Foundations of Earth Science

Foundations of Earth Science

For all introductory Earth Science courses. Digital Content and Experiences Bring Earth Science To Life Ideal for undergraduates with little or no science background, Foundations of Earth Science provides a student-friendly, highly visual, non-technical survey of our physical environment with balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. Foundations of Earth Science is the brief, paperback version of the best-selling Earth Science by Lutgens and Tarbuck, and designed for introductory courses in Earth science. The new 8th Edition facilitates active learning by incorporating learning objectives throughout each chapter to provide students with a structured learning path. The learning path is tied to chapter objectives, giving students opportunities to demonstrate their understanding at the end of each section. The 8th Edition uses the BouncePages image recognition app (available at no charge on both iOS and Android stores) to connect students’ digital devices to the print textbook, enhancing their reading and learning experience. Lutgens/Tarbuck’s innovative SmartFigures feature has been expanded, adding new digital content via Project Condor, Mobile Field Trips by Michael Collier, Animated Figures, and additional tutorial videos from Callan Bentley. This edition also includes Mastering Geology, the most complete, easy-to-use, engaging tutorial and assessment tool available. Also Available with Mastering Geology Mastering™ Geology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Geology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geology, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geology, search for: 0134127641/ 9780134127644 Foundations of Earth Science Plus Mastering Geology with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134184815 / 9780134184814 Foundations of Earth Science 0134251881 / 9780134251882 Mastering Geology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Foundations of Earth Science Foundations of Earth Science , 8th Edition is also available via Pearson eText, a simple-to-use, mobile, personalized reading experience that lets instructors connect with and motivate students – right in their eTextbook. Learn more.

Foundations of Astronomy

Foundations of Astronomy

With this newly revised 9th edition of FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, Mike Seeds' goal is to help students use astronomy to understand science and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text illustrates the scientific method and guides students to answer these fundamental questions: What are we? and How do we know? In discussing the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, Seeds provides not just facts, but a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. The book vividly conveys his love of astronomy, and illustrates how students can comprehend their place in the universe by grasping a small set of physical laws. Crafting a story about astronomy, Mike shows students how to ask questions to gradually puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world. Mathematics is incorporated into the text (and in separate sections for easy reference), but the book's arguments do not depend on mathematical reasoning, keeping even math-averse students engaged. The revision addresses new developments in astrophysics and cosmology, plus the latest discoveries, including evidence of a new world beyond Pluto and new evidence of dark energy and the acceleration of the universe. Students are also provided with an online assessment tool, called AceAstronomy. Designed specifically to help students prepare for tests and exams, AceAstronomy improves conceptual understanding by providing a personalized learning plan based on a pre-test diagnostic. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science

The Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science

Presents an illustrated dictionary of more than 3,700 frequently used terms in Earth science.

Foundations of Astronomy

Foundations of Astronomy

FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY brings science to life. With this newly revised Eleventh Edition of FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, best-selling authors Mike Seeds and Dana Backman strive to help students use astronomy to understand science--and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, this text emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? In discussing the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, the authors provide not only fact but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. The Eleventh Edition addresses the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, including information to emphasize observations over the entire electromagnetic spectrum; new data on star formation and stellar structure; new insight on global warming and ozone depletion; updated information on the Kuiper belt and dwarf planets; and more. Whether you choose to assign homework in an online environment, give your students access to an affordable and interactive online text, or do both, the new FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY Online Version is the ideal solution for your course needs, giving your students Web-based access to a digital version of the text. In addition, the new online Enhanced WebAssign homework management system enables you to easily assign and manage homework online. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Foundations of Astronomy, Enhanced

Foundations of Astronomy, Enhanced

Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, this Enhanced Thirteenth Edition of FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY brings readers up-to-date on the developments and discoveries in the exciting field of astronomy as recent as the summer 2015 New Horizons studies of Pluto and its moons. Throughout the book, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman emphasize the scientific method as they guide students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? In every chapter, the book discusses the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, providing both factual information and a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science

Today many school students are shielded from one of the most important concepts in modern science: evolution. In engaging and conversational style, Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science provides a well-structured framework for understanding and teaching evolution. Written for teachers, parents, and community officials as well as scientists and educators, this book describes how evolution reveals both the great diversity and similarity among the Earth's organisms; it explores how scientists approach the question of evolution; and it illustrates the nature of science as a way of knowing about the natural world. In addition, the book provides answers to frequently asked questions to help readers understand many of the issues and misconceptions about evolution. The book includes sample activities for teaching about evolution and the nature of science. For example, the book includes activities that investigate fossil footprints and population growth that teachers of science can use to introduce principles of evolution. Background information, materials, and step-by-step presentations are provided for each activity. In addition, this volume: -- Presents the evidence for evolution, including how evolution can be observed today. -- Explains the nature of science through a variety of examples. -- Describes how science differs from other human endeavors and why evolution is one of the best avenues for helping students understand this distinction. -- Answers frequently asked questions about evolution. Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science builds on the 1996 National Science Education Standards released by the National Research Council--and offers detailed guidance on how to evaluate and choose instructional materials that support the standards. Comprehensive and practical, this book brings one of today's educational challenges into focus in a balanced and reasoned discussion. It will be of special interest to teachers of science, school administrators, and interested members of the community.