Earth Science / Edition 1

Earth Science / Edition 1

by Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131258958

ISBN-13: 9780131258952

Pub. Date: 05/08/2004

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

Overview

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:
9780131258952
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
05/08/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
726

Table of Contents

Introduction to Earth Science.

I. EARTH MATERIALS.

1. Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks.
2. Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth.

II. SCULPTURING EARTH'S SURFACE.

3. Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting.
4. Running Water and Groundwater.
5. Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind.

III. FORCES WITHIN.

6. Earthquakes and Earth's Interior.
7. Plate Tectonics.
8. Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity.
9. Mountain Building.

IV. DECIPHERING EARTH'S HISTORY.

10. Geologic Time.
11. Earth's History: A Brief Summary.

V. THE GLOBAL OCEAN.

12. The Ocean Floor.
13. Ocean Water and Ocean Life.
14. The Dynamic Ocean.

VI. EARTH'S DYNAMIC ATMOSPHERE.

15. The Atmosphere: Composition, Structure, and Temperature.
16. Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation.
17. Air Pressure and Wind.
18. Weather Patterns and Severe Storms.
19. Climate.

VII. EARTH'S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE.

20. Origin of Modern Astronomy.
21. Touring Our Solar System.
22. Light, Astronomical Observations, and the Sun.
23.Beyond Our Solar System.

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