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Foundations of Earth Science,CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

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

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Apr 16, 2010

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This brief, paperback version of the best-selling Earth Science by Lutgens and Tarbuck is designed for introductory courses in earth science. The text’s highly visual, non-technical survey emphasizes broad, up-to-date coverage of basic topics and principles in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. A flexible design lends itself to the diversity of Earth science courses in both content and approach. As in previous editions, the main focus is to foster student understanding of basic earth science principles.CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.

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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