Foundations of Earth Science, 9th edition
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Foundations of Earth Science is the brief version of Earth Science by Lutgens, Tarbuck, and Tasa. This straightforward text presents the world around you with up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. Physical processes and concepts can be visualized using a variety of dynamic media.
Published by Pearson (July 5th 2021) - Copyright © 2022
Subject: Geology & Earth Science
Category: Earth Science
Table of contents
Introduction to Earth Science
UNIT I - Earth Materials
1. Matter and Minerals
2. Rocks:Materials of the Solid Earth
UNIT II - Forces Within
3. PlateTectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds
4. RestlessEarth: Earthquakes and Mountain Building
5. Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity
UNIT III - Sculpting Earth's Surface
6. Landscapes Fashioned by Water
7. Glacial and Arid Landscapes
UNIT IV - Deciphering Earth's History
UNIT V - The Global Ocean
9. Oceans:The Last Frontier
10. TheRestless Ocean
UNIT VI - Earth's Dynamic Atmosphere
11. Heating the Atmosphere
12. Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation
13. The Atmosphere in Motion
14. Weather Patterns and Severe Weather
UNIT VII - Earth's Place in the Universe
15. The Nature of the Solar System
16. Beyond Our Solar System
Appendix A: Metric and English Units Compared
Appendix B: Relative Humidity and Dew-Point Tables
Appendix C: Stellar Properties to Earth Science
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