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Overview

  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes complete with an engaging print textbook, tear-out review cards, an interactive digital solution(CourseMate), and an eBook all of which were directly influenced from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Tear-Out Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor’s Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes with CourseMate, the interactive digital component that offers a full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles. Quizzes, audio downloads,videos, and more are only a click away.
  • All of the content and resources you expect with a supplements package that is second to none.

Mark Hendrix,

Marc S. Hendrix is a Professor of Geology at The University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. Growing up in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Marc developed an early love of geology in the 1970's while working as a field assistant for his father, a biology professor at Gettysburg College. Marc received a bachelor's degree in geology from Wittenberg University in Springfield Ohio in 1985 and a master's degree in geology and geophysics from The University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1987. In 1992, he graduated with a Ph.D. in applied earth sciences from Stanford University, where he conducted research on the geologic record of mountain building and ancient climate in western China. Afterwards, he worked at Stanford as a post-doctoral researcher, analyzing the geologic history of Mongolia. Marc joined the faculty at The University of Montana in 1994 where he has developed a field-based research program focused on the geology of the northern Rocky Mountains. He continues to travel within the U.S. and overseas to conduct geologic research and currently lives in Missoula with his wife and two sons.

Graham R. Thompson, University of Montana

Gray Thompson is Professor of Geology at The University of Montana where he teaches Introductory Geology, Mineralogy, Summer Field Mapping, and graduate courses in Clay Mineralogy and Shale Petrology. He has published over 20 research papers in international journals, mostly co-authored with his students. He is also a mountaineer and professional guide with first ascents, many with Jon Turk, of peaks and routes in the Rocky Mountains, Alaska, the Yukon, Baffin Island, the Alps, the Karakoram, and the Himalayas. He has authored many articles published in international climbing magazines and journals, and has been the subject of other articles in these publications. Many of the photographs in his texts were taken by Thompson and Turk on their climbing trips and expeditions over the last eighteen years.
  • New "Digging Deeper" boxes offer students a more in-depth look at topics currently in the news, such as hydraulic fracturing in the production of oil and gas, or of general cultural interest, such as recent discovery of rich diamond reserves in northern Canada.
  • Over 75 new photos and 50 reworked illustrations offer an enhanced visual learning experience for a subject that is visual by its nature.
  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes complete with an engaging print textbook, tear-out review cards, an interactive digital solution(CourseMate), and an eBook all of which were directly influenced from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Tear-Out Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes with CourseMate, the interactive digital component that offers a full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles. Quizzes, audio downloads,videos, and more are only a click away.
  • All of the content and resources you expect with a supplements package that is second to none.
1. Earth Systems.
Unit I: EARTH MATERIALS AND TIME.
2. Minerals.
3. Rocks.
4. Geologic Time: A Story in the Rocks.
5. Geologic Resources.
Unit II: INTERNAL PROCESSES.
6. The Active Earth: Plate Tectonics.
7. Earthquakes and the Earth's Structure.
8. Volcanoes and Plutons.
9. Mountains.
Unit III: SURFACE PROCESSES.
10. Weathering, Soil, and Erosion.
11. Fresh Water: Streams, Lakes, Ground Water, and Wetlands.
12. Water Resources.
13. Glaciers and Ice Ages.
14. Deserts and Wind.
Unit IV: THE OCEANS.
15. Ocean Basins.
16. Oceans and Coastlines.
Unit V: THE ATMOSPHERE.
17. The Atmosphere.
18. Energy Balance in the Atmosphere.
19. Moisture, Clouds, and Weather.
20. Climate.
21. Climate Change.
(ONLINE ONLY) Unit VI: ASTRONOMY.
(ONLINE ONLY) 22. Motions in the Heavens.
(ONLINE ONLY) 23. Planets and their Moons.
(ONLINE ONLY) 24. Stars, Space, and Galaxies.

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

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285978840

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285776217
Interested in a simple way to complement your text and course content with study and practice materials? Cengage Learning's 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. CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need! Includes the complete suite of 15 Virtual Field Trips in Geology.

FOR STUDENTS

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ISBN: 9781285776217
The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes—online with CourseMate. Includes 15 Virtual Field Trips in Geology.