Earth Science,
3rd Edition

Mark Hendrix, Graham R. Thompson

ISBN-13: 9780357116562
Copyright 2021 | Published
640 pages | List Price: USD $156.95

Designed in direct response to student surveys, focus groups and interviews, Hendrix/Thompson's EARTH SCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION, 3rd Edition, delivers concise yet comprehensive coverage in an engaging and accessible format for majors and non-majors alike. The revised text brings concepts to life with current research and examples, a new-and-improved art program, over 150 new photos, and a clean, modern design. A second-to-none supplements package equips you with a wealth of resources, including MindTap--the digital learning solution that enables you to learn on your own terms.


1. Earth Systems.
2. Minerals.
3. Rocks.
4. Geologic Time: A Story in the Rocks.
5. Geologic Resources.
6. The Active Earth: Plate Tectonics.
7. Earthquakes and the Earth's Structure.
8. Volcanoes and Plutons.
9. Mountains.
10. Weathering, Soil, and Erosion.
11. Fresh Water: Streams, Lakes, Ground Water, and Wetlands.
12. Water Resources.
13. Glaciers and Ice Ages.
14. Deserts and Wind.
15. Ocean Basins.
16. Oceans and Coastlines.
17. The Atmosphere.
18. Energy Balance in the Atmosphere.
19. Moisture, Clouds, and Weather.
20. Climate.
21. Climate Change.
22. Motions in the Heavens.
23. Planets and their Moons.
24. Stars, Space, and Galaxies.

  • Mark Hendrix

    Marc S. Hendrix is a Professor of Geology at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. Growing up in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he developed an early love of geology in the 1970s while working as a field assistant for his father, a biology professor at Gettysburg College. He earned a bachelor's degree in geology from Wittenberg University in Springfield Ohio in 1985, a master's degree in geology and geophysics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1987 and a Ph.D. in applied earth sciences in 1992 from Stanford University, where he conducted research on the geologic record of mountain building and ancient climate in western China. As a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford, he analyzed the geologic history of Mongolia. In 1994 Dr. Hendrix joined the faculty at the University of Montana where he has developed a field-based research program focused on the geology of the northern Rocky Mountains. He and his students have published a variety of technical papers on the geology of North America, Asia and Africa, and in 2011 he authored and illustrated GEOLOGY UNDERFOOT IN YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY. Dr. Hendrix has served as an expert witness and consultant in the field of geology, and he continues to travel broadly to conduct geologic research. He lives in Missoula with his wife and two sons.

  • Graham R. Thompson

    Gray Thompson is an Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of Montana where he taught 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 also has authored many articles published in international climbing magazines and journals and has been the subject of other articles in these publications. Dr. Thompson is 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 and Dr. Turk took many of the photographs in his texts on their climbing trips and expeditions over the last 18 years. Dr. Thompson earned a bachelor's degree in geology from Bates College, a master's in geology-geochemistry/petrology from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in geochemistry/clay mineralogy/petrology from Case Western Reserve University.

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  • New learning objectives for each chapter, helping students focus their learning and assisting instructors with course-text integration.

  • Over 150 vibrant new photos and over 100 reworked figures provide an enhanced visual learning experience that thoroughly illustrates chapter concepts.

  • Previously available online only, the astronomy chapters (Chapters 22—24) are now included in the print book.

  • Up-to-date case studies, data, and examples.

  • Review sections at the end of each chapter.

  • Handy Definitions: Helping students quickly zero in on key concepts, all important terms are highlighted in boldface and then defined at the bottom of the page where they are first introduced.

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