9780134543536

Earth Science

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  • ISBN13:

    9780134543536

  • ISBN10:

    013454353X

  • Edition: 15th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-08-31
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

For introductory courses in earth science.


Use dynamic media to bring Earth Science to life

Earth Science answers the need for a straightforward text that excites readers about the world around them. Perfect for individuals with little-to-no background in science, the text covers geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy clearly and without technical jargon. Tarbuck, Lutgens, and Tasa are praised for their uncomplicated writing, dynamic media that help visualize physical processes, stunning art program that brings the “wow” factor, and valuable activities in Mastering Geology that provide activity-based learning to solidify readers’ understanding. The 15th Edition incorporates the latest data and applications from Earth Science, new data analysis activities, and an updated dynamic mobile media and Mastering Geology program.

 

Also available as a Pearson eText or packaged with Mastering Geology

Pearson eText is a simple-to-use, mobile-optimized, personalized reading experience that can be adopted on its own as the main course material. It lets students highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary all in one place, even when offline. Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media engage students and give them access to the help they need, when they need it. Educators can easily share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their eText and what they learn in class – motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning.

 

Mastering combines trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform to personalize the learning experience and improve results for each student.Built for, and directly tied to the text, Mastering Geology enables an extension of learning, allowing students a platform to practice, learn, and apply outside of the classroom.

 

Note: You are purchasing a standalone book; Pearson eText and Mastering Geology do not come packaged with this content. Students, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

If your instructor has assigned Pearson eText as your main course material, search for:
• 0135213223 / 9780135213223 Pearson eText Earth Science, 15/e -- Access Card    
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• 0135213215 / 9780135213216 Pearson eText Earth Science, 15/e -- Instant Access

 

If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geology search for:

013460993X / 9780134609935 Earth Science Plus Mastering Geology with eText -- Access Card Package

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  • 013454353X / 9780134543536 Earth Science
  • 013460993X / 9780134609935Mastering Geology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Earth Science

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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Earth Science   

PART 1: EARTH MATERIALS 
2. Matter and Minerals 
3. Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth   

PART 2: FORCES WITHIN 
4. Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds 
5. Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior 
6. Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity 
7. Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building   

PART 3: SCULPTING THE EARTH’S SURFACE 
8. Weathering, Soil, and Mass Movement 
9. Running Water and Groundwater 
10. Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind   

PART 4: DECIPHERING EARTH’S HISTORY 
11. Geologic Time 
12. Earth’s Evolution Through Geologic Time

 

PART 5: THE GLOBAL OCEAN

13. The Ocean Floor

14. Ocean Water and Ocean Life

15. The Dynamic Ocean

 

PART 6: EARTH’S DYNAMIC ATMOSPHERE

16. The Atmosphere: Composition, Structure, and Temperature

17. Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation

18. Air Pressure and Wind

19. Weather Patterns and Severe Storms

20. World Climates and Global Climate Change

 

PART 7: EARTH’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE

21. Origins of Modern Astronomy

22. Touring Our Solar System

23. Light, Telescopes, and the Sun

24. Beyond Our Solar System

 

APPENDICES

A. Metric and English Units Compared

B. Relative Humidity and Dew-Point Tables 

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