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Foundations of Earth Science, Pearson New International Edition, 7th Edition

Frederick K Lutgens
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Foundations of Earth Science, Pearson New International Edition, 7th Edition

By Frederick K Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, Dennis G. Tasa
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Author
Frederick K Lutgens
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Edition
7th
ISBN
9781292022994
Published Date
05/08/2013
Pages
576

Enhanced for today’s students, the bestselling Foundations of Earth Science returns with a bold new look, new contributor Callan Bentley, and a highly anticipated learning path that facilitates active learning. This brief, paperback version of the best-selling Earth Science by Lutgens and Tarbuck is designed for introductory courses in Earth science. It maintains its highly visual, non-technical survey and broad, coverage of basic topics and principles in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy to foster student understanding of foundational Earth science principles.

Biography

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 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.

 

Features

 

  • Art that teaches and motivates includes high-quality photographs and line art that were carefully selected to aid understanding, add realism, and heighten student interest. The art program is the work of Dennis Tasa, a gifted artist and respected geological illustrator.
  • Emphasis on currency and relevance includes broad, up-to-date coverage of topics and principles.
  • Strong Readability is achieved through the book's straightforward language, written to be understood. Clear, readable discussions with a minimum of technical language are the rule.
  • Focus on Basic Principles is stronger than ever, fostering student understanding of basic principles while also addressing topical issues.
  • Flexibility for the instructor is achieved through the text's adaptable organisation. Realising the broad diversity of introductory courses in both content and approach, we have designed each chapter to be as self-contained as possible so that material may be taught in a different sequence according the preference of the instructor.

 

Table of contents
  • Introduction to Earth Science
  • Unit I EARTH MATERIALS
  • Chapter 1: Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks
  • Chapter 2: Rocks: Materials of the Solid Earth
  • Unit II SCULPTURING EARTH’S SURFACE
  • Chapter 3: Landscapes Fashioned by Water
  • Chapter 4: Glacial and Arid Landscapes
  • Unit III FORCES WITHIN
  • Chapter 5: Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Theory Unfolds
  • Chapter 6: Restless Earth: Earthquakes, Geologic Structures, and Mountain Building
  • Chapter 7: Fires Within: Igneous Activity
  • Unit IV DECIPHERING EARTH’S HISTORY
  • Chapter 8: Geologic Time
  • Unit V THE GLOBAL OCEAN
  • Chapter 9: Oceans: The Last Frontier
  • Chapter 10: The Restless Ocean
  • Unit VI EARTH’S DYNAMIC ATMOSPHERE
  • Chapter 11: Heating the Atmosphere
  • Chapter 12: Moisture, Clouds, and Precipitation
  • Chapter 13: The Atmosphere in Motion
  • Chapter 14: Weather Patterns and Severe Weather
  • Unit VII EARTH’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE
  • Chapter 15: The Nature of the Solar System
  • Chapter 16: Beyond the Solar System