Earth Science / Edition 10

Earth Science / Edition 10

by Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, Dennis Tasa
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130353906

ISBN-13: 9780130353900

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Pearson Education

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130353900
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 10.98(h) x 1.16(d)

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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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