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Physical Geology

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Publisher Comments:

Physical Geology, 12th edition, is the latest refinement of a classic introductory text that has helped countless students learn basic physical geology concepts for over 25 years. Students taking introductory physical geology to fulfill a science elective, as well as those contemplating a career in geology, will appreciate the accessible writing style and depth of coverage in Physical Geology. Hundreds of carefully rendered illustrations and accompanying photographs correlate perfectly with the chapter descriptions to help readers quickly grasp new geologic concepts. Numerous chapter learning tools and a rich ARIS website further assist students in their study of physical geology.

About the Author

Carlos Plummer is a professor at California State University - Sacramento. Diane Carlson is a professor at California State University - Sacramento.

Table of Contents

1 Introducing Geology, the Essentials of Plate Tectonics, and other Important Concepts

2 Atoms, Elements, and Minerals

3 Igneous Rocks, Intrusive Activity, and the Origin of Igneous Rocks

4 Volcanism and Extrusive Rocks

5 Weathering and Soil

6 Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks

7 Metamorphism, Metamorphic Rocks, and Hydrothermal Rocks

8 Time and Geology

9 Mass Wasting

10 Streams and Floods

11 Ground Water

12 Glaciers and Glaciation

13 Deserts and Wind Action

14 Waves, Beaches and Coasts

15 Geologic Structures

16 Earthquakes

17 Earth's Interior and Geophysical Properties

18 The Sea Floor

19 Plate Tectonics

20 Mountain Belts and the Continental Crust

21 Geologic Resources

22 The Earth's Companions

Appendix A Identification of Minerals

Appendix B Identification of Rocks

Appendix C The Elements Most Significant to Geology

Appendix D Periodic Table of Elements

Appendix E Selected Conversion Factors

Appendix F Rock Symbols

Appendix G Commonly Used Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots

Product Details

ISBN:
9780077216061
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Author:
Carlson, Diane
Author:
Plummer, Charles C.
Author:
McGeary, David
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Plummer, Charles (Carlos) C.
Author:
Carlson, Diane H.
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
plummer, physical geology, geology, science, physical, grade 11, grade 12
Subject:
Geology-General
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
12
Publication Date:
October 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
651
Dimensions:
11.05x9.25x1.09 in. 3.82 lbs.

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