Earth Science and the Environment

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This text fulfills a science requirement for non-majors and students who plan to teach in elementary or high schools. Offering a uniquely strong emphasis on earth systems and an increased emphasis on environmental topics, EARTH SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT, Second Edition stands out among other earth science books. Discussion of how the solid earth, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and living organisms interact, as well as the effects of these interactions, is presented throughout the text. This approach, supported with numerous discussions of modern research, makes the book up-to-date and relevant to students. This text provides a rich overview of all Earth-related disciplines, including geology, geography, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. EARTH SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT gives students a sense of how the Earth functions as a system and how the various spheres interact.

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Gray Thompson is Professor of Geology at The University of Montana where he teaches Introductory Geology, Mineralogy, Summer Field Mapping, and graduate courses in Clay Mineralogy and Shale Petrology. He has published over 20 research papers in international journals, mostly co-authored with his students. He is also a mountaineer and professional guide with first ascents, many with Jon Turk, of peaks and routes in the Rocky Mountains, Alaska, the Yukon, Baffin Island, the Alps, the Karakoram, and the Himalayas. He has authored many articles published in international climbing magazines and journals, and has been the subject of other articles in these publications. Many of the photographs in his texts were taken by Thompson and Turk on their climbing trips and expeditions over the last eighteen years.

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"It is fluid and fun to read... Even I learned a few things here and there. I find principles such as radiometric decay well-explained... This is a good textbook, generally well written for its purpose, and very well illustrated. The content is comprehensive, and can be used for either a one- or two-semester course... I think your two authors are to be congratulated on a fine job of putting this much material together, and I am looking forward to seeing the finished product."

"I like the plain language and presentation in this manuscript... The writers convey a tone of being interested in the way these concepts explain the real world and help us understand environmental issues."

"Overall I am very pleased with the presentation of the material. The enthusiasm of the writer(s) comes through."

"The writing style is very good. It is clear and readable without being dry."

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