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Foundations of Earth Science, 7th Edition

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

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 27, 2013

Description

Enhanced for today’s students, the bestselling Foundations of Earth Science returns in a new edition with a bold new look, new contributor Callan Bentley, and a highly anticipated learning path that facilitates active learning. This brief, paperback version of the best-selling Earth Science by Lutgens and Tarbuck is designed for introductory courses in Earth science. It maintains its highly visual, non-technical survey and broad, up-to-date coverage of basic topics and principles in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy to foster student understanding of foundational Earth science principles.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Earth Science

Unit I EARTH MATERIALS

Chapter 1: Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks

Chapter 2: Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth

Unit II SCULPTURING EARTH’S SURFACE

Chapter 3: Landscapes Fashioned by Water

Chapter 4: Glacial and Arid Landscapes

Unit III FORCES WITHIN

Chapter 5: Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Theory Unfolds

Chapter 6: Restless Earth: Earthquakes, Geologic Structures, and Mountain Building

Chapter 7: Fires Within: Igneous Activity

Unit IV DECIPHERING EARTH’S HISTORY

Chapter 8: Geologic Time

Unit V THE GLOBAL OCEAN

Chapter 9: Oceans: The Last Frontier

Chapter 10: The Restless Ocean

Unit VI EARTH’S DYNAMIC ATMOSPHERE

Chapter 11: Heating the Atmosphere

Chapter 12: Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation

Chapter 13: The Atmosphere in Motion

Chapter 14: Weather Patterns and Severe Weather

Unit VII EARTH’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE

Chapter 15: The Nature of the Solar System

Chapter 16: Beyond the Solar System