Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, Global Edition


Author: Edward J. Tarbuck,Frederick K. Lutgens,Dennis G. Tasa
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292161930
Category: Science
Page: 816
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For all introductory physical geology courses. Learning Objective-driven textbook, using augmented reality to bring geology to life With its strong readability and engaging, instructive illustrations, this trusted bestseller returns with a hybrid and streamlined focus on core principles. Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology maintains a learning objective-driven approach throughout each chapter: The text provides students with a structured learning path, tied to learning objectives with opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding at the end of each section. The authors’ emphasis on currency and relevance includes the latest thinking in the field, particularly in the dynamic area of plate tectonics. The Twelfth Edition, Pearson Science’s first augmented reality, hybrid textbook, uses the BouncePages image recognition app (FREE on both iOS and Android stores) to connect students’ digital devices to the print textbook, enhancing their reading and learning experience. Tarbuck/Lutgens’s innovative SmartFigures feature has been expanded, adding new digital content via Project Condor, Mobile Field Trips by Michael Collier, Animated Figures, and additional tutorial videos from Callan Bentley.This edition also includes MasteringGeology, the most complete, easy-to-use, engaging tutorial and assessment tool available. MasteringGeology™ not included. Students, if MasteringGeology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringGeology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringGeology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts.

Earth Science


Author: Edward J. Tarbuck,Frederick K. Lutgens,Dennis G. Tasa
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134673948
Category: Science
Page: 766
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For introductory courses in earth science. Use dynamic media to bring Earth Science to life Earth Science answers the need for a straightforward text that excites readers about the world around them. Perfect for individuals with little-to-no background in science, the text covers geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy clearly and without technical jargon. Tarbuck, Lutgens, and Tasa are praised for their uncomplicated writing, dynamic media that help visualize physical processes, stunning art program that brings the “wow” factor, and valuable activities in Mastering Geology that provide activity-based learning to solidify readers’ understanding. The 15th Edition incorporates the latest data and applications from Earth Science, new data analysis activities, and an updated dynamic mobile media and Mastering Geology program. Also available with Mastering Geology By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, Mastering personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult Earth Science concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Geology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geology, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geology search for: 013460993X / 9780134609935 Earth Science Plus Mastering Geology with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 013454353X / 9780134543536 Earth Science 013460993X / 9780134609935 Mastering Geology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Earth Science

Geology For Dummies


Author: Alecia M. Spooner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118021525
Category: Science
Page: 360
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Presents an introduction to geology of the Earth, discussing such topics as plate tectonics, surface processes, the rock cycle, and the geological timeline.

Looking Into the Earth

An Introduction to Geological Geophysics
Author: Alan E. Mussett,M. Aftab Khan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521785747
Category: Science
Page: 470
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Comprehensively describes the principles and applications of 'global' and 'exploration' geophysics for introductory/intermediate university students.

Dynamic Earth


Author: Eric H. Christiansen,W. Kenneth Hamblin
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781449659844
Category: Science
Page: 838
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An Up-To-Date And Comprehensive Exploration Of How Earth Works New Technologies Has Given Us Many Different Ways To Examine The Earth. For Example, We Can Penetrate Deep Into The Interior Of Our Planet And Effectively X-Ray Its Internal Structure. With This Technology Comes An Increased Awareness Of How Our Planet Is Continually Changing And A Fresh Awareness Of How Fragile It Is. Designed For The Introductory Physical Geology Course Found In Geology, Earth Science, Geography, Or Physical Science Departments, Dynamic Earth: An Introduction To Physical Geology Clearly Presents Earth's Dynamic Geologic Systems With Their Many Interdependent And Interconnected Components. It Provides Comprehensive Coverage Of The Two Major Energy Systems Of Earth: The Plate Tectonic System And The Hydrologic Cycle. The Text Fulfills The Needs Of Professors By Offering Current Content And A Striking Illustration Package, While Exposing Students To The Global View Of Earth And Teaching Them To View The World As Geologists. The Book Is Divided In Four Parts. Part I Presents Earth’S Materials And How They Are Created By Geologic Systems. Part II Discusses The Hydrologic System By Examining Subsystems Chapter By Chapter. Plate Tectonics Is The Theme Of Part III, With Separate Chapters On Divergent, Transform, And Convergent Boundaries, As Well As Mantle Plumes—The Subsystems Of The Tectonic System. In Part IV, The Book Looks Back And Applies The Principles Learned To See How Earth’S Resources Formed And Just How Different Earth Is When Compared With Other Planets. The Special Attention To The Illustrations Helps Students Fully Experience The Excitement And Satisfaction Of Visualizing And Understanding Geology, Making Dynamic Earth: An Introduction To Physical Geology A Unique Exploration Into Our Ever-Evolving Planet.

