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Best Earth Science Books Everyone Should Read

Here is a list of the best Earth Science books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

Earth Science (15th Edition) (2017)

 Best Earth Science Books Everyone Should ReadFor introductory courses in earth science. answers the need for a straightforward text that excites readers about the world around them. Perfect for individuals with little-to-no background in science, the text covers geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy clearly and without technical jargon.
Author(s): Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, et al.

Earth Science (14th Edition) (2014)

 Best Earth Science Books Everyone Should ReadIdeal for undergraduates with little or no science background, 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.
Author(s): Edward J. Tarbuck , Frederick K. Lutgens, et al.

Applications and Investigations in Earth Science (9th Edition) (2018)

 Best Earth Science Books Everyone Should ReadFor introductory Earth Science  lab courses.   Designed to accompany Tarbuck and Lutgens'  and  , this manual can also be used for any Earth science lab course and in conjunction with any text. It minimizes the need for faculty instruction in the lab, freeing instructors to interact directly with students.
Author(s): Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, et al.

Painless Earth Science (Barron’s Painless) (2011)

 Best Earth Science Books Everyone Should ReadTitles in Barron’s extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. Perfect for supporting state standards, these books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing–or in many cases, just plain boring, and may need a little extra help.
Author(s): Denecke Jr., Edward J.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6 10 – PB349X6 (2018)

 Best Earth Science Books Everyone Should ReadIf you re looking for labs that cover Earth and space science, appeal to middle and high school students, and use Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI), your search is over.
Author(s): Victor Sampson, Ashley Murphy, et al.

Earth and Space Science for NGSS (1st Ed) – Student Edition (2016)

 Best Earth Science Books Everyone Should ReadEarth and Space Sciences for NGSS has been specifically written to meet the requirements of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for High School Earth and Space Sciences (HS-ESS).
Author(s): Tracey Greenwood, Lissa Bainbridge-Smith, et al.

Regents Exams and Answers: Earth Science (Barron’s Regents NY) (2017)

 Best Earth Science Books Everyone Should ReadThis edition features: Looking for additional practice and review? Check out Barron’s Earth Science Power Pack two-volume set, which includes Let’s Review Earth Science in addition to the Regents Exams and Answers: Earth Science book. #27,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #229 in Study Guides (Books) #7 in Regents Test Guides (Books) #13 in Earth Sciences (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
Author(s): Denecke Jr., Edward J.

Foundations of Earth Science (8th Edition) (2016)

 Best Earth Science Books Everyone Should ReadFor all introductory Earth Science courses. Ideal for undergraduates with little or no science background,  provides a student-friendly, highly visual, non-technical survey of our physical environment with balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. is the brief, paperback version of the best-selling by Lutgens and Tarbuck, and designed for introductory courses in Earth science.
Author(s): Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, et al.

Regents Earth Science Power Pack: Let’s Review Earth Science + Regents Exams and Answers: Earth Science (Barron’s Regents NY) (2017)

 Best Earth Science Books Everyone Should ReadAlways study with the most up-to-date prep! Look for Regents Earth Science Power Pack, ISBN 978-1-5062-6062-4, on sale August 6, 2019.Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from third-party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitles included with the product.
Author(s): Dennecke Jr., Edward J.

How Does Earth Work? Physical Geology and the Process of Science (2nd Edition) (2009)

 Best Earth Science Books Everyone Should ReadWith its unconventional yet highly effective approach, demonstrates the process of science as a vehicle for investigating physical geology. Smith and Pun connect readers to the evidence behind the facts, instead of reproducing known facts—sparking interest in how science is practiced and how we know what we know. Like geology detectives, readers learn to think through the scientific process and uncover evidence that explains Earth’s mysteries.
Author(s): Gary Smith, Aurora Pun

Best Earth Science Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some earth science books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Izvestiya, Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics of the solid earth

Author(s): Fulton, Janet S., Holly, Vincent W.
ID: 3000029, Publisher: , Year: 2121, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Earth science : an introduction

Author(s): Mark Hendrix; Graham Thompson; Jonathan Turk
ID: 2577305, Publisher: Cengage Learning / Brooks Cole, Year: 2021, Size: 153 Mb, Format: pdf

Near-Earth Laser Communications, Second Edition

Author(s): Hemmati, Hamid
ID: 2785572, Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group, Year: 2021, Size: 26 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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