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Earth Science, 13th Edition

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

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 28, 2010


Ideal for undergraduates with little or no science background, Earth Science is a student-friendly overview of our physical environment that offers balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. The authors focus on readability, with clear, example-driven explanations of concepts and events. The Thirteenth Edition incorporates a new active learning approach, a fully updated visual program, and is available for the first time with MasteringGeology—the most complete, easy-to-use, engaging tutorial and assessment tool available, and also entirely new to the Earth science course. 

Table of Contents

1: Introduction to Earth Science

Unit 1 Earth Minerals
2: Matter and Minerals
3: Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth
Unit 2 Sculpturing Earth’s Surface
4: Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting
5: Running Water and Ground Water
6: Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind

Unit 3 Forces Within
7: Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds
8: Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior
9: Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity
10: Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building

Unit 4 Deciphering Earth’s History
11: Geologic Time
12: Earth’s Evolution Through Geologic Time

Unit 5 The Global Ocean
13: The Ocean Floor
14: Ocean Water and Ocean Life
15: The Dynamic Ocean

Unit 6 Earth’s Dynamic Atmosphere
16: The Atmosphere: Composition, Structure, and Temperature
17: Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation
18: Air Pressure and Wind
19: Weather Patterns and Severe Storms
20: World Climates and Global Climate Change

Unit 7 Earth’s Place in the Universe
21: Origins of Modern Astronomy
22: Planetary Geology
23: Light, Astronomical Observations, and The Sun
24: Beyond Our Solar System

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