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Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology (10th Edition) Paperback – CLV, January 20, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0321663047 ISBN-10: 0321663047 Edition: 10th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 744 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 10 edition (January 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321663047
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321663047
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1.2 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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.

Customer Reviews

Highly recommended from a geology enthusiast.
Matthew H. Maybery
This is a great introductory physical geology book, especially for entry level college geology courses.
skierofeast
The book is new and came with the online code needed for the class I am taking as well.
Chelsea

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By James Yanni on May 8, 2011
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This text covers a lot of material, and manages to do so quite thoroughly and even fairly readably. It is a useful textbook for any "Intro to Geology" class, and would even be useful for someone interested in exploring the subject on their own, outside of a classroom.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. T. Price on July 9, 2011
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This book has tons of pictures and diagrams. (In a geology class, this is very helpful and I love pictures!)At the beginning of each chapter a "how this relates" story is about the best read in the book. Most of the chapters are reasonably dry but full of factual info. Geology majors will like it, all others may have some difficulty making it through a chapter.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ronald D. Bruner Jr. on January 11, 2013
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This is a required book for Geology 101 course I am taking. It is beautifully illustrated and the setup is great for easy reading and the information within is perfect with my course.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Darryl Weart on March 30, 2011
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This is a great book for the class, easy to read with highlights and easy to looks up words and phrases. Also easy to understand, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By skierofeast on August 8, 2012
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This is a great introductory physical geology book, especially for entry level college geology courses. It starts off with the basic of rock properties and the earth, then moves into weathering and erosion, and from there into large scale physical processes, mountain building, plates, deserts, glaciers, volcanism, earthquakes, hurricanes etc... a good book, lots of pictures and very readable, generally good diagrams, though I wish the diagrams would be on the pages they were mentioned on, but I understand that you can only cram so much onto one page. That's about my only major complaint, it was a good book and I will be holding onto it in case I need to quickly reference something like Bowen's reaction series or need a refresher on terminology.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chelsea on January 14, 2013
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I bought this book for a very nice pricing in comparing it to other online sites and bookstores. The book is new and came with the online code needed for the class I am taking as well. The packaging of this book alone was very impressive! It was wrapped very nice and tight. This book came earlier than expected which was great because my class had already started when i ordered the book. The book is very bright and neat since it is brand new and has definitely met my expectations. The information within this book is everything I need for my class.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dean Thomason on August 20, 2013
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This is a really comprehensive geology book. This is a must have reference book for those of us who are interested in and wonder about the geology of Earth.
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I bought the physical textbook for my Geology 101 class. This book will teach you everything you need to know when beginning to learn about Geology. It is an interesting book with some fantastic images and displays. There is also an online code that comes with the new copies of the book. This is recommended if you are taking a Geology class,unless you would like to use it for your own learning process, then feel free. That code allows you to use the book's website to quiz yourself and learn more about Geology. You can also get the digital of this book as well, which allows you to highlight text and make notes and such. Very good buy for Geology learning students or just people who are interested in the knowledge of the Earth.
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