Foundations of Earth Science, 9th edition

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

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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

ISBN-13: 9780135851562

Subject: Earth Science

Category: Introductory Earth Science

Table of contents

Brief Contents

  • Introduction to Earth Science

UNIT I - Earth Materials

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

UNIT II - Forces Within

  1. PlateTectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds
  2. RestlessEarth: Earthquakes and Mountain Building
  3. Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity

UNIT III - Sculpting Earth's Surface

  1. Landscapes Fashioned by Water
  2. Glacial and Arid Landscapes

UNIT IV - Deciphering Earth's History

  1. GeologicTime

UNIT V - The Global Ocean

  1. Oceans:The Last Frontier
  2. TheRestless Ocean

UNIT VI - Earth's Dynamic Atmosphere

  1. Heating the Atmosphere
  2. Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation
  3. The Atmosphere in Motion
  4. Weather Patterns and Severe Weather

UNIT VII - Earth's Place in the Universe

  1. The Nature of the Solar System
  2. 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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