Synopses & Reviews
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. Themes
are overarching concepts used thoughout the book that help students make connections between various topics and concepts; Big Ideas
found in the Unit Opener summarize each chapter and help students focus on topics that relate to the Themes; Big Ideas are broken down into Main Ideas
at 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!
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
Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks
Unit 3: Surface Processes on Earth
Weathering, Erosion, and Soil
Mass Movements, Wind, and Glaciers
The Atmosphere and the Oceans
The Nature of Storms
The Marine Environment
Unit 5: The Dynamic Earth
Unit 6: Geologic Time
Fossils and the Rock Record
The Precambrian Earth
The Mesozoic, Cenozoic, and Paleozoic Eras
Unit 7: Resources and the Environment
Human Impact on Resources
Unit 8: Beyond Earth
The Sun-Moon-Earth System
Our Solar System
Galaxies and the Universe