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Earth Science

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Edition:
10th
ISBN13:

9780130353900

ISBN10:
0130353906
Format:
Hardcover w/CD
Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Pearson

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Summary

Earth Science offers a reader-friendly overview of our physical environment for the reader with little or no exposure to science. The emphasis is on readability, with clear explanations and examples, superb illustrations by the renowned Dennis Tasa, and an incredible collection of full color photographs and topographical maps. Topics covered in this highly readable and interesting book are geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. For readers needing a basic informational book about Earth Science.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Earth Science 1(19)
UNIT ONE Earth Materials 19(48)
Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks
19(20)
Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth
39(28)
UNIT TWO Sculpturing Earth's Surface 67(96)
Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting
67(30)
Running Water and Groundwater
97(32)
Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind
129(34)
UNIT THREE Forces Within 163(122)
Earthquakes and Earth's Interior
163(28)
Plate Tectonics
191(34)
Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity
225(34)
Mountain Building
259(26)
UNIT FOUR Deciphering Earth's History 285(48)
Geologic Time
285(24)
Earth's History: A Brief Summary
309(24)
UNIT FIVE The Global Ocean 333(72)
The Ocean Floor
333(22)
Ocean Water and Ocean Life
355(20)
The Dynamic Ocean
375(30)
UNIT SIX Earth's Dynamic Atmosphere 405(144)
The Atmosphere: Composition, Structure, and Temperature
405(28)
Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation
433(36)
Air Pressure and Wind
469(24)
Weather Patterns and Severe Storms
493(30)
Climate
523(26)
UNIT SEVEN Earth's Place in the Universe 549(1)
Origin of Modern Astronomy
549(26)
Touring Our Solar System
575(28)
Light, Astronomical Observations, and the Sun
603(20)
Beyond Our Solar System
623


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