Earth Science, 15th edition

  • Edward J. Tarbuck, 
  • Frederick K Lutgens, 
  • Dennis G. Tasa

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Earth Science is a straightforward text designed to inspire and generate excitement about the world around you. You'll be introduced to key earth science topics like geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy with dynamic media to help you visualize physical processes. This clear and succinct text was written without technical jargon, making it an ideal starting place for anyone with little-to-no background in science.

The 15th Edition incorporates the latest data and applications from the field and strives to further your learning with new data analysis activities. The text also offers QR Codes that link to over 200 new and updated SmartFigures, giving you immediate access to mobile field trips, tutorials, and animations.

Published by Pearson (May 4th 2018) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780135213216

Subject: Earth Science

Category: Introductory Earth Science

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Earth Science   

2. Matter and Minerals 
3. Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth   

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   

8. Weathering, Soil, and Mass Movement 
9. Running Water and Groundwater 
10. Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind   

11. Geologic Time 
12. Earth’s Evolution Through Geologic Time



13. The Ocean Floor

14. Ocean Water and Ocean Life

15. The Dynamic Ocean



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



21. Origins of Modern Astronomy

22. Touring Our Solar System

23. Light, Telescopes, and the Sun

24. Beyond Our Solar System



A. Metric and English Units Compared

B. Relative Humidity and Dew-Point Tables 

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