trips in Geology, animations, and more); and Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133109389
Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within Blackboard®. Whether you want to Web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor delivers. WebTutor offers a wide array of resources including videos, animations, quizzing, flashcards, and more.

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133109402
Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within WebCT®. Whether you want to Web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor delivers. WebTutor offers a wide array of resources including videos, animations, quizzing, flashcards, and more.

FOR STUDENTS

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133109358

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133109389

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133109402