For courses in physical geology and introduction to geology This tenth edition of Essentials of Geology offers completely updated material and an extensively revised design, yet retains the hallmarks instructors have come to expect from Lutgens and Tarbuck - a student-friendly writing style, outstanding illustrations by Dennis Tasa that are both geologically accurate and visually appealing, and updated coverage of the most recent geologic events.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to Geology 2 . Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks 3. Igneous Rocks 4. Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity 5. Weathering and Soils 6. Sedimentary Rocks 7. Metamorphic Rocks 8. Mass Wasting: The Work of Gravity 9. Running Water 10. Groundwater 11. Glaciers and Glaciation 12. Deserts and Wind 13. Shorelines 14. Earthquakes and Earth's Interior 15. Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Theory Unfolds 16. Origin and Evolution of the Ocean Floor 17. Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building 18. Geologic Time 19. Earth's Evolution through Geologic Time Appendix A Metric and English Units Compared Appendix B Topographic Maps Appendix C Landforms of the Conterminous United States Glossary Index