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Essential Earth

Essential Earth - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-1429204293

Cover of Essential Earth 08 (ISBN 978-1429204293)
ISBN13: 978-1429204293
ISBN10: 142920429X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: W.H. Freeman
Published: 2008
International: No

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Essential Earth - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-1429204293

Thomas Jordan and John P. Grotzinger

ISBN13: 978-1429204293
ISBN10: 142920429X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: W.H. Freeman
Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

The Essential Earthis a whole new way to open students' eyes to the physical world around them, to learn how sciencists explore it, and what we need to do to both protect ourselves from it (hazards) as well as protect it from us (global change). In just 14 chapters, it offers a well-focused introduction to the basics of geology that emphasize the process of science and how humans interact with our home, Spaceship Earth. The Essential Earthis NOT an abridged version ofUnderstanding Earth, cowritten by the same authors. It is a wholly re-envisioned book, written specifically for instructors who want a scientifically sound text that a non-scientific audience will embraceone that is clearer, briefer, more exciting, and less expensive that anything else available.

Table of Contents

1. Why We Study Geology 2. How We Study Geology 3. Plate Tectonics: The Unifying Theory 4. Earth Materials: Rocks and Minerals 5. Igneous Processes and Volcanism 6. Sedimentation: Rocks formed by Surface Processes 7. Deformation and Metamorphism 8. Timing the Geologic Record 9. History of Earth 10. The Climate System and Glaciation 11. Groundwater and the Hydrologic Cycle 12. Rivers, Deserts, and Coastlines: Transport by Water and Wind 13. Earthquakes 14. Energy Resources