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This book teaches what everyone needs to know about geology and how science and scientists work. Readers will discover a new appreciation for their surroundings, learning how to prepare for any number of geologic and environmental threats and how our Earth can continue providing all of our needs for food, shelter, and material well-being as long as we don’t squander these resources. The latest discoveries in the geosciences are covered, including Earth systems interactions, continental tectonics and mountain-building, a vastly expanded treatment of the geologic timescale and the evolution of life, and more. Up-to-the-minute examples of exciting geological processes are presented, such as the most recent volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunami, floods, and discoveries on Mars and on the Earth’s own seafloors. For anyone interested in exploring how physical geology impacts the world around us.

Table of Contents

I. Forming the Earth

 

     1. A First Look at Planet Earth — Its Origins, Systems, and Tectonic Plates

 

     2. Minerals

 

     3. Igneous Rocks and Processes

 

     4. Volcanoes and Volcanism

 

     5. Weathering — The Breakdown of Rocks

 

     6. Sedimentary Processes, Environments, and Rocks

 

     7. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks

 

     8. Telling Time Geologically

 

II. Shaping the Earth’s Crust

 

     9. Earth Structures — Folds, Faults, and Fabrics

 

     10. Earthquakes

 

     11. The Earth’s Interior — What’s Going on Down There?

 

     12. Plate Tectonics and the Formation of the Earth’s Oceans

 

     13. Continental Tectonics and the Formation of the Earth’s Continents

 

III. Sculpting the Earth’s Surface

 

     14. Mass Movement

 

     15. Streams and Floods

    

     16. Groundwater

 

     17. Glaciers and Ice Ages

 

     18. Deserts and the Work of Winds

 

     19. Shores and Coastal Processes

 

     20. Human Use of the Earth’s Resources

 

Appendices

 

Glossary

 

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 Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780131474642
Author:
Chernicoff, Stanley
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Author:
Whitney, Donna
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
Physical geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
January 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
744
Dimensions:
10.84x9.16x.90 in. 3.60 lbs.

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