9780134857282

Pearson eText Earth An Introduction to Physical Geology -- Access Card

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  • ISBN13:

    9780134857282

  • ISBN10:

    0134857283

  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2017-12-06
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Learning Objective-driven textbook, using augmented reality to bring geology to life.

With its strong readability and engaging, instructive illustrations, this trusted bestseller returns with a hybrid and streamlined focus on core principles. Pearson eText for  Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology maintains a learning objective-driven approach throughout each chapter: The text provides students with a structured learning path, tied to learning objectives with opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding at the end of each section. The authors’ emphasis on currency and relevance includes the latest thinking in the field, particularly in the dynamic area of plate tectonics.


For all introductory physical geology courses.

 

Pearson eText offers an affordable, simple-to-use, mobile reading experience that lets instructors and students extend learning beyond class time. Students can study, highlight, and take notes in their Pearson eText on Android and iPhone mobile phones and tablets – even when they are offline. Educators can also add their own notes and highlights directly in the eTextbook so that students see what is important for their particular course.


NOTE: This ISBN is for the Pearson eText access card. For students purchasing this product from an online retailer, Pearson eText is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content and should only be purchased when required by your instructor. In addition to your purchase, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson eText. .

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 in its fourteenth edition. In 1983, as the first edition of Earth was being prepared, gifted geology illustrator Dennis Tasa joined the author team. Since then the three have collaborated on more than twenty 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.     An Introduction to Geology 

2.     Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds 

3.     Matter and Minerals 

4.     Magma, Igneous Rocks, and Intrusive Activity 

5.     Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards 

6.     Weathering and Soil 

7.     Sedimentary Rocks 

8.     Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks

9.     Geologic Time 

10.  Crustal Deformation 

11.  Earthquakes and Earthquake Hazards 

12.  Earth’s Interior 

13.  Divergent Boundaries: Origin and Evolution of the Ocean Floor 

14.  Convergent Boundaries: Origin of Mountains 

15.  Mass Wasting: 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 A: Metric and English Units Compared 

 

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