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Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Earth's Evolving Systems, Second Edition

Author(s): Ronald E. Martin, University of Delaware
  • ISBN-13: 9781284108316
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Digital      pages      © 2018
    Access Code Subscription Length: 365 Days
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Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Earth's Evolving Systems, Second Edition is a digital-only Access Code that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources (available to adopting instructors with course ID), and learning analytics reporting tools (available to adopting instructors with course ID).

Earth’s Evolving Systems: The History of Planet Earth, Second Edition explores the complex processes and interactions that have shaped our planet. Employing a systems perspective, this introductory text covers topics such as the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere, and discusses how these systems, plate tectonics, and life have interacted with each other and evolved through geologic time. This approach to Earth’s history integrates the study of modern Earth systems with past ones piquing students’ interest in the process. No other text bridges the gap between traditional historical geology and the behavior of Earth systems, and does so with higher quality art and illustrations. Capturing the dynamism of our planet’s fascinating history, Earth’s Evolving Systems: The History of Planet Earth, Second Edition provides the bedrock to understanding this exciting science.

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This Navigate 2 digital-only package for Earth's Evolving Systems, Second Edition offers the following:

  • Learn: A complete eBook with interactive tools and Knowledge Checks
  • Practice: A virtual Study Center with robust practice activities and flashcards
  • Assess: A homework and testing Assessment center with prepopulated quizzes and examinations (available to adopting instructors with Course ID)
  • Analyze: Dashboards with learner and educator views that reports actionable data (available to adopting instructors with Course ID)


Applicable Courses

Appropriate for one-semester, introductory, 100-level undergraduate courses in earth history most often found in geology, earth science, and geosciences departments.

Course titles include:

  • Physical Geology
  • Earth History
  • Historical Geology
  • Earth Through Time
  • Dynamic Earth
  • Understanding Earth
  • Earth and Life Through Time

Ronald E. Martin-University of Delaware

Ron Martin is Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Delaware. He received his B.S. degree in Geology from Bowling Green State University, M.S. from the University of Florida, and the Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of California at Berkeley. 

His present research focuses on the evolution of plankton and the biosphere, marine-terrestrial interactions, and the formation of fossil assemblages, especially those of microfossils, and their use in deciphering past climate and sea-level change; microfossils as bioindicators of ecosystem health; and geoarchaeology. 

He worked as a biostratigrapher for Unocal in Houston prior to coming to Delaware in 1985. He has served as Associate Editor of Palaios, Editor of the Journal of Foraminiferal Research, President of the North American Micropaleontological Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), and is the author of One Long Experiment: Scale and Process in Earth History (Columbia University Press), Taphonomy: A Process Approach (Cambridge, UK), and editor of Environmental Micropaleontology: The Application of Microfossils to Environmental Geology (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press, NY). He teaches courses in paleontology, stratigraphy, and Earth systems, and has been nominated for the University of Delaware excellence in Teaching Award several times.

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