Exploring Earth Science, 2nd Edition, (PDF) by Johnson/Reynolds is an innovative textbook aimed for an introductory college geology course like Earth Science. This ground-breaking visually spectacular ebook was designed from educational and cognitive research on how students think learn and study. Almost all information in the ebook is built around 2600 photographs and stunning illustrations instead of being in long blocks of text that are not expressed with figures.
These annotated illustrations assist college students to visualize geologic concepts and processes and are suited to the way most instructors already teach. To lessen the cognitive load and help students focus on one important geologic process or concept at a time the ebook consists entirely of two-page spreads organized into 20 chapters.
Every two-page spread is a self-contained block of information about a particular topic focusing on geologic concepts processes features and approaches. These spreads assist students to learn and organize geologic knowledge in an exciting and new way. Inquiry is embedded throughout the ebook modeling how scientists investigate problems. The heading of each two-page spread and topic heading is a question proposed to get readers to think about the topic and become interested and stimulated to explore the two-page spread for answers. Every chapter is a learning cycle that starts with a visually engaging two-page spread about a captivating geologic issue. Every chapter ends with an Investigation that challenges students with a problem linked with a virtual place. The world-class media spectacular assessments and presentations are all tightly articulated with the textbook. This ebook is designed to motivate students to observe interpret think critically and involve in authentic inquiry and is highly acclaimed by reviewers, students and instructors.
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