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Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, Books a la Carte Edition, 10th Edition

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

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 13, 2010


This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole- punched, loose-leaf version. Books à la Carte also offer a great value—this format costs significantly less than a new textbook.

With its strong focus on readability and illustrations, this trusted best seller makes an often-complex subject more accessible for readers like you. It offers a meaningful, non-technical survey that is informative and up-to-date for learning basic principles and concepts. For the Tenth Edition, the text’s design and figures have been updated, and the chapter on climate change has been revised significantly.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction to Geology
2: Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds
3: Matter and Minerals
4: Igneous Rocks
5: Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity
6: Weathering and Soil
7: Sedimentary Rocks
8: Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks
9: Geologic Time
10: Crustal Deformation
11: Earthquakes
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 Wind
20: Shorelines
21: Global Climate Change
22: Earth’s Evolution through Geologic Time
23: Energy and Mineral Resources
24: Planetary Geology