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Foundations of Earth Science
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Prentice Hall
Publication date February 29, 2016
Pages 534
Binding Paperback
Edition 8
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780134184814
ISBN-10 0134184815
Dimensions 1 by 12 by 12 in.
Weight 2.90 lbs.
Original list price $179.20
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: For all introductory Earth Science courses.


Digital Content and Experiences Bring Earth Science To Life

Ideal for undergraduates with little or no science background,  Foundations of Earth Science provides a student-friendly, highly visual, non-technical survey of our physical environment with balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. Foundations of Earth Science is the brief, paperback version of the best-selling Earth Science by Lutgens and Tarbuck, and designed for introductory courses in Earth science. The new 8th Edition facilitates active learning by incorporating learning objectives throughout each chapter to provide students with a structured learning path. The learning path is tied to chapter objectives, giving students opportunities to demonstrate their understanding at the end of each section.


The 8th Edition uses the BouncePages image recognition app (available at no charge on both iOS and Android stores) to connect students’ digital devices to the print textbook, enhancing their reading and learning experience. Lutgens/Tarbuck’s innovative SmartFigures feature has been expanded, adding new digital content via Project Condor, Mobile Field Trips by Michael Collier, Animated Figures, and additional tutorial videos from Callan Bentley. This edition also includes Mastering Geology, the most complete, easy-to-use, engaging tutorial and assessment tool available.


Also Available with Mastering Geology

Mastering™ Geology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts.

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Geology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geology, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geology, search for:

0134127641/ 9780134127644 Foundations of Earth Science Plus Mastering Geology with eText -- Access Card Package

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  • 0134184815 / 9780134184814 Foundations of Earth Science
  • 0134251881 / 9780134251882 Mastering Geology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Foundations of Earth Science
Foundations of Earth Science , 8th  Edition is also available via Pearson eText, a simple-to-use, mobile, personalized reading experience that lets instructors connect with and motivate students – right in their eTextbook. Learn more.





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The price comparison is for this edition
8 edition from Prentice Hall (February 29, 2016)
9780134184814 | details & prices | 534 pages | 12.00 × 12.00 × 1.00 in. | 2.90 lbs | List price $179.20
About: For all introductory Earth Science courses.
7 pck pap/ edition from Prentice Hall (March 5, 2013)
9780321811141 | details & prices | 563 pages | 9.25 × 10.50 × 0.75 in. | 3.10 lbs | List price $187.20
7 edition from Prentice Hall (February 27, 2013)
9780321811790 | details & prices | 563 pages | 9.50 × 11.00 × 1.00 in. | 3.00 lbs | List price $179.20
This edition also contains Foundations Of Earth Science
6 pck pap/ edition from Prentice Hall (May 9, 2012)
9780321833242 | details & prices | 506 pages | 8.75 × 10.75 × 0.75 in. | 2.40 lbs | List price $155.60

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