Foundations of Earth Science (5th Edition)

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9780132401357: Foundations of Earth Science (5th Edition)

The brief, paperback version of the best-selling Earth Science is designed for introductory courses in earth science. This highly visual, non- technical survey emphasizes broad, up-to-date coverage of basic topics and principles in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The text's flexible design lends itself to the diversity of Earth science courses in both content and approach. As in previous editions, the main focus is to foster student understanding of basic earth science principles.

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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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