Earth Science, Global Edition, 14th edition

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

Overview

For Introductory Earth Science Courses

Ideal for undergraduates with little or no science background, Earth Science provides a student-friendly overview of our physical environment that offers balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. The authors’ texts have always been recognised for their readability, currency, dynamic art program, delivery of basic principles and instructor flexibility.  

This program will provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for your students. Here’s how:

  • Teach with an active learning path: Chapters have been broken up into small manageable sections that help students actively analyse information, assess their progress and think about Earth science.
  • Use art that teaches. Each chapter contains 5-7 SmartFigures. SmartFigures are illustrations that use Quick Response (QR) codes to link students to lecture-style videos. Also found in each chapter and accessed by QR codes are Mobile Field Trips, where students virtually accompany Michael Collier on adventures to explore different landscapes.
  • Cultivate an active learning environment that helps students achieve a deeper understanding of the text.

Table of contents

Table of Contents

 

1: Introduction to Earth Science
Unit 1 Earth Minerals
2: Matter and Minerals
3: Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth
Unit 2 Sculpturing Earth’s Surface
4: Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting
5: Running Water and Ground Water
6: Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind
Unit 3 Forces Within
7: Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds
8: Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior
9: Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity
10: Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building

Unit 4 Deciphering Earth’s History
11: Geologic Time
12: Earth’s Evolution Through Geologic Time
Unit 5 The Global Ocean
13: The Ocean Floor
14: Ocean Water and Ocean Life
15: The Dynamic Ocean
Unit 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
Unit 7 Earth’s Place in the Universe
21: Origins of Modern Astronomy
22: Touring Our Solar System
23: Light, Astronomical Observations, and The Sun
24: Beyond Our Solar System:

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Published by Pearson (January 13th 2015) - Copyright © 2015