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--From the renowned Lutgens/Tarbuck/Tasa team, the Twelfth Edition of Essentials of Geology continues to elevate its readability, art program, focus on basic principles and instructor flexibility. This revision incorporates what has historically made the text a best seller with a new active learning approach throughout each chapter, which offers students a structured learning path and provides a reliable, consistent framework for mastering the chapter concepts.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
- An Introduction to Geology
- Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds
- Matter and Minerals
- Igneous Rocks and Intrusive Activity
- Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards
- Weathering and Soils
- Sedimentary Rocks
- Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks
- Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior
- Origin and Evolution of the Ocean Floor
- Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building
- Mass Wasting: The Work of Gravity
- Running Water
- Glaciers and Glaciation
- Deserts and Wind
- Geologic Time
- Earth’s Evolution Through Geologic Time
- Global Climate Change
Appendix Metric and English Units Compared
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