Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, Global Edition VitalSource eText (12e) : 9781292161938

Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, Global Edition VitalSource eText (12e)

 
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12
ISBN
 
9781292161938
ISBN 10
 
1292161930
Published
 
24/11/2016
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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About the book

For all introductory physical geology courses.

Learning Objective-driven textbook, using augmented reality to bring geology to life

With its strong readability and engaging, instructive illustrations, this trusted bestseller returns with a hybrid and streamlined focus on core principles. Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology maintains a learning objective-driven approach throughout each chapter: The text provides students with a structured learning path, tied to learning objectives with opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding at the end of each section. The authors’ emphasis on currency and relevance includes the latest thinking in the field, particularly in the dynamic area of plate tectonics.

Table of contents
1. An Introduction to Geology

2. Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds

3. Matter and Minerals

4. Magma, Igneous Rocks, and Intrusive Activity

5. Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards

6. Weathering and Soil

7. Sedimentary Rocks

8. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks

9. Geologic Time

10. Crustal Deformation

11. Earthquakes and Earthquake Hazards

12. Earth’s Interior

13. Divergent Boundaries: Origin and Evolution of the Ocean Floor

14. Convergent Boundaries: Origin of Mountains

15. Mass Wasting: The Work of Gravity

16. Running Water

17. Groundwater

18. Glaciers and Glaciation

19. Deserts and Winds

20. Shorelines

21. Global Climate Change

22. Earth’s Evolution Through Geologic Time

23. Energy and Mineral Resources

24. Touring Our Solar System



Appendix A: Metric and English Units Compared
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