Second Edition   ©2012

The Essential Earth

Thomas H. Jordan (University of Southern California) , John Grotzinger (California Institute of Technology)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4292-5524-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-4292-5524-0; Format: Paper Text, 464 pages

The Essential Earth is a whole new way to open students; eyes to the physical world around them, to learn how scientists explore it, and what we need to do to both protect ourselves from it (hazards) as well as protect it from us (global change).   In just 14 chapters, it offers a well-focused introduction to the basics of geology that emphasize the process of science and how humans interact with our home, Spaceship Earth.