9780534393137

Earth Science and the Environment

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534393137

  • ISBN10:

    0534393136

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/11/2004
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

1. Earth Systems. Unit I: EARTH MATERIALS AND TIME. 2. Minerals. 3. Rocks. 4. Geologic Time: A Story in the Rocks. 5. Geologic Resources. Unit II: INTERNAL PROCESSES. 6. The Active Earth: Plate Tectonics. 7. Earthquakes and the Earth's Structure. 8. Volcanoes and Plutons. 9. Mountains. Unit III: SURFACE PROCESSES. 10. Weathering, Soil, and Erosion. 11. Fresh Water: Streams, Lakes, Ground Water, and Wetlands. 12. Water Resources. 13. Glaciers and Ice Ages. 14. Deserts and Wind. Unit IV: THE OCEANS. 15. Ocean Basins. 16. Oceans and Coastlines. Unit V: THE ATMOSPHERE. 17. The Atmosphere. 18. Energy Balance in the Atmosphere. 19. Moisture, Clouds, and Weather. 20. Climate. 21. Climate Change. Unit VI: ASTRONOMY. 22. Motions in the Heavens. 23. Planets and their Moons. 24. Stars, Space, and Galaxies.

Table of Contents

Earth Systems
Earth Materials and Time
Minerals
Rocks
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
Mountains
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
Climate Change
Astronomy
Motions in the Heavens
Planets and their Moons
Stars, Space, and Galaxies
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