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Essentials of Geology

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  145 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Paperback, Tenth Edition, 528 pages
Published December 30th 2007 by Prentice Hall
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Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Looking back I KNOW I read this thing... I know that everything in it has become part of my understanding and appreciation of the world. It's very comprehensive, easily understandable... and it's even got my notes in it. That I cant remember reading it must mean that you must beware, for after thirty years you too might lose your mind!
Paula Stiles
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I gave this one 5 stars because it's so comprehensive. I was looking for something that took me beyond the layperson's level of geology into a grounding for more intensive study. This book accomplishes that.

I was, however, tempted to take off a star for the last 2 chapters, which are below the standard of the previous 18. Now I understand why our teacher in GEO 111 didn't bother assigning those two chapters. Chapter 19 would be fine if it were more coherent (what is the actual current status of
Robert Muller
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautifully written book that provides a well-thought-out, high-level introduction to the basics of geology. The pictures, charts, and associated videos are well chosen to aid in the student's understanding of the textual materials. The exercises, while basic, do focus the student on what's important in each section and chapter. Some of the earth science materials are a bit oversimplified, and students should be aware that there are many details left out, so following up on specific topics is ...more
Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Essentials of Geology is a very thought provoking book about the basics of geology. After reading sections I always had more questions to discuss in class. Science should always keep you wanting to know more. The book is engaging and it helps the reader to understand general geology concepts with good explanations, plenty of picture examples, and graphs. I enjoyed this book very much.
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Quick read, short and interesting chapters filled with tons of pictures. This is really more of a picture book than a textbook, but it didn't skimp on the details. Completely qualitative, almost no numbers whatsoever, which is a nice introduction to an interesting subject.
Sep 24, 2008 rated it liked it
Quite a helpful book.
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Awesome introduction to the subject for the beginner who knows nothing about Geology.
Lahela Goldschmitz
For a textbook it's pretty interesting. If you're into Geology then this is a pretty good textbook for ya.
Linda Hayashi
Feb 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Greatly prefer the Stephen Marshak text book from W.W. Norton with more detailed explanations and graphics. This Pearson textbook could be easier or better for readers with less interest in details.
Mohammed Al-milly
i think that i need this book to do my exam
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