Building on the tremendous reception to its parent text, Earth 6/e, the same groundbreaking media package is now integrated into this brief version of the best-selling introductory physical geology text. The GEODe II CD-ROM (included with every copy of the text), a text-dedicated web site, and more, provide complete, state-of-the-art multimedia support for both students and instructors. Essentials of Geology, 7/e retains the hallmarks professors have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgens--student-friendly writing style, carefully crafted illustrations by Dennis Tasa that are both geologically accurate and visually appealing, and updated coverage of the most recent geologic events.
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This concise, nonquantitative text has been acclaimed through four previous editions. Essentials of Geology presents a timely, informative and easily accessible survey of basic topics in physical geology. Clearly written in straightforward nontechnical language, this text will be easily understood by students with little or no previous college-level science. Highly accurate and extremely current, this text concludes with two chapters treating historical geology and offers an excellent treatment of environmental issues throughout the text.From the Back Cover:
This is a brief version of the best-selling introductory physical geology book.The content is thoroughly updated, highlighting recent geologic events and such as the Pathfinder Mission to Mars, the volcanic crisis on Montserrat, the 1997 Red River Floods, and new information on the extinction of the dinosaurs.For anyone interested in physical geology.
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