Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens and Dennis Tasa focus on readability and engaging, instructive illustrations with a bold new look, new contributor Callan Bentley, interactive “SmartFigures,” and a highly anticipated learning path that facilitates active learning.
This text maintains its highly visual, non-technical survey and up-to-date coverage of foundational physical geology principles. The authors’ emphasis on currency and relevance includes the latest thinking in the field, particularly in the dynamic area of plate tectonics.
This book also focuses on examples and cases of the system's important interrelationships. It explores the application of geology to understanding and solving problems arising from the interaction between people and the natural environment. Frequent headings and subheadings help students follow discussions and identify the important ideas presented.
To understand timely issues such as natural disasters and environmental challenges–and to evaluate solutions to related problems–the average citizen needs a basic awareness of the scientific principles that influence our planet. This trusted book makes an often-complex subject accessible to readers with a strong focus on readability and illustrations.
This text provides a meaningful, non-technical survey that is informative and up to date for learning basic principles and concepts. It also includes a revised and expanded GEODe Earth CD-ROM. Updates and revises art and illustrations to include dozens of new high-quality, photographs carefully selected to aid understanding and add realism.
This book provides a wealth of new special-interest boxes, including "Earth as a System," "People and the Environment," and "Understanding Earth." It is useful reference for anyone interested in learning more about Earth's geology.
Category: Civil Engineering