This brief, paperback version of the best-selling Earth Scienceby Lutgens and Tarbuck is designed for introductory courses in Earth science. The text’s highly visual, non-technical survey emphasizes broad, up-to-date coverage of basic topics and principles in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. A flexible design lends itself to the diversity of Earth science courses in both content and approach. As in previous editions, the main focus is to foster student understanding of basic Earth science principles. This edition is supported by MasteringGeology™ – used by over 1.5 million science students, the Mastering platform is the most effective and widely used online tutorial, homework, and assessment system for the sciences.