Earth Science

ISBN-10: 0136020070

ISBN-13: 9780136020073

Edition: 12th 2009

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Description: For introductory courses in Earth Science in departments of Geology, Geography, Atmospheric Sciences, and Education. nbsp; The twelfth edition ofEarth Scienceoffers 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.nbsp; The emphasis is on readability, with clear example-driven explanations.nbsp; The twelfth edition takes full advantage of the subjectrsquo;s visual appeal, with discussions reinforced by incredible color photos and superb illustrations by Earth science illustrator and geologist Dennis Tasa.

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List price: $141.40
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall Higher Education
Publication date: 2/26/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.620
Language: English

Fred Lutgens andEd Tarbuck have been good friends and colleagues since 1970. Between them, they have more than 57 years of experience teaching geology to undergraduates, and both have been recognized with awards as excellent and inspiring professors. They share a special interest in introducing geology to beginning students and a belief in the value of field experiences for students of all levels. Lutgens and Tarbuck published their first college text, Earth Science, In 1976. That book, winner of the McGuffy Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association, Is now going into its tenth edition. In 1983, As the first edition of Earth was being prepared, gifted geology illustrator Dennis Tasa joined the author team. Since then the three have collaborated on more than twenty projects. Not only do Tarbuck, Lutgens, and Tasa work well together creatively; they also enjoy spending time in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Tasa's New Mexico studio. Tarbuck enjoys downhill skiing in Colorado, fly fishing near his childhood home in Northern Minnesota, and spending time in the Cascades. Lutgens is an avid runner, and when he can make the time, truly enjoys hiking the canyons of the Colorado Plateau. Although Lutgens and Tarbuck think alike on many issues, they don't agree on everything. Lutgens is devoted to jazz and classical music, whereas Tarbuck prefers pop artists or a good country station.

Introduction to Earth Science
Earth Materials
Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks
Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth
Sculpturing Earth's Surface
Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting
Running Water and Groundwater
Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind
Forces Within
Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Theory Unfolds
Earthquakes and Earth's Interior
Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity
Mountain Building
Deciphering Earth's History
Geologic History
Earth's Evolution through Geologic Time
The Global Ocean
The Ocean Floor
Ocean Water and Ocean Life
The Dynamic Ocean
Earth's Dynamic Atmosphere
The Atmosphere: Composition, Structure, and Temperature
Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation
Air Pressure and Wind
Weather Patterns and Severe Storms
World Climates and Global Climate Change
Earth's Place in the Universe
Origin of Modern Astronomy
Touring Our Solar System
Light, Astronomical Observations, and the Sun
Beyond Our Solar System
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