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Earth : an introduction to physical geology

Author: Edward J Tarbuck; Frederick K Lutgens
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : English : 9th edView all editions and formats
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An introduction to physical geology.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Tarbuck; Frederick K Lutgens
ISBN: 0131566849 9780131566842 0132410664 9780132410663 9780131566927 013156692X
OCLC Number: 70408067
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 714 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying computer disc: Operating System: Windows 98, ME, 2000, NT version 4 or later, XP ; Processor: In addition to the processor required by your OS, this application requires at least a Pentium II 200 MHz processor ; RAM: In addition to the RAM required by your OS, this application requires at least an additional 32 Meg RAM ; Required hardware: CD drive, speakers, and a printer is required to print student scores ; Monitor resolution: 800 x 600 pixels; millions of colors ; Required third-party software: QuickTime(TM) (version 5.0.2 or later).
Contents: An introduction to geology --
Plate tectonics : a scientific revolution unfolds --
Matter and minerals --
Igneous rocks --
Volcanoes and other igneous activity --
Weathering and soil --
Sedimentary rocks --
Metamorphism and metamorphic rocks --
Geologic time --
Crustal deformation --
Earthquakes --
Earth's interior --
Divergent boundaries : origin and evolution of the ocean floor --
Convergent boundaries : origin of mountains --
Mass wasting : the work of gravity --
Running water --
Groundwater --
Glaciers and glaciation --
Deserts and winds --
Shorelines --
Global climate change --
Earth's evolution through geologic time --
Energy and mineral resources --
Planetary geology --
Metric and English systems compared --
Landforms of the conterminous United States.
Responsibility: Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens ; illustrated by Dennis Tasa.

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Intended for introductory courses in Physical Geology, this book introduces plate tectonics, to reflect the unifying role that theory plays in understanding Earth.  Read more...

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