9780131447509

Foundations of Earth Science

  • ISBN 13:

    9780131447509

  • ISBN 10:

    0131447505

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2005
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

This highly visual, non-technical survey emphasizes broad, up-to-date coverage of basic topics and principles in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy, giving readers a sense of the observational techniques and reasoning processes that characterize the field of earth science. First-rate illustrations and a thoroughly revised narrative reflect the latest research and schools of thought.New introductory section explores the concept of Earth as a system composed of many interacting subsystems. Includes 100+ pieces of new or revised art, plus expanded discussions of minerals, stream erosion, causes of floods, landslides, glaciers, folds and faults, volcanic hazards, global warming, and severe storms. Also features n ew findings and revealing photos from the 2004 Spirit rover expedition.For anyone interested in learning more about earth science.

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