Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, Canadian Edition, 4th edition

Published by Pearson Canada (July 7, 2020) © 2020

  • Edward J. Tarbuck (Emeritus) Illinois Central College
  • Frederick K Lutgens
  • Cameron J. Tsujita University of Western Ontario
  • Stephen R. Hicock University of Western Ontario

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ISBN-13: 9780136497882
Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, Canadian Edition
Published 2020

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Mastering Geology with Pearson eText for Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, Updated Canadian Edition
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Bringing Earth to life

Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology 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 updated Canadian edition of Earth is a robust revision with each part of the book being examined carefully with the goals of keeping topics current, addressing Canadian perspectives and issues, and improving the clarity of text discussions and visuals.

  1. An Introduction to Geology and Tectonic Plates
  2. Minerals: The Building Blocks of Rocks
  3. Igneous Rocks
  4. Volcanoes and Volcanic Processes
  5. Weathering and Soil
  6. Sedimentary Rocks
  7. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks
  8. Geologic Time
  9. Crustal Deformation
  10. Earthquakes and Earth's Interior
  11. The Ocean Floor
  12. Plate Tectonics: The Framework of Modern Geology
  13. Mountain Building and Continental Frameworks
  14. Mass Wasting: The Work of Gravity
  15. Running Water
  16. Ground Water
  17. Glaciers and Glaciation
  18. Deserts and Winds
  19. Shorelines
  20. Mineral and Energy Resources

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