Seventh Edition   ©2014

Understanding Earth

John Grotzinger (California Institute of Technology) , Thomas H. Jordan (University of Southern California)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-3874-5; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-3874-4; Format: Paper Text, 752 pages

Renowned Authors
John Grotzinger is currently the chief geologist on the Mars Exploration Rover team, the first mission to conduct ground-based exploration of another planet. He is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology.
Thomas Jordan is director of the Southern California Earthquake Center and W. M. Keck Foundation Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Southern California
Student Friendly Pedagogy
Practicing Geology Exercises that discuss important problems and ask students to apply their knowledge
Google Earth Exercises that guide students through explorations of key geologic locations
Field Sketches paired with photos to bridge the gap between what students see and what geologists see when they look at a geologic formation.