Earth Science, 15th edition

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

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Overview

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: Geology & Earth Science

Category: Earth Science

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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