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Earth Science answers the need for a straightforward text that excites readers about the world around them. Perfect for individuals with little-to-no background in science, the text covers geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy clearly and without technical jargon. Tarbuck, Lutgens, and Tasa are praised for their uncomplicated writing, dynamic media that help visualize physical processes, stunning art program that brings the “wow” factor, and valuable activities in Mastering Geology that provide activity-based learning to solidify readers’ understanding. The 15th Edition incorporates the latest data and applications from Earth Science, new data analysis activities, and an updated dynamic mobile media and Mastering Geology program.
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If your instructor has assigned Pearson eText as your main course material, search for:
• 0135213223 / 9780135213223 Pearson eText Earth Science, 15/e -- Access Card
• 0135213215 / 9780135213216 Pearson eText Earth Science, 15/e -- Instant Access
If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geology search for:
013460993X / 9780134609935 Earth Science Plus Mastering Geology with eText -- Access Card Package
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- 013454353X / 9780134543536 Earth Science
- 013460993X / 9780134609935Mastering Geology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Earth Science
Table of contents
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
A. Metric and English Units Compared
B. Relative Humidity and Dew-Point Tables
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