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Earth An Introduction to Physical Geology

By: Edward J Tarbuck(Author), Frederick K Lutgens(Author), Scott Linnemann(Author), Dennis G Tasa(Illustrator)
816 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps, colour tables
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  • Earth ISBN: 9780135188316 Edition: 13 Paperback Dec 2019 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 months
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Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, 13th edition, is a leading text in the field, characterized by no-nonsense, student-friendly writing, excellent illustrations, and a modular learning path driven by learning objectives. The new editionis the first to integrate 3D technology that brings geology to life. This edition features significant content updates, a new Geology in the News feature to promote student engagement, and a new Data Analysis feature to help develop students’ critical thinking skills.


1. N Introduction To Geology
2. Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds
3. Matter And Minerals
4. Igneous Rocks And Intrusive Activity
5. Volcanoes And Volcanic Hazards
6. Weathering And Soils
7. Sedimentary Rocks
8. Metamorphism And Metamorphic Rocks
9. Geologic Time
10. Crustal Deformation
11. Earthquakes And Earthquake Hazards
12. Earth's Interior
13. Origin And Evolution Of The Ocean Floor
14. Mountain Building
15. Mass Movement: 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. Touring Our Solar System

Appendix: Metric and English Units Compared

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Fred Lutgens and Ed Tarbuck 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 15th edition. In 1983, as the 1st edition of Earth was being prepared, gifted geology illustrator Dennis Tasa joined the author team. Since then the three have collaborated on more than 20 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.

Dr. Scott Linnemanis a Professor of Geology and Science Education at Western Washington University in Bellingham WA. Having earned a B.A. from Carleton College in Minnesota, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming, Scott’s research spans the fields of geomorphology as well as igneous petrology and volcanology. In 2011, he was named the Higher Education Science Teacher of the Year for Washington by the Washington Science Teachers Association, and in 2013 he was chosen the Carnegie Professor of the Year for Washington State. He currently serves as the Director of the Western Washington University Honors Program.

By: Edward J Tarbuck(Author), Frederick K Lutgens(Author), Scott Linnemann(Author), Dennis G Tasa(Illustrator)
816 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps, colour tables
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