For introductory courses in Earth Science in departments of Geology, Geography, and Atmospheric Sciences.This tenth edition of Earth Science offers a user-friendly overview of our physical environment with balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. The emphasis is on readability, with clear example-driven explanations refined by over twenty years of instructor and student feedback. The text takes full advantage of the subject's visual appeal, with discussions reinforced by incredible color photos and superb illustrations by highly respected Earth Science illustrator Dennis Tasa. A tightly integrated media package further enhances students' understanding of Earth Science.
- Hardback | 686 pages
- 221.5 x 283 x 28.4mm | 1,700.99g
- 20 Aug 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 10th edition
- illustrations, photographs, maps
Table of contents
Introduction to Earth Science. I. EARTH MATERIALS. 1. Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks. 2. Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth. II. SCULPTURING EARTH'S SURFACE. 3. Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting. 4. Running Water and Groundwater. 5. Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind. III. FORCES WITHIN. 6. Earthquakes and Earth's Interior. 7. Plate Tectonics. 8. Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity. 9. Mountain Building. IV. DECIPHERING EARTH'S HISTORY. 10. Geologic Time. 11. Earth's History: A Brief Summary. V. THE GLOBAL OCEAN. 12. The Ocean Floor. 13. Ocean Water and Ocean Life. 14. The Dynamic Ocean. VI. EARTH'S DYNAMIC ATMOSPHERE. 15. The Atmosphere: Composition, Structure, and Temperature. 16. Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation. 17. Air Pressure and Wind. 18. Weather Patterns and Severe Storms. 19. Climate. VII. EARTH'S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE. 20. Origin of Modern Astronomy. 21. Touring Our Solar System. 22. Light, Astronomical Observations, and the Sun. 23. Beyond Our Solar System.