Earth Science and the Environment / Edition 2

Earth Science and the Environment / Edition 2

by Graham Thompson, Jonathan Turk, Jonathan Turk
     
 

This text fulfills a science requirement for non-majors and students who plan to teach in elementary or high schools. Offering a uniquely strong emphasis on earth systems and an increased emphasis on environmental topics, EARTH SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT, Second Edition stands out among other earth science books. Discussion of how the solid earth, the atmosphere, the… See more details below

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This text fulfills a science requirement for non-majors and students who plan to teach in elementary or high schools. Offering a uniquely strong emphasis on earth systems and an increased emphasis on environmental topics, EARTH SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT, Second Edition stands out among other earth science books. Discussion of how the solid earth, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and living organisms interact, as well as the effects of these interactions, is presented throughout the text. This approach, supported with numerous discussions of modern research, makes the book up-to-date and relevant to students.This text provides a rich overview of all Earth-related disciplines, including geology, geography, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. EARTH SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT gives students a sense of how the Earth functions as a system and how the various spheres interact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780030060489
Publisher:
Brooks/Cole
Publication date:
08/18/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.83(h) x 0.93(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Earth Systems. UNIT I: EARTH MATERIALS AND TIME. Earth Systems Interactions: Earth Rocks, Earth History, and Mass Extinctions
2.Minerals
3.Rocks
4.Geologic Time: A Story in the Rocks. UNIT II: INTERNAL PROCESSES. Earth Systems Interactions: Plate Tectonics and Earth Systems
5.The Active Earth: Plate Tectonics
6.Earthquakes and the Earth's Structure
7.Volcanoes and Plutons
8.Geologic Structures, Mountain Ranges, and Continents. UNIT III: SURFACE PROCESSES. Earth Systems Interactions: Evolution of the Oceans, the Atmosphere, and Life
9.Weathering, Soil, and Erosion
10.Fresh Water: Streams, Lakes, Ground Water, and Wetlands
11.Glaciers and Ice Ages
12.Deserts and Wind. Unit IV: The Oceans. Earth Systems Interactions: Flowers Bloomed on Earth While Venus Boiled and Mars Froze
13.Ocean Basins
14.Oceans and Coastlines. UNIT V: THE ATMOSPHERE. Earth Systems Interactions: The Origin of Iron Ore and the Evolution of Earth's Atmosphere, Biosphere, and Oceans
15.The Earth's Atmosphere
16.Weather
17.Climate. UNIT VI: HUMAN INTERACTIONS WITH EARTH SYSTEMS. Earth Systems Interactions: Human Population and Alteration of Earth Systems
18.Climate Change
19.Air Pollution
20.Water Resources
21.Geologic Resources. UNIT VII: ASTRONOMY. Earth Systems Interactions: Birth of the Universe
22.Motion in the Heavens
23.Planets and Their Moons.

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