Earth Science and the Environment, Reprint (with CengageNOW Printed Access Card)

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/10/2009
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Using two themes, earth systems and environmental issues, EARTH SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT provides a rich overview of all Earth-related disciplines, including geology, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, and astronomy. The authors provide a sense of how Earth functions as a single system composed of interacting subsystems and integrates coverage of enviromental issues in both the authoritative narrative and stunning multi-part visuals that emphasize the beauty of Earth science. To further enrich your experience, this earth science textbook is fully integrated with the CengageNOW online tutorial system. Web-based, assessment-driven, and completely flexible, the system provides you with a personalized learning plan based on a diagnostic pre-test to maximize your study time by focusing your attention where it is needed most.

Table of Contents

Earth Systems
Earth Materials and Time
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
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 Change
Motions in the Heavens
Planets and their Moons
Stars, Space, and Galaxies
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