Top 10 Best Books to Read in Earth Sciences - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Earth Sciences. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Earth Sciences - August 2021

For courses in human geography.   Global issues, local impacts Trusted for its timeliness, readability, and structured learning path, the bestselling The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography explores the patterns and processes of Earth’s human landscapes. Rubenstein weaves the themes of globalization and diversity and their relationship throughout the text, addressing these themes with a clear organization and presentation that engages students and appeals to instructors.   The 13th Edition incorporates the latest data and applied examples of human geography, helps students connect global concepts and phenomena to their local geographies, and engages students in active debate around the most critical topics of human geography. Text links integrated into each chapter connect students to MapMaster 2.0 and interactive Data Visualization activities powered by Social Explorer, providing students with hands-on experience using data-driven geospatial technology and the techniques of geographers.   Also available as a Pearson eText or packaged with Mastering Geography Pearson eText is a simple-to-use, mobile-optimized, personalized reading experience that can be adopted on its own as the main course material. It lets students highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary all in one place, even when offline. Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media engage students and give them access to the help they need, when they need it. Educators can easily share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their eText and what they learn in class ― motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning. Mastering combines trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform to personalize the learning experience and improve results for each student.Built for, and directly tied to the text, Mastering Geography enables an extension of learning, allowing students a platform to practice, learn, and apply outside of the classroom.   Note: You are purchasing a standalone book; Pearson eText and Mastering Geography do not come packaged with this content. Students, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.   If your instructor has assigned Pearson eText as your main course material, search for: • 0135729653 / 9780135729656 Pearson eText The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography, 13/e -- Access Card     OR • 0135729629 / 9780135729625 Pearson eText The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography, 13/e -- Instant Access If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geography search for: 0135188679 / 9780135188675 The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography Plus Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0135116155 / 9780135116159 The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography 0135188431 / 9780135188439 Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography

  • Author: James Rubenstein
  • Publisher: Pearson; 13th edition (February 18, 2019)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Earth Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0135116159
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.95 x 11.2 inches

                 

2. McKnight's Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Earth Sciences - August 2021

For courses in Physical Geography.   Explore the changing global environment with real-world examples and mobile field trips Continuing Tom L. McKnight's well-known thematic focus on landscape appreciation, Darrel Hess offers a broad survey of all of the physical processes and spatial patterns that create Earth’s physical landscape.  McKnight’s Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation  provides a clear writing style, superior art program, and abundant pedagogy to appeal to a wide variety of readers.   The 12th Edition offers a truly meaningful integration of visualization, technology, and the latest applied science, providing essential opportunities to teach and engage readers in these processes and patterns. Topics that are tied to readers’ real-world concerns such as global environmental change, along with new videos, photography, online lab resources, and updated interactive tools, make it the most effective learning program for physical geography.   Also available with Mastering Geography This title is also available with Mastering™ Geography–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 Geography does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geography, 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 Geography, search for:   0134169859 / 9780134169859 McKnight's Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation Plus Mastering Geography with eText -- Access Card Package   Package consists of: 0134195426 / 9780134195421 McKnight's Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation 0134245156 / 9780134245157 Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for McKnight's Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation McKnight’s Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation , 12th  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 .

  • Author: Darrel Hess
  • Publisher: Pearson; 12th edition (February 26, 2016)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Earth Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0134195421
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 1.2 x 11 inches

                 

3. The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate (The Lost World Series, Volume 2)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Earth Sciences - August 2021

In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins. Ideal for students, professors, pastors and lay readers with an interest in the intelligent design controversy and creation-evolution debates, Walton's thoughtful analysis unpacks seldom appreciated aspects of the biblical text and sets Bible-believing scientists free to investigate the question of origins.

  • Author: John H. Walton
  • Publisher: IVP Academic; 32161st edition (May 22, 2009)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Bible Study & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-0830837045
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.25 inches

                 

4. Earth Science


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Earth Sciences - August 2021

Note: This is the standalone book   Ideal for undergraduates with little or no science background, Earth Science provides a student-friendly overview of our physical environment that offers balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. The authors’ texts have always been recognized for their readability, currency, dynamic art program, delivery of basic principles and instructor flexibility. The Fifteenth Edition incorporates a new active learning approach, a fully updated and mobile visual program.

  • Author: Edward Tarbuck
  • Publisher: Pearson; 15th edition (August 31, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Science & Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-0134543536
  • Dimensions: 9.6 x 1.1 x 10.8 inches

                 

5. Geology For Dummies


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Earth Sciences - August 2021

Get a rock-solid grasp on geology Geology For Dummies is ideal reading for anyonewith an interest in the fundamental concepts of geology, whether they're lifelong learners with a fascination for the subject or college students interested in pursuing geology or earth sciences. Presented in a straightforward, trusted format―and tracking to a typical introductory geology course at the college level―this book features a thorough introduction to the study of earth, its materials, and its processes. Rock records and geologic time   Large-scale motion of tectonic plates   Matter, minerals, and rocks   The geological processes on earth's surface   Rock that geology class with Geology For Dummies !

