Essentials of Geology / Edition 11

Essentials of Geology / Edition 11

by Frederick K. Lutgens
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Essentials of Geology / Edition 11

Building on the tremendous reception to its parent volume, Earth 8th edition, the same groundbreaking media package is now integrated into the brief version of the best-selling introductory physical geology volume. This eighth edition of Essentials of Geology represents a thorough revision, yet retains the hallmarks readers have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgen. Reader friendly writing style, carefully crafted illustrations by Dennis Tasa that are both geologically accurate and visually appealing, and updated coverage of the most recent geologic events. The volume provides an introduction to geology covering minerals, igneous rocks, volcanoes and other igneous activity, weathering and soil, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, mass wasting, running water, groundwater, glaciers and glaciation, deserts and wind, shorelines, the ocean floor, earthquakes and earth's interior, plate tectonics, mountain building, geologic time, and earth history. For individuals interested in an introduction to geology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900321714724
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 01/11/2011
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Geology.
2. Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks.
3. Igneous Rocks.
4. Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity.
5. Weathering and Soils.
6. Sedimentary Rocks.
7. Metamorphic Rocks.
8. Mass Wasting: The Work of Gravity.
9. Running Water.
10. Groundwater.
11. Glaciers and Glaciation.
12. Deserts and Wind.
13. Shorelines.
14. The Ocean Floor.
15. Earthquakes and Earth's Interior.
16. Plate Tectonics.
17. Mountain Building.
18. Geologic Time.
19. Earth History: A Brief Summary.
Appendix A: Metric and English Units Compared.
Appendix B: Topographic Maps.
Appendix C: Landforms of the Conterminous United States.

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