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With its strong focus on readability and illustrations, this trusted best seller makes an often-complex subject more accessible for readers like you. It offers a meaningful, non-technical survey that is informative and up-to-date for learning basic principles and concepts. For the Tenth Edition, the text's design and figures have been updated, and the chapter on climate change has been revised significantly. 0321766946 / 9780321766946 Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology with MasteringGeology™ ,10/e Package consists of 0321663047 / 9780321663047 Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology 0321734424 / 9780321734426 MasteringGeology™ with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card -- for Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology
Ed Tarbuck and Fred Lutgens have been good friends and colleagues since 1970. Between them, they have more than 57 years of experience teaching geology to undergraduates, and both have been recognized with awards as excellent and inspiring professors. They share a special interest in introducing geology to beginning students and a belief in the value of field experiences for students of all levels.
Lutgens and Tarbuck published their first college text, Earth Science, in 1976. That book, winner of the McGuffy Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association, is now going into its tenth edition. In 1983, as the first edition of Earth was being prepared, gifted geology illustrator Dennis Tasa joined the author team. Since then the three have collaborated on more than twenty projects. Not only do Tarbuck, Lutgens, and Tasa work well together creatively; they also enjoy spending time in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Tasa’s New Mexico studio
Tarbuck enjoys downhill skiing in Colorado, fly fishing near his childhood home in Northern Minnesota, and spending time in the Cascades. Lutgens is an avid runner, and when he can make the time, truly enjoys hiking the canyons of the Colorado Plateau. Although Lutgens and Tarbuck think alike on many issues, they don’t agree on everything. Lutgens is devoted to jazz and classical music, whereas Tarbuck prefers pop artists or a good country station.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to Geology 2. Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds 3. Matter and Minerals 4. Magma, Igneous Rocks, and Intrusive Activity 5. Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards 6. Weathering and Soil 7. Sedimentary Rocks 8. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks 9. Geologic Time 10. Crustal Deformation 11. Earthquakes and Earthquake Hazards 12. Earth’s Interior 13. Divergent Boundaries: Origin and Evolution of the Ocean Floor 14. Convergent Boundaries: Origin of Mountains 15. Mass Wasting: The Work of Gravity 16. Running Water 17. Groundwater 18. Glaciers and Glaciation 19. Deserts and Winds 20. Shorelines 21. Global Climate Change 22. Earth’s Evolution through Geologic Time 23. Energy and Mineral Resources 24. Planetary Geology