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For introductory courses in Earth Science in departments of Geology, Geography, Atmospheric Sciences, and Education. The twelfth edition ofEarth Scienceoffers a user-friendly overview of our physical environment with balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology for the undergraduate student with little background in science. The emphasis is on readability, with clear example-driven explanations. The twelfth edition takes full advantage of the subjectrs"s visual appeal, with discussions reinforced by incredible color photos and superb illustrations by Earth science illustrator and geologist Dennis Tasa.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Earth Science|
|Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks|
|Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth|
|Sculpturing Earth's Surface|
|Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting|
|Running Water and Groundwater|
|Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind|
|Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Theory Unfolds|
|Earthquakes and Earth's Interior|
|Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity|
|Deciphering Earth's History|
|Earth's Evolution through Geologic Time|
|The Global Ocean|
|The Ocean Floor|
|Ocean Water and Ocean Life|
|The Dynamic Ocean|
|Earth's Dynamic Atmosphere|
|The Atmosphere: Composition, Structure, and Temperature|
|Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation|
|Air Pressure and Wind|
|Weather Patterns and Severe Storms|
|World Climates and Global Climate Change|
|Earth's Place in the Universe|
|Origin of Modern Astronomy|
|Touring Our Solar System|
|Light, Astronomical Observations, and the Sun|
|Beyond Our Solar System|
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