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: Earth Science

Category: Introductory 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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