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
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