  • Author: Alecia M. Spooner
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2nd edition (April 7, 2020)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1119652878
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches

                 



6. AP Human Geography Premium: With 4 Practice Tests (Barron's Test Prep)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Earth Sciences - August 2021

Be prepared for exam day with Barron’s. Trusted content from AP experts! Barron’s AP Human Geography Premium: 2020-2021 includes in-depth content review and online practice. It’s the only book you’ll need to be prepared for exam day. Written by Experienced Educators  Learn from Barron’s--all content is written and reviewed by AP experts Build your understanding with comprehensive review tailored to the most recent exam  Get a leg up with tips, strategies, and study advice for exam day--it’s like having a trusted tutor by your side Be Confident on Exam Day Sharpen your test-taking skills with 4 full-length practice tests--2 in the book, and 2 more online Strengthen your knowledge with in-depth review covering all Units on the AP Human Geography Exam Reinforce your learning with practice questions at the end of each chapter  Interactive Online Practice Continue your practice with 3 full-length practice tests on Barron’s Online Learning Hub Simulate the exam experience with a timed test option  Deepen your understanding with detailed answer explanations and expert advice Gain confidence with automated scoring to check your learning progress

  • Author: Meredith Marsh Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series; Ninth edition (August 4, 2020)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1506258843
  • Dimensions: 8.38 x 0.7 x 10.88 inches

                 

7. Goode's World Atlas


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Earth Sciences - August 2021

For all geography courses. Expand your geographic literacy with the gold standard in academic atlases   Goode’s World Atlas by Rand McNally helps students navigate through global and regional landscapes with ease. With color-coded headings and charts, brief introductions to each section, and more than 60 new reference and thematic maps, the 23rd edition gives you a comprehensive view of the world and its changing population and physical characteristics. Available soon in Pearson eText and Pearson Custom Library formats. Goode’s World Atlas has been the world’s premiere educational atlas since 1923, evolving with the world that shapes its content, and allowing for a deeper, more global understanding of geography.

  • Author: Rand McNally
  • Publisher: Pearson; 23rd edition (August 10, 2016)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-0133864649
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 1 x 10.8 inches

                 

8. Environmental Science for AP


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Earth Sciences - August 2021

Friedland/Relyea Environmental Science for AP* was written specifically for the AP* Environmental Science (APES) course, directly addressing the needs of APES students and teachers from beginning to end. Lead author Dr. Andrew Friedland of Dartmouth College was the founding Chair of the College Board committee that created the APES course. He regularly teaches Introduction to Environmental Science at Dartmouth and is actively researching environmental science topics related to air pollution and carbon accumulation in forests. The Friedland package uniquely prepares students for the quantitative aspects of the APES course in a way no other text does. In addition, it explores and explains every topic within the APES course description while offering a scientific and balanced approach to the key concepts. The Friedland text is praised for its accessibility and for familiarizing students with the findings that inform environmental decision making at all levels—from personal choice to national and international policy.

  • Author: Andrew Friedland
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman; Second edition (January 9, 2015)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Earth Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1464108686
  • Dimensions: 8.79 x 1.32 x 11.22 inches

                 

9. Essentials of Geology


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Earth Sciences - August 2021

A hands-on, visual learning experience for physical geology Marshak’s NEW Guided Learning Explorations on key topics, Smartwork5 activities featuring a variety of engaging question types, and exclusive Geotours Google Earth exercises make for a memorable hands-on learning experience. These resources integrate and build on the vibrant, narrative-style visuals from the text. Our robust suite of videos, animations, and interactive simulations help students master geologic concepts.

  • Author: Stephen Marshak
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Sixth edition (July 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Earth Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0393667523
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.9 x 10.9 inches

                 

10. California: The Great Exception


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Earth Sciences - August 2021

In 1949, lawyer, historian, and journalist Carey McWilliams stepped back to assess the state of California at the end of its first one hundred years―its history, population, politics, agriculture, and social concerns. As he examined the reasons for the prodigious growth and productivity that have characterized California since the Gold Rush, he praised the vitality of the new citizens who had come from all over the world to populate the state in a very short time. But he also made clear how brutally the new Californians dealt with "the Indian problem," the water problem, and the need for migrant labor to facilitate California's massive and highly profitable agricultural industry. As we look back now on 150 years of statehood, it is particularly useful to place the events of the past fifty years in the context of McWilliams's assessment in California: The Great Exception . Lewis Lapham has written a new foreword for this edition.

  • Author: Carey McWilliams
  • Publisher: University of California Press; First edition (April 2, 1999)
  • Genre: History, Americas
  • ISBN: 978-0520218932
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches