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Earth Science Hardcover – March 7, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0136020073 ISBN-10: 0136020070 Edition: 12th
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 12th edition (March 7, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0136020070
  • ISBN-13: 978-0136020073
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.2 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,208 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful By jason mcgraw on September 3, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I am a community college instructor. I've used this text for years and it is great intro text. However, each new edition does not change considerably from edition to edition. The pictures improve and maybe two chapters will transpose, but, seriously, not much changes. My advice to my students and to you is to buy the 11th edition used for <$10 and cope with the cosmetic changes.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Luis Figueroa VINE VOICE on April 14, 2009
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I purchased this book on the advice of a colleague at my high school. I am fairly new to earth science and have recently acquired several earth science related books. The Tarbuck and Lutgens book is clear and concise with high quality graphics. As part of the text you also get an interactive CD which goes over every chapter, and it includes quiz questions and answers. The CD is useful for going over selective material ( have used in a 9th grade Earth Science class). The book pretty much covers the standard material you would expect in an earth science text such as plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, rocks, erosion, atmosphere, climate, weather, oceans, fresh water, introductory astronomy, etc.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Black Ac. on July 28, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent earth science textbook. Not only does it offer easy-to-follow explanations, it answers common questions, offers succinct chapter summaries and identifies key terms and review questions. It is also linked with an online study guide and comes with a GEODe CD. The CD provides narrated animations of key concepts, interactive features and review quizzes to help prepare for exams. The use of this set of materials makes learning earth science easy, fun and time-efficient.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Allison Short on April 7, 2013
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Starting off by saying that college textbooks are such a burden and we students will do anything to save a buck. I ALWAYS resort to previous editions. I am currently taking an Earth Science/Physical Geography class which required the new 13th version of this book. This used 12th edition costed me $7.50 shipped and the used 13th costs about $75. While we don't rely heavily on our text book, my professor will point out specific pages, charts, graphs, and images to study for tests. The page numbers are off by either 1 or 2 pages but the content is the exact same so it's not hard to navigate. I have made A's on every assignment and test so I would seriously suggest this version to anyone who needs this book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kate Citelli on February 9, 2011
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Very informative book! Of all of the textbooks I've had this one is very direct and to the point. It gives great explanations and examples and makes learning about earth science a little less unbearable. The website is amazing, very helpful and a great reinforcement of what's in the text.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N. Odigie on February 18, 2011
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Great book. I will keep on my library for my children to further use.
Very detailed, excellent illustrations.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sherlock Holmes on November 27, 2011
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This is a very comprehensive book with detailed explanations on every aspect of the subject. It's not a flip through cooffee-table book but more of a college text. It's well written and goes deeply into the subjects which some people may find too involved. Also it is authoritative and well illustrated.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicole Montoya on April 6, 2013
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I am not a science person and thought that I would have a hard time with this course. It was enjoyable and this book was instrumental in my experience. Easy to read with great pictures.
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