Geology

An Introduction to Physical Geology
Author: Stanley Chernicoff,Donna Whitney
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780321625076
Category: Science
Page: 679
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The Solid Earth

An Introduction to Global Geophysics
Author: C. M. R. Fowler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521893077
Category: Science
Page: 685
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The Solid Earth is a general introduction to the study of the physics of the solid Earth, including the workings of both the Earth's surface and its deep interior. The emphasis throughout is on basic physical principles rather than instrumentation or data handling. The second edition of this acclaimed textbook has been revised to bring the content fully up-to-date and to reflect the most recent advances in geophysical research. It is designed for undergraduates on introductory geophysics courses who have a general background in the physical sciences, including introductory calculus. It can also be used as a reference book for graduate students and other researchers in geology and geophysics. Each chapter ends with exercises of various degrees of complexity, for which solutions are available to instructors from www.cambridge.org/9780521893077. The book contains an extensive glossary of geological and physical terms, as well as appendices that develop more advanced mathematical topics.

Essentials of Geology


Author: Frederick K. Lutgens,Edward J. Tarbuck,Dennis G. Tasa
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134700325
Category: Science
Page: 592
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For introductory physical geology courses. Using dynamic media to bring geology to life From the renowned Lutgens/Tarbuck/Tasa team, the 13th Edition of Essentials of Geology continues to elevate the text’s readability, illustrations, and focus on basic principles. This revision incorporates a structured learning path and reliable, consistent framework for mastering the chapter concepts. With a fully integrated mobile media program that includes new Mobile Field Trip and Project Condor quadcopter videos as well as new animations and videos, this edition provides a unique, interactive, and engaging learning experience for readers. Also available with Mastering Geology Mastering™ Geology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Geology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geology, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geology, search for: 0134663772 / 9780134663777 Essentials of Geology Plus Mastering Geology with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134446623 / 9780134446622 Essentials of Geology 0134609042 / 9780134609041 Mastering Geology with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Essentials of Geology

Earth

An Introduction to Physical Geology
Author: Edward J. Tarbuck,Frederick K. Lutgens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780132410663
Category: Physical geology
Page: 714
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An introduction to physical geology.

An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics


Author: John M. Reynolds
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119957141
Category: Science
Page: 712
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An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics, 2nd Edition, describes the rapidly developing field of near-surface geophysics. The book covers a range of applications including mineral, hydrocarbon and groundwater exploration, and emphasises the use of geophysics in civil engineering and in environmental investigations. Following on from the international popularity of the first edition, this new, revised, and much expanded edition contains additional case histories, and descriptions of geophysical techniques not previously included in such textbooks. The level of mathematics and physics is deliberately kept to a minimum but is described qualitatively within the text. Relevant mathematical expressions are separated into boxes to supplement the text. The book is profusely illustrated with many figures, photographs and line drawings, many never previously published. Key source literature is provided in an extensive reference section; a list of web addresses for key organisations is also given in an appendix as a valuable additional resource. Covers new techniques such as Magnetic Resonance Sounding, Controlled- Source EM, shear-wave seismic refraction, and airborne gravity and EM techniques Now includes radioactivity surveying and more discussions of down-hole geophysical methods; hydrographic and Sub-Bottom Profiling surveying; and UneXploded Ordnance detection Expanded to include more forensic, archaeological, glaciological, agricultural and bio-geophysical applications Includes more information on physio-chemical properties of geological, engineering and environmental materials Takes a fully global approach Companion website with additional resources available at www.wiley.com/go/reynolds/introduction2e Accessible core textbook for undergraduates as well as an ideal reference for industry professionals The second edition is ideal for students wanting a broad introduction to the subject and is also designed for practising civil and geotechnical engineers, geologists, archaeologists and environmental scientists who need an overview of modern geophysical methods relevant to their discipline. While the first edition was the first textbook to provide such a comprehensive coverage of environmental geophysics, the second edition is even more far ranging in terms of techniques, applications and case histories.

