9780130161833

Earth Science

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130161833

  • ISBN10:

    0130161837

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/1/2000
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

For introductory Earth Science courses found in departments of Geology, Geography, or Atmospheric Sciences for students with little or no exposure to college-level science. Earth Science offers a user-friendly overview of our physical environment with balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. The emphasis is on readability, with clear, example-driven explanations refined by over twenty years of instructor and student feedback. The text takes full advantage of the subject's visual appeal. Discussions are reinforced with a superb collection of color photos, along with illustrations by highly respected Earth science illustrator, Dennis Tasa. A tightly integrated media package further extends students' understanding of Earth science.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(14)
Part One The Solid Earth 15(306)
Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks
17(18)
Rocks: Materials of the Lithosphere
35(24)
Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting
59(30)
Running Water and Groundwater
89(34)
Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind
123(32)
Earthquakes and Earth's Interior
155(26)
Plate Tectonics
181(34)
Igneous Activity
215(30)
Mountain Building
245(26)
Geologic Time
271(24)
Earth's History: A Brief Summary
295(26)
Part Two The Oceans 321(54)
The Ocean Environment
323(24)
The Restless Ocean
347(28)
Part Three The Atmosphere 375(142)
Composition, Structure, and Temperature
377(28)
Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation
405(36)
Air Pressure and Wind
441(22)
Weather Patterns and Severe Storms
463(28)
Climate
491(26)
Part Four Astronomy 517
Earth's Place in the Universe
519
Touring Our Solar System
547
Light, Astronomical Observations, and the Sun
579
Beyond Our Solar System
601

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