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Essentials of Geology

Essentials of Geology - 11th edition

Essentials of Geology - 11th edition

ISBN13: 9780321714725

ISBN10: 0321714725

Essentials of Geology by Frederick K. Lutgens - ISBN 9780321714725
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 11TH 12
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2012
International: No
Essentials of Geology by Frederick K. Lutgens - ISBN 9780321714725

ISBN13: 9780321714725

ISBN10: 0321714725

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 11TH 12

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With the renowned readability of the Lutgens/Tarbuck/Tasa team, the Eleventh Edition of Essentials of Geology continues to enhance both the approach and the visual presentation that has made this text a best-seller. This revision incorporates a new active learning approach throughout each chapter which offers the students a structured learning path and provides a reliable, consistent framework for mastering the chapter concepts. It also includes new additions to the visual program and current issues, such as climate change, are thoroughly updated.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1 An Introduction to Geology 1
2 Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks 23
3 Igneous Rocks 44
4 Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity 65
5 Weathering and Soils 93
6 Sedimentary Rocks 114
7 Metamorphic Rocks 137
8 Mass Wasting 155
9 Running Water 169
10 Groundwater 191
11 Glaciers and Glaciation 210
12 Deserts and Wind 232
13 Shorelines 249
14 The Ocean Floor 269
15 Earthquakes and Earth's Interior 287
16 Plate Tectonics 313
17 Mountain Building 345
18 Geologic Time 369
19 Earth History: A Brief Summary 393
App. A Metric and English Units Compared 421
App. B Periodic Table of the Elements 423
App. C Mineral Identification Key 424
App. D Topographic Maps 427
Glossary 434
Index 446

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