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Earth Science eBook, 15th Edition

Edward J. Tarbuck
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Earth Science eBook, 15th Edition

By Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, Dennis G. Tasa
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Author
Edward J. Tarbuck
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Edition
15th
ISBN
9780134711812
Published Date
20/08/2018

For introductory courses in earth science.

 

Use dynamic media to bring earth science to life

Earth Science answers the need for a straightforward text that excites students about the world around them. Perfect for students with little-to-no background in science, the text covers geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy clearly and without technical jargon. Instructors and students praise Tarbuck, Lutgens, and Tasa for their uncomplicated writing, dynamic media that help visualise physical processes, stunning art program that brings the “wow” factor, and valuable activities in Mastering Geology that provide activity-based learning to solidify students’ understanding.

 

The 15th Edition incorporates the latest data and applications from earth science, new data analysis activities, and an updated dynamic mobile media and optional Mastering Geology program.

 


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Table of contents
  • 1. Introduction to Earth Science   
  • PART 1: EARTH MATERIALS 
  • 2. Matter and Minerals 
  • 3. Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth   
  • PART 2: FORCES WITHIN 
  • 4. Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds 
  • 5. Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior 
  • 6. Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity 
  • 7. Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building   
  • PART 3: SCULPTING THE EARTH’S SURFACE 
  • 8. Weathering, Soil, and Mass Movement 
  • 9. Running Water and Groundwater 
  • 10. Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind   
  • PART 4: DECIPHERING EARTH’S HISTORY 
  • 11. Geologic Time 
  • 12. Earth’s Evolution Through Geologic Time
  • 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
  • APPENDICES
  • A. Metric and English Units Compared
  • B. Relative Humidity and Dew-Point Tables