Dynamic Earth

An Introduction to Physical Geology: with Selections from the Earth Through Time
Author: Brian J. Skinner,Stephen C. Porter,Jeffrey Park,Harold L. Levin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 9780470897478
Category: Science
Page: 547
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Physical Geology


Author: Charles (Carlos) Plummer,Diane Carlson,Lisa Hammersley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 1259165523
Category: Science
Page: 672
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Physical Geology, 15th edition, is the latest refinement of a classic introductory text that has helped countless students learn basic physical geology concepts for over 25 years. Students taking introductory physical geology to fulfill a science elective, as well as those contemplating a career in geology, will appreciate the accessible writing style and depth of coverage in Physical Geology. Hundreds of carefully rendered illustrations and accompanying photographs correlate perfectly with the chapter descriptions to help readers quickly grasp new geologic concepts. Numerous chapter learning tools and a website further assist students in their study of physical geology.

Geosystems

An Introduction to Physical Geography, Fourth Canadian Edition
Author: Robert W Christopherson,Mary-Louise Byrne,Philip Thomas Giles
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780133405521
Category: Physical geography
Page: 744
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Note: If you are purchasing an electronic version, MasteringGeography does not come automatically packaged with it. To purchase MasteringGeography, please visitwww.MasteringGeography.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text and MasteringGeography by searching for ISBN 10: 0133405524 / ISBN 13: 9780133405521. Respected for its scientific accuracy, currency and thoroughness, and for its integration of high quality figures and photos, Christopherson/Byrne/Giles, Geosystems Fourth Canadian edition is the name you can trust with the content your students will read.

Landscape Evolution in the United States

An Introduction to the Geography, Geology, and Natural History
Author: Joseph A. DiPietro
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0123978068
Category: Science
Page: 480
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Landscape Evolution in the United States is an accessible text that balances interdisciplinary theory and application within the physical geography, geology, geomorphology, and climatology of the United States. Landscape evolution refers to the changing terrain of any given area of the Earth's crust over time. Common causes of evolution (or geomorphology—land morphing into a different size or shape over time) are glacial erosion and deposition, volcanism, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, sediment transport into rivers, landslides, climate change, and other surface processes. The book is divided into three main parts covering landscape components and how they are affected by climactic, tectonic and ocean systems; varying structural provinces including the Cascadia Volcanic Arc and California Transpressional System; and the formation and collapse of mountain systems. The vast diversity of terrain and landscapes across the United States makes this an ideal tool for geoscientists worldwide who are researching the country’s geological evolution over the past several billion years. Presents the complexities of physical geography, geology, geomorphology, and climatology of the United States through an interdisciplinary, highly accessible approach Offers more than 250 full-color figures, maps and photographs that capture the systematic interaction of land, rock, rivers, glaciers, global wind patterns and climate Provides a thorough assessment of the logic, rationale, and tools required to understand how to interpret landscape and the geological history of the Earth Features exercises that conclude each chapter, aiding in the retention of key concepts

Introduction to Physical Geology, Canadian Edition


Author: Charles Fletcher,Dan Gibson,Kevin Ansdell
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1118718925
Category: Science
Page: 704
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Physical Geology: The Science of Earth Canadian Edition takes a unique approach to teaching students physical geology. The primary goal of this text is to give students a more meaningful understanding of the concepts of geology and science, as well as emphasizing the importance of becoming an earth citizen. The result is a text that engages students and builds an enduring understanding of geologic principles and their interconnection with sustainability and global/environmental issues.

How Does Earth Work? Physical Geology and the Process of Science

Pearson New International Edition
Author: Gary Smith,Professor Gary Smith,Aurora Pun
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9781292042428
Category:
Page: 644
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For introductory courses in physical geology. Encouraging students to observe, discover, and visualize, How Does Earth Work? Second Edition engages students with an inquiry-based learning method that develops a solid interpretation of introductory geology. Like geology detectives, students learn to think through the scientific process and uncover evidence that explains earth's mysteries.

