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The terrific writing trio of Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, and Dennis Tasa join forces to bring students a concise resource in their textbook entitled Foundations of Earth Science (6th Edition), ISBN 9780321663023. This book is designed for introductory Earth science courses with a wide-ranging coverage of foundational topics and concepts in...
The terrific writing trio of Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, and Dennis Tasa join forces to bring students a concise resource in their textbook entitled Foundations of Earth Science (6th Edition), ISBN 9780321663023. This book is designed for introductory Earth science courses with a wide-ranging coverage of foundational topics and concepts in the various disciplines including geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. A non-technical writing style is coupled with intriguing visuals to guide students to the thorough understanding of principles. Various effective text features are boasted in this book including chapter reviews, key terms, review questions, self-tests, a comprehensive glossary, as well as color photos. Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, and Dennis Tasa strategically lay out the concepts of Foundations of Earth Science (6th Edition) across seven units and 16 chapters. Unit I begins this book with concepts of 'Earth Materials' including minerals and rocks. Unit II presents students with information on 'Sculpturing Earth's Surface' with chapters devoted to landscapes fashioned by water and glacial and arid landscapes. Unit III delves into 'Forces Within' with these chapters discussing plate tectonics, earthquakes, geologic structures, and mountain building, as well as igneous activity. 'Deciphering Earth's History' is the focus of unit IV with a single chapter devoted to geologic time. Unit V provides students with information on 'The Global Ocean' with chapters discussing various concepts surrounding oceans and its movements. Unit VI investigates concepts surrounding 'Earth's Dynamic Atmosphere' including heating the atmosphere, moisture, clouds and precipitation, the atmosphere in motion, weather patterns and severe weather. The concluding section of this book is that of unit VII devoted to 'Earth's Place in the Universe.' These final chapters present information on the nature of the solar system as well as objects beyond the solar system.
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