9780130282873

Essentials of Geology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130282873

  • ISBN10:

    0130282871

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/1/2000
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

For courses for non-majors in physical geology. Building on the tremendous reception to its parent text, Earth 6/e, the same groundbreaking media package is now integrated into the brief version of the best-selling introductory physical geology text. The GEODe II CD-ROM (included with every copy of the text), a text-dedicated website, and more provide complete, state-of-the-art multimedia support for both students and instructors. Essentials of Geology, 7/e retains the hallmarks professors have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgens' student friendly writing style, carefully crafted illustrations by Dennis Tasa that are both geologically accurate and visually appealing, and updated coverage of the most recent geologic events.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Geology
1(21)
Minerals: The Building Blocks of Rocks
22(21)
Igneous Rocks
43(21)
Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity
64(29)
Weathering and Soils
93(20)
Sedimentary Rocks
113(24)
Metamorphic Rocks
137(18)
Mass Wasting: The Work of Gravity
155(14)
Running Water
169(22)
Groundwater
191(19)
Glaciers and Glaciation
210(23)
Deserts and Wind
233(17)
Shorelines
250(20)
The Ocean Floor
270(18)
Earthquakes and Earth's Interior
288(25)
Plate Tectonics
313(33)
Mountain Building
346(24)
Geologic Time
370(23)
Earth History: A Brief Summary
393(27)
Appendix A Metric and English Units Compared 420(2)
Appendix B Periodic Table of the Elements 422(1)
Appendix C Mineral Identification Key 423(3)
Appendix D Topographic Maps 426(6)
Glossary 432(13)
Index 445

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