Essentials of Geology, 13th edition

  • Frederick K Lutgens
  • Edward J. Tarbuck
  • Dennis G. Tasa

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Using dynamic media to bring geology to life

From the renowned Lutgens/Tarbuck/Tasa team, the 13th Edition of Essentials of Geology continues to elevate the text’s readability, illustrations, and focus on basic principles. This revision incorporates a structured learning path and reliable, consistent framework for mastering the chapter concepts. With a fully integrated mobile media program that includes new Mobile Field Trip and Project Condor quadcopter videos as well as new animations and videos, this edition provides a unique, interactive, and engaging learning experience for readers.


Personalize learning 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 coaching activities 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.


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Table of contents

1.    An Introduction to Geology

2.    Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds

3.    Matter and Minerals

4.    Igneous Rocks and Intrusive Activity

5.    Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards

6.    Weathering and Soils

7.    Sedimentary Rocks

8.    Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks

9.    Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior

10. Origin and Evolution of the Ocean Floor

11. Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building

12. Mass Movement on Slopes: The Work of Gravity

13. Running Water

14. Groundwater

15. Glaciers and Glaciation

16. Deserts and Wind

17. Shorelines

18. Geologic Time

19. Earth’s Evolution Through Geologic Time

20. Global Climate Change


Appendix: Metric and English Units Compared

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