Foundations of Earth Science (4th Edition)

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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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An abbreviated version of the best-selling text, Earth Science, 7/E. This text offers a user-friendly overview of our physical environment, placing a particular emphasis on readability, with clear, example-driven explanations.

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A brief version of the best selling EARTH SCIENCE book in the market. 16 chapter format offers readers essentials of geology, oceanography, and astronomy in a paperback format. Astronomy coverage is condensed to two chapters; meterology is covered in four chapters versus five in the big book.

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