Earth Science: The Earth, The Atmosphere, and Space

Book Description

Experience Earth Science with fresh eyes!

The leading authors in their respective fields― geology and extreme weather―Stephen Marshak and Robert Rauber bring years of classroom and research experience to this remarkable new book and media package. The authors' narrative approach to the content and innovative of new visual and interactive resources guides students to a clearer, more applicable understanding of the entire Earth System.

Table of Contents

PART I: Our Planet
Chapter 1. FROM THE BIG BANG TO THE BLUE MARBLE
Chapter 2. THE WAY THE EARTH WORKS: Plate Tectonics
Chapter 3. INTRODUCING MINERALS AND THE NATURE OF ROCK
Chapter 4. UP FROM THE INFERNO: Volcanism and Igneous Rocks
Chapter 5. A SURFACE VENEER: Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks
Chapter 6. A PROCESS OF CHANGE: Metamorphism and the Rock Cycle
Chapter 7. CRAGS, CRACKS, AND CRUMPLES: Mountain Building and Geologic Structures
Chapter 8. A VIOLENT PULSE: Earthquakes
Chapter 9. DEEP TIME: How Old Is Old?
Chapter 10. A BIOGRAPHY OF THE EARTH
Chapter 11. RICHES IN ROCK: Energy and Mineral Resources

PART II: Ever-Changing Landscapes
Chapter 12. SHAPING THE EARTH’S SURFACE: Landscapes, the Hydrologic Cycle, and Mass Wasting
Chapter 13. FRESHWATER: Streams, Lakes, and Groundwater
Chapter 14. EXTREME REALMS: Desert and Glacial Landscapes

PART III: Restless Seas
Chapter 15. OCEAN WATERS: The Blue of the Blue Marble
Chapter 16. MARINE GEOLOGY: The Study of Ocean Basins and Coasts

PART IV: A Blanket of Gas: The Earth’s Atmosphere
Chapter 17. THE WE BREATHE: Introducing the Earth’s Atmosphere
Chapter 18. WINDS OF THE WORLD: The Earth’s Major Weather
Chapter 19. THUNDERSTORMS, TORNADOES, AND LOCAL WEATHER SYSTEMS
Chapter 20. CLIMATE AND CLIMATE CHANGE

PART V: Our Solar System . . . and Beyond
Chapter 21. INTRODUCING ASTRONOMY: Looking Beyond the Earth
Chapter 22. OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IN SPACE: The Solar System
Chapter 23. THE SUN, THE STARS, AND DEEP SPACE

Book Details

  • Title: Earth Science: The Earth, The Atmosphere, and Space
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 944 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2017-07-01
  • ISBN-10: 0393614107
  • ISBN-13: 9780393614107
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