Foundations of Earth Science with MasteringGeology / Edition 6

Foundations of Earth Science with MasteringGeology / Edition 6

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

ISBN-10: 0321833244

ISBN-13: 9780321833242

Pub. Date: 05/26/2012

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This brief, paperback version of the best-selling Earth Science by Lutgens and Tarbuck is designed for introductory courses in Earth science. The text’s highly visual, non-technical survey emphasizes broad, up-to-date coverage of basic topics and principles in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. A flexible design lends itself to the…  See more details below

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This brief, paperback version of the best-selling Earth Science by Lutgens and Tarbuck is designed for introductory courses in Earth science. The text’s highly visual, non-technical survey emphasizes broad, up-to-date coverage of basic topics and principles in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. A flexible design lends itself to the diversity of Earth science courses in both content and approach. As in previous editions, the main focus is to foster student understanding of basic Earth science principles. This edition is supported by MasteringGeology™ — used by over 1.5 million science students, the Mastering platform is the most effective and widely used online tutorial, homework, and assessment system for the sciences.

Package consists of:
0321807758 / 9780321807755 MasteringGeology™ with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Foundations of Earth Science
0321823273 / 9780321823274 Foundations of Earth Science, Update

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321833242
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/26/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

ntroduction to Earth Science

Unit I EARTH MATERIALS Chapter 1: Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks Chapter 2: Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth

Unit II SCULPTURING EARTH’S SURFACE Chapter 3: Landscapes Fashioned by Water Chapter 4: Glacial and Arid Landscapes

Unit III FORCES WITHIN Chapter 5: Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Theory Unfolds Chapter 6: Restless Earth: Earthquakes, Geologic Structures, and Mountain Building Chapter 7: Fires Within: Igneous Activity

Unit IV DECIPHERING EARTH’S HISTORY Chapter 8: Geologic Time

Unit V THE GLOBAL OCEAN Chapter 9: Oceans: The Last Frontier Chapter 10: The Restless Ocean

Unit VI EARTH’S DYNAMIC ATMOSPHERE Chapter 11: Heating the Atmosphere Chapter 12: Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation Chapter 13: The Atmosphere in Motion Chapter 14: Weather Patterns and Severe Weather

Unit VII EARTH’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE Chapter 15: The Nature of the Solar System Chapter 16: Beyond the Solar System

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