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Essentials of Geology, 11th Edition

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

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 28, 2010

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With the renowned readability of the Lutgens/Tarbuck/Tasa team, the Eleventh Edition ofEssentials of Geology continues to enhance both the approach and the visual presentation that has made this text a best-seller. This revision incorporates a new active learning approach throughout each chapter which offers the students a structured learning path and provides a reliable, consistent framework for mastering the chapter concepts. It also includes new additions to the visual program and current issues, such as climate change, are thoroughly updated.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Geology
2. Matter and Minerals
3. Igneous Rocks and Intrusive Activity
4. Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards
5. Weathering and Soils
6. Sedimentary Rocks
7. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks
8. Mass Wasting: The Work of Gravity
9. Running Water
10. Groundwater
11. Glaciers and Glaciation
12. Deserts and Wind
13. Shorelines
14. Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior
15. Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Theory Unfolds
16. Origin and Evolution of the Ocean Floor
17. Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building
18. Geologic Time
19. Earth’s Evolution through Geologic Time
20. Global Climate Change
Appendix A Metric and English Units Compared
Appendix B Topographic Maps
Appendix C Landforms of the Conterminous United States