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Foundations of earth science

Author: Frederick K Lutgens; Edward J Tarbuck; Dennis Tasa
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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An abbreviated version of the bestselling 'Earth Science', this book offers a user-friendly overview of the physical environment, placing a particular emphasis on readability, with clear,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick K Lutgens; Edward J Tarbuck; Dennis Tasa
ISBN: 0132401355 9780132401357 9780132073165 0132073161 9780132401067 0132401061
OCLC Number: 122338187
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 476 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements: 180 MHz Power PC or 200-233 MHz Intel Pentium II; 10-128 MB of RAM in addition to the RAM required by the operating system: Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2/OS X, Windows 98/NT/ME/XP/2000; QuickTime; 640-480 pixels monitor resolution, at least thousands of colors, CD-ROM drive, speakers.
Contents: Introduction What Is Earth Science? UNIT I EARTH MATERIALS Chapter 1 Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks Chapter 2 Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth UNIT II Sculpturing Earth's Surface Chapter 3 Landscapes Fashioned by Water Chapter 4 Glacial and Arid Landscapes UNIT III FORCES WITHIN Chapter 5 Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Theory Unfolds Chapter 6 Restless Earth: Earthquakes, Geologic structures, and Mountain Building Chapter 7 Fires Within: Igneous Activity UNIT IV DECIPHERING EARTH'S HISTORY Chapter 8 Geologic Time UNIT V THE GLOBAL OCEAN Chapter 9 Oceans: The Last Frontier Chapter 10 The Restless Ocean UNIT VI THE ATMOSPHERE Chapter 11 Heating the Atmosphere Chapter 12 Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation Chapter 13 The Atmosphere in Motion Chapter 14 Weather Patterns and Severe Weather UNIT VII EARTH'S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE Chapter 15 The Nature of the Solar System Chapter 16 Beyond the Solar Syster Appendix A Metric and English Units Compared Appendix B Mineral Identification Key Appendix C Relative Humidity and Dew-Point Tables Appendix D Earth's Grid System Appendix E Topographic Maps.
Responsibility: Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck ; illustrated by Dennis Tasa.
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