Earth Science / Edition 8

Earth Science / Edition 8

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by Frederick K. Lutgens, Frederick Lutgens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0135708397

ISBN-13: 9780135708392

Pub. Date: 11/28/1996

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

Earth Science offers a reader-friendly overview of our physical environment for the reader with little or no exposure to science. The emphasis is on readability, with clear explanations and examples, superb illustrations by the renowned Dennis Tasa, and an incredible collection of full color photographs and topographical maps. Topics covered in this…  See more details below

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Earth Science offers a reader-friendly overview of our physical environment for the reader with little or no exposure to science. The emphasis is on readability, with clear explanations and examples, superb illustrations by the renowned Dennis Tasa, and an incredible collection of full color photographs and topographical maps. Topics covered in this highly readable and interesting book are geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. For readers needing a basic informational book about Earth Science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135708392
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
638
Product dimensions:
8.49(w) x 11.15(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. 1The Solid Earth
1Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks17
2Rocks: Materials of the Lithosphere33
3Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting57
4Running Water and Groundwater87
5Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind121
6Earthquakes and Earth's Interior153
7Plate Tectonics179
8Igneous Activity211
9Mountain Building237
10Geologic Time261
11Earth History: A Brief Summary285
Pt. 2The Oceans
12Ocean Waters and the Ocean Floor313
13The Restless Ocean333
Pt. 3The Atmosphere
14Composition, Structure, and Temperature361
15Moisture387
16Air Pressure and Wind419
17Weather Patterns and Severe Storms437
18Climate463
Pt. 4Astronomy
19Earth's Place in the Universe489
20Touring Our Solar System515
21Light, Astronomical Observations, and the Sun545
22Beyond Our Solar System567

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