Earth Science and the Environment, Reprint (with CengageNOW Printed Access Card)

ISBN-10: 0538451238
ISBN-13: 9780538451239
Edition: 4th 2007
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Description: Using two themes, earth systems and environmental issues, EARTH SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT provides a rich overview of all Earth-related disciplines, including geology, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, and astronomy. The authors provide a  More...

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Book details

List price: $144.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 7/10/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.696
Language: English

Using two themes, earth systems and environmental issues, EARTH SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT provides a rich overview of all Earth-related disciplines, including geology, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, and astronomy. The authors provide a sense of how Earth functions as a single system composed of interacting subsystems and integrates coverage of enviromental issues in both the authoritative narrative and stunning multi-part visuals that emphasize the beauty of Earth science. To further enrich your experience, this earth science textbook is fully integrated with the CengageNOW online tutorial system. Web-based, assessment-driven, and completely flexible, the system provides you with a personalized learning plan based on a diagnostic pre-test to maximize your study time by focusing your attention where it is needed most.

Gray Thompson is Professor of Geology at The University of Montana where he teaches Introductory Geology, Mineralogy, Summer Field Mapping, and graduate courses in Clay Mineralogy and Shale Petrology. He has published over 20 research papers in international journals, mostly co-authored with his students. He is also a mountaineer and professional guide with first ascents, many with Jon Turk, of peaks and routes in the Rocky Mountains, Alaska, the Yukon, Baffin Island, the Alps, the Karakoram, and the Himalayas. He has authored many articles published in international climbing magazines and journals, and has been the subject of other articles in these publications. Many of the photographs in his texts were taken by Thompson and Turk on their climbing trips and expeditions over the last eighteen years.

Jon Turk is a chemist, professional geoscience writer, and adventurer. He received his PhD in 1971, and later that year he co-authored the first environmental science college textbook in the country. In the 32 years since then, Turk has continued his career as a science writer, publishing 23 environmental and geoscience texts. His love of unspoiled environments and fascination for the wild places of this planet have also led to a distinguished career as an adventurer. He has kayaked around Cape Horn as well as the 3,000 miles between Japan and Alaska, crossed the western Gobi of Mongolia, unsupported, on a mountain bike, and was the first to ascend Lamo-she Peak (6,070 meters) in the eastern Himalayas with co-author Gray Thompson. He has written numerous magazine articles about his expeditions as well as adventure/travel books, including In the Wake of the Jomon: Stone Age Mariners and a Voyage Across the Pacific (McGraw Hill, 2005).

Earth Systems
Earth Materials and Time
Minerals
Rocks
Geologic Time: A Story in the Rocks
Geologic Resources
Internal Processes
The Active Earth: Plate Tectonics
Earthquakes and the Earth's Structure
Volcanoes and Plutons
Mountains
Surface Processes
Weathering, Soil, and Erosion
Fresh Water: Streams, Lakes, Ground Water, and Wetlands
Water Resources
Glaciers and Ice Ages
Deserts and Wind
The Oceans
Ocean Basins
Oceans and Coastlines
The Atmosphere
The Atmosphere
Energy Balance in the Atmosphere
Moisture, Clouds, and Weather
Climate
Climate Change
Astronomy
Motions in the Heavens
Planets and their Moons
Stars, Space, and Galaxies

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