In Depth features give instructors the flexibility to expand upon select themes by providing additional background and detail about special topics that are relevant to each chapter.
- In Depth: Origin of the Universe – The Big Bang Theory
- In Depth: Failed Rifts
- In Depth: Can Explosive Eruptions be Predicted?
- In Depth: The Role of Oxidation in Earth’s History
- In Depth: Shock Metamorphism
- In Depth: Metamorphism and the Rock Cycle
- In Depth: The Quest for the Age of Earth
- In Depth: Ophiolites—Clues to the Structure of Oceanic Crust
- In Depth: Partial Melting and the Making of Continental Crust–Nature’s Ultimate Recycling Program
- In Depth: Earth’s Magnetism and Its Dynamic Core
- In Depth: Mass Wasting on the Moon and Mars
- In Depth: Dams and the Human Exploitation of Surface Water
- In Depth: Exploring for Groundwater
- In Depth: Lake Missoula and the Channeled Scablands
- In Depth: Dust Devils
- In Depth: Sea Level and Plate Tectonics
- In Depth: Mechanisms of Mineral Concentration
- In Depth: Ice That Burns: Fuel of the Future?
- In Depth: Correlation and the Search for Oil and Gas
- In Depth: Melting of the Arctic Ice: An Omen of Global Warming?
- In Depth: Martian Life on Earth?
“…excellent starting point for further class discussion or for students, on their own, to dig deeper.”
Joachim Dorsch, St. Louis Community College, Meramec
“…this is great.”
Jeffrey Greenberg, Wheaton College
“Excellent means to dig a bit deeper and spark student interest by opening new doors.”
Kevin Hefferan, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
“I like these because they are good jumping off points for essays and projects. Sometimes I get students who fall in love with a topic and want to know more!”
Julie Hoover, Durham Technical Community College
“Again, I like these for the same reason as the others – great way to scaffold and reinforce information.”
Kimberly Schulte, Georgia Perimeter College