9780538740999

EARTH (with CourseMate with Virtual Field Trips in Geology, Volume 1 Printed Access Card)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780538740999

  • ISBN10:

    053874099X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback w/ Access Card
  • Copyright: 3/25/2010
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with nearly *70* students and faculty, EARTH is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. EARTH presents a rich overview of all Earth-related disciplines--from geology, hydrology, and oceanography to meteorology and astronomy. EARTH explores the physical attributes of planet Earth and its environment, emphasizing the human choices we have made, and exploring the physical consequences of those choices in the context of Earth systems.

Table of Contents

Earth Systems
Earth Materials and Time
Minerals
Rocks
Geologic Time: a Story in the Rocks
Geologic Resources
Internal Processes
The Active Earth: Plate Tectonics
Earthquakes and the Earth's Structure
Volcanoes and Plutons
Mountains
Surface Processes
Weathering, Soil, and Erosion
Fresh Water: Streams, Lakes, Ground Water, and Wetlands
Water Resources
Glaciers and Ice Ages
Deserts and Wind
The Oceans
Ocean Basins
Oceans and Coastlines
The Atmosphere
The Atmosphere
Energy Balance in the Atmosphere
Moisture, Clouds, and Weather
Climate
Climate Change. (Online Only)
Astronomy. (Online Only)
Motions in the Heavens. (Online Only)
Planets and their Moons. (Online Only)
Stars, Space, and Galaxies
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