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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, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick K Lutgens; Edward J Tarbuck; Dennis Tasa
ISBN: 0131447505 9780131447509 0130354333 9780130354334 0131293516 9780131293519
OCLC Number: 54806042
Description: xviii, 460 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: A View of Earth --
The Earth Sciences --
Resources and Environmental Issues --
The Nature of Scientific Inquiry --
Studying Earth Science --
Unit 1. Earth Materials --
Chapter 1. Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks --
Chapter 2. Rocks: Materials of the Lithosphere --
Unit 2. Earth's External Processes --
Chapter 3. Landscapes Fashioned by Water --
Chapter 4. Glacial and Arid Landscapes --
Unit 3. Earth's Internal Processes --
Chapter 5. Plate Tectonics: A Unifying Theory --
Chapter 6. Restless Earth: Earthquakes, Geologic Structures, and Mountain Building --
Chapter 7. Fires Within: Igneous Activity --
Unit 4. Deciphering Earth's History --
Chapter 8. Geologic Time --
Unit 5. The Global Ocean --
Chapter 9. Oceans: The Last Frontier --
Chapter 10. The Restless Ocean --
Unit 6. The Atmosphere --
Chapter 11. Heating the Atmosphere --
Chapter 12. Clouds and Precipitation --
Chapter 13. The Atmosphere in Motion --
Chapter 14. Weather Patterns and Severe Weather --
Unit 7. Earth's Place in the Universe --
Chapter 15. The Nature of the Solar System --
Chapter 16. Beyond the Solar System --
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.
Responsibility: Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck ; illustrated by Dennis Tasa.

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