New Release: Earth and Mind II

published May 31, 2012 1:17pm

May 16, 2012 - Jul 30, 2012

New Release: Earth and Mind II: A Synthesis of Research on Thinking and Learning in the Geosciences (2012) Edited by Kastens, K., and Manduca, C.A., GSA Special Paper 486 (ISBN: 9780813724867).

This volume explores the distinctive ways in which geoscientists use the human senses and mind to perceive, analyze, and explain the workings of the Earth system, and then builds on those insights to suggest how to help students master the thought processes of the geosciences. The book is arranged into four main sections, Time, Space, Systems, and Field, each including three sub-sections: an introduction by the editors, a thematic paper by experts in the each particular area, and several commentaries on the theme.

This book is the result of the Synthesis of Research on Thinking and Learning in the Geosciences project.

GSA Press Release article about the volume