Every chapter opens with a large graphic that previews the chapter’s most important concepts and contextualizes them within both the Earth system and the chapter at hand.

Chapter 1
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Chapter 1
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Chapter 1
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“One of the best parts of the Chapters”

Heidi Lannon
Santa Fe College

“Figures are terrific …”

Pamela Nelson
Glendale Community College

“I do like the synoptic nature of these large “billboards” These are aesthetically pleasing and provide a summary peak.”

Jeffrey Greenberg
Wheaton College

“The figure are good and helpful … they are perfect for my use in the classroom”

Adam Schoonmaker
Utica College

“… very informative, … incredibly detailed (nice job!)”

Samuel Castonguay
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

“I really like this feature. The figures show many of the main points visually in a manner which would increase student interest in the subject matter.”

Arthur Lee
Roane State Community College