Essentials of Geology

Essentials of Geology

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For courses in physical geology and introduction to geology (general geology).Building on the tremendous reception to its parent text, Earth 7th edition, the same groundbreaking media package is now integrated into the brief version of the best-selling introductory physical geology text. This eighth edition of Essentials of Geology represents a thorough revision, yet retains the hallmarks instructors have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgens -- a student-friendly writing style, carefully crafted illustrations by Dennis Tasa that are both geologically accurate and visually appealing, and updated coverage of the most recent geologic events.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 205.7 x 269.2 x 17.8mm | 952.56g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 8th Revised edition
  • illustrations, glossary, index
  • 0130081574
  • 9780130081575

Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Geology. 2. Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks. 3. Igneous Rocks. 4. Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity. 5. Weathering and Soils. 6. Sedimentary Rocks. 7. Metamorphic Rocks. 8. Mass Wasting: The Work of Gravity. 9. Running Water. 10. Groundwater. 11. Glaciers and Glaciation. 12. Deserts and Wind. 13. Shorelines. 14. The Ocean Floor. 15. Earthquakes and Earth's Interior. 16. Plate Tectonics. 17. Mountain Building. 18. Geologic Time. 19. Earth History: A Brief Summary. Appendix A: Metric and English Units Compared. Appendix B: Topographic Maps. Appendix C: Landforms of the Conterminous United States. Glossary. Index.show more

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