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For introductory courses in Earth Science in departments of Geology, Geography, Atmospheric Sciences, and Education.

 

The twelfth edition of Earth Science offers a user-friendly overview of our physical environment with balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology for the undergraduate student with little background in science.  The emphasis is on readability, with clear example-driven explanations.  The twelfth edition takes full advantage of the subject’s visual appeal, with discussions reinforced by incredible color photos and superb illustrations by Earth science illustrator and geologist Dennis Tasa.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Earth Science

 

UNIT 1: EARTH MATERIALS

2. Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks

3. Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth

 

UNIT 2: SCULPTURING EARTH’S SURFACE

4. Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting

5. Running Water and Groundwater

6. Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind

 
UNIT 3: FORCES WITHIN

7. Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Theory Unfolds

8. Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior

9. Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity

10. Mountain Building

 

UNIT 4: DECIPHERING EARTH’S HISTORY

11. Geologic History

12. Earth's Evolution through Geologic Time

 UNIT 5: THE GLOBAL OCEAN

13. The Ocean Floor

14. Ocean Water and Ocean Life

15. The Dynamic Ocean

 

UNIT 6:  EARTH'S DYNAMIC ATMOSPHERE

16. The Atmosphere: Composition, Structure, and Temperature

17.  Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation

18. Air Pressure and Wind

19. Weather Patterns and Severe Storms

20. World Climates and Global Climate Change

 

UNIT 7: EARTH’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE

21. Origin of Modern Astronomy

22. Touring Our Solar System

23. Light, Astronomical Observations, and the Sun

24. Beyond Our Solar System

Product Details

ISBN:
9780136020073
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Illustrator:
Tasa, Dennis
Author:
Lutgens, Frederick G.
Author:
Tarbuck, Edward
Author:
Tarbuck, Edward J.
Author:
Hatfield, Stanley
Author:
Lutgens, Frederick
Author:
Tasa, Dennis
Author:
Bell, Molly
Author:
Pinzke, Kenneth G.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Lutgens, Frederick K.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
February 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
10.91x9.13x1.18 in. 4.27 lbs.

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