9780130815668

Earth Science

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130815668

  • ISBN10:

    0130815667

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/1999
  • Publisher: PRENTICE HALL
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Summary

This book 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 feedback. It takes full advantage of the subject's visual appeal. Discussions are reinforced with a superb collection of color photos along with newly redrafted illustrations by highly respected earth science illustrator, Dennis Tasa. Throughout the book, a stronger emphasis is placed on the themes of Earth as a system and the interactions between people and the natural environment. A designated home page at http: //www.prenhall.com/earthsci provides on-line review exercises, opportunities for further research, follow-up on items mentioned in the book, and links to a wealth of interesting sites related to the chapter material. The GEODe II CD-ROM will be packaged Free with each book, and icons within the text direct users to explore related material on the CD-ROM. Plus, content has been significantly up

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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