9780135188316

Earth An Introduction to Physical Geology

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    9780135188316

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-09-04
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For all introductory physical geology courses.

 

Bringing Earth to life

Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, 13th Edition, is a leading text in the field, characterized by no-nonsense, student-friendly writing, excellent illustrations, and a modular learning path driven by learning objectives. The new editionis the first to integrate 3D technology that brings geology to life. This edition features significant content updates, a new Geology in the News feature to promote student engagement, and a new Data Analysis  feature to help develop students’ critical thinking skills.

 

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Author Biography

Fred Lutgens and Ed Tarbuck have been good friends and colleagues since 1970. Between them, they have more than 57 years of experience teaching geology to undergraduates, and both have been recognized with awards as excellent and inspiring professors. They share a special interest in introducing geology to beginning students and a belief in the value of field experiences for students of all levels.

 

Lutgens and Tarbuck published their first college text, Earth Science, in 1976. That book, winner of the McGuffy Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association, is now going into its 15th edition. In 1983, as the 1st edition of Earth was being prepared, gifted geology illustrator Dennis Tasa joined the author team. Since then the three have collaborated on more than 20 projects. Not only do Tarbuck, Lutgens, and Tasa work well together creatively, they also enjoy spending time in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Tasa’s New Mexico studio.

 

Tarbuck enjoys downhill skiing in Colorado, fly fishing near his childhood home in Northern Minnesota, and spending time in the Cascades. Lutgens is an avid runner, and when he can make the time, truly enjoys hiking the canyons of the Colorado Plateau. Although Lutgens and Tarbuck think alike on many issues, they don’t agree on everything. Lutgens is devoted to jazz and classical music, whereas Tarbuck prefers pop artists or a good country station.

 

Dr. Scott Linneman is a Professor of Geology and Science Education at Western Washington University in Bellingham WA. Having earned a B.A. from Carleton College in Minnesota, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming, Scott’s research spans the fields of geomorphology as well as igneous petrology and volcanology. In 2011, he was named the Higher Education Science Teacher of the Year for Washington by the Washington Science Teachers Association, and in 2013 he was chosen the Carnegie Professor of the Year for Washington State. He currently serves as the Director of the Western Washington University Honors Program.



Table of Contents

  1. An Introduction to Geology
  2. Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds
  3. Matter and Minerals
  4. Igneous Rocks and Intrusive Activity
  5. Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards
  6. Weathering and Soils
  7. Sedimentary Rocks
  8. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks
  9. Geologic Time
  10. Crustal Deformation
  11. Earthquakes and Earthquake Hazards
  12. Earth’s Interior
  13. Origin and Evolution of the Ocean Floor
  14. Mountain Building
  15. Mass Movement: The Work of Gravity
  16. Running Water
  17. Groundwater
  18. Glaciers and Glaciation
  19. Deserts and Winds
  20. Shorelines
  21. Global Climate Change
  22. Earth’s Evolution Through Geologic Time
  23. Energy and Mineral Resources
  24. Touring Our Solar System

Appendix: Metric and English Units Compared

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