Geology and Landscape Evolution

General Principles Applied to the United States
Author: Joseph A. DiPietro
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128111925
Category: Science
Page: 636
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Geology and Landscape Evolution: General Principles Applied to the United States, Second Edition, is an accessible text that balances interdisciplinary theory and applications within the physical geography, geology, geomorphology and climatology of the United States. The vast diversity of terrain and landscape across the United States makes this an ideal tool for geoscientists worldwide who research the country’s geological and landscape evolution. The book provides an explanation of how landscape forms, how it evolves and why it looks the way it does. This new edition is fully updated with greater detail throughout and additional figures, maps, drawings and photographs. Rather than limiting the coverage specifically to tectonics or to the origin and evolution of rocks with little regard for the actual landscape beyond general desert, river and glacial features, this book concentrates specifically on the origin of the landscape itself, with specific and exhaustive reference to examples from across the United States. The book begins with a discussion of how rock type and rock structure combine with tectonic activity, climate, isostasy and sea level change to produce landscape and then explores predicting how landscape will evolve. The book goes on to apply those concepts to specific examples throughout the United States, making it a valuable resource for understanding theoretical geological concepts through a practical lens. Presents the complexities of physical geography, geology, geomorphology and climatology of the United States through an interdisciplinary, highly accessible approach Offers hundreds of full-color figures, maps and photographs that capture the systematic interaction of land, rock, rivers, glaciers, global wind patterns and climate, including Google Earth images Provides a thorough assessment of the logic, rationale, and tools required to understand how to interpret landscape and the geological history of the Earth Features exercises that conclude each chapter, aiding in the retention of key concepts Updated with greater detail throughout and additional figures, maps, drawings and photographs Includes additional subheadings so that material is easier to find and digest Includes an all-new chapter on glaciation and expanded exercises using Google Earth images to enhance understanding

Elements of Petroleum Geology


Author: Richard C. Selley,Stephen A. Sonnenberg
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123860326
Category: Science
Page: 526
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This Third Edition of Elements of Petroleum Geology is completely updated and revised to reflect the vast changes in the field since publication of the Second Edition. This book is a usefulprimer for geophysicists, geologists, and petroleum engineers in the oil industry who wish to expand their knowledge beyond their specialized area. It is also an excellent introductory text for a university course in petroleum geoscience. Elements of Petroleum Geology begins with an account of the physical and chemical properties of petroleum, reviewing methods of petroleum exploration and production. These methods include drilling, geophysical exploration techniques, wireline logging, and subsurface geological mapping. After describing the temperatures and pressures of the subsurface environment and the hydrodynamics of connate fluids, Selley examines the generation and migration of petroleum, reservoir rocks and trapping mechanisms, and the habit of petroleum in sedimentary basins. The book contains an account of the composition and formation of tar sands and oil shales, and concludes with a brief review of prospect risk analysis, reserve estimation, and other economic topics. Updates the Second Edition completely Reviews the concepts and methodology of petroleum exploration and production Written by a preeminent petroleum geologist and sedimentologist with decades of petroleum exploration in remote corners of the world Contains information pertinent to geophysicists, geologists, and petroleum reservoir engineers Updated statistics throughout Additional figures to illustrate key points and new developments New information on drilling activity and production methods including crude oil, directional drilling, thermal techniques, and gas plays Added coverage of 3D seismic interpretation New section on pressure compartments New section on hydrocarbon adsorption and absorption in source rocks Coverage of The Orinoco Heavy Oil Belt of Venezuela Updated chapter on unconventional petroleum

An Introduction to the World's Oceans


Author: Keith A. Sverdrup,Elisabeth Virginia Armbrust
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
ISBN: 9780073254838
Category: Science
Page: 521
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An Introduction to the World's Oceans, Ninth Edition, is an introductory oceanography text intended for students without a background in mathematics, chemistry, physics, geology, or biology. It emphasizes the role of basic scientific principles in helping understand the processes that govern the ocean and the earth. A major objective of the text is to stimulate student interest and curiosity by blending contemporary information and research with basic principles to form an integrated introduction to the sciences of the oceans. To keep the text as current as possible, the authors conduct their own research and examine other findings such as analyzing satellite data and large-scale oceanographic programs. From this vast amount of data, they select interesting, relevant, and understandable examples that illustrate contemporary principles of oceanography. An Introduction to the World's Oceansplaces greater emphasis on the physical and geological aspects of the oceans than on the chemical and geochemical properties, because the latter disciplines require more specific background knowledge. An ecological approach helps integrate the biological chapters with other subjects. Students are encouraged to look at oceanography as a cohesive and united discipline rather than a collection of subjects gathered under a marine umbrella. As with all previous editions, the authors continue to make each chapter stand as independently as possible, so that professors can assign chapters in the order that best suits their classrooms.

The GEOLOGY OF BRITAIN

An Introduction
Author: Peter Toghill
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847973612
Category: Science
Page: 224
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This book is a geological history of Britain from over 2,000 million years ago to the present day and describes the enormous variety of rocks, minerals and fossils that form this fascinating island. An introductory chapter covers the fundamental principles of geology. Further chapters describe the rocks, minerals and fossils of the recognised periods of geological time, and the areas where they are found today. This book is written for the lay person interested in the great variety of Britain's rocks and landscapes but also includes a wealth of information for students at all levels.