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Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, 11th Edition

By Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, Dennis G. Tasa

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 17, 2013


With its strong focus on readability and engaging, instructive illustrations, this trusted bestseller returns in a new edition with a bold new look, new contributor Callan Bentley, interactive “SmartFigures,” and a highly anticipated learning path that facilitates active learning. Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, 11/e maintains its highly visual, non-technical survey and up-to-date coverage of foundational physical geology principles. The authors’ emphasis on currency and relevance includes the latest thinking in the field, particularly in the dynamic area of plate tectonics.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Geology

2. Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds

3. Matter and Minerals

4. Magma, Igneous Rocks, and Intrusive Activity

5. Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards

6. Weathering and Soil

7. Sedimentary Rocks

8. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks

9. Geologic Time

10. Crustal Deformation

11. Earthquakes and Earthquake Hazards

12. Earth’s Interior

13. Divergent Boundaries: Origin and Evolution of the Ocean Floor

14. Convergent Boundaries: Origin of Mountains

15. Mass Wasting: The Work of Gravity

16. Running Water

17. Groundwater

18. Glaciers and Glaciation

19. Deserts and Winds

20. Shorelines

21. Global Climate Change

22. Earth’s Evolution through Geologic Time

23. Energy and Mineral Resources

24. Planetary Geology