9780030060489

Earth Science & the Environment (2nd Ed)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780030060489

  • ISBN10:

    0030060486

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/18/1998
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

This text fulfills a science requirement for non-majors and students who plan to teach in elementary or high schools. Offering a uniquely strong emphasis on earth systems and an increased emphasis on environmental topics, EARTH SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT, Second Edition stands out among other earth science books. Discussion of how the solid earth, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and living organisms interact, as well as the effects of these interactions, is presented throughout the text. This approach, supported with numerous discussions of modern research, makes the book up-to-date and relevant to students. This text provides a rich overview of all Earth-related disciplines, including geology, geography, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. EARTH SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT gives students a sense of how the Earth functions as a system and how the various spheres interact.

Table of Contents

Earth Systems
1(14)
UNIT I Earth Materials and Time 15(68)
Minerals
21(20)
Rocks
41(26)
Geologic Time: A Story in the Rocks
67(16)
UNIT II Internal Processes 83(92)
The Active Earth: Plate Tectonics
87(19)
Earthquakes and the Earth's Structure
106(24)
Volcanoes and Plutons
130(24)
Geologic Structures, Mountain Ranges, and Continents
154(21)
UNIT III Surface Processes 175(108)
Weathering, Soil, and Erosion
180(30)
Fresh Water: Streams, Lakes, Ground Water, and Wetlands
210(33)
Glaciers and Ice Ages
243(22)
Deserts and Wind
265(18)
UNIT IV The Oceans 283(58)
Ocean Basins
288(25)
Oceans and Coastlines
313(28)
UNIT V The Atmosphere 341(76)
The Earth's Atmosphere
346(19)
Weather
365(33)
Climate
398(19)
UNIT VI Human Interactions with Earth Systems 417(98)
Climate Change
422(21)
Air Pollution
443(17)
Water Resources
460(30)
Geologic Resources
490(25)
UNIT VII Astronomy 515(5)
Motion in the Heavens
520(22)
Planets and Their Moons
542(18)
Stars, Space, and Galaxies
566

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