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Geology: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guide)

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Take a learning journey through billions of years of Earth history

This indispensable guide to the fundamentals of geology is the ideal way to introduce yourself to all the basics, from rocks, minerals, and fossil fuels to earthquakes, volcanoes, and plate tectonics. Using quick quizzes and self-tests to reinforce key concepts, Geology carefully walks you through billions of years of Earth history. Illustrated with more than one hundred specially commissioned illustrations and fifty photographs that help clarify difficult concepts, this easy-to-follow book is an interactive resource for anyone interested in learning more about our planet.

Whether you are new to geology or want to refresh and update your knowledge, the proven self-teaching guide approach will allow you to work at your own pace, check your progress, and learn more about this fascinating field of study.

Book News Annotation:

For college students and others fascinated by the geology of the third rock from the sun, Murck (environmental programs, U. of Toronto- Mississauga) overviews its structure, resources, and driving forces such as plate tectonics. Includes b&w illustrations, self-tests with answers, technical information, and recommended websites. Lacks other references.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

BARBARA MURCK, Ph.D., is the director of environmental programs at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, in Ontario, Canada. She is the coauthor of several leading textbooks, including Environmental Geology and Geology Today: Understanding Our Planet.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

A Note to the Reader.

Plate Tectonics: A Revolution in Geology.

What the Earth Is Made Of.

The Rock Record and Geologic Time.

Earthquakes and the Inside of the Earth.

Volcanoes and Igneous Rocks.

Weathering and Erosion.

Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks.

Metamorphism and Rock Deformation.

The Hydrosphere and the Atmosphere.

The Record of Life on Earth.

Resources from the Earth.

Earth Systems and Cycles.

Appendix 1: Units and Conversions.

Appendix 2: Elements and Their Symbols.

Appendix 3: Properties of Some Important Minerals.

Appendix 4: Symbols Commonly Used on Geologic Maps.

Appendix 5: Some Great Earth Science Web Sites.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471385905
Author:
Murck, Barbara Winifred
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Author:
Murck, Barbara Winifred
Author:
Murck, Barbara W.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Study and teaching (secondary)
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Geology -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Subject:
Geology & Geophysics
Subject:
Geology-General
Copyright:
Series:
Wiley Self-Teaching Guide
Series Volume:
154
Publication Date:
July 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.20x7.54x.74 in. 1.26 lbs.

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