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Physical Geology provides readers with a variety of ways to learn the content of physical geology and offer them an opportunity to learn through multiple intelligences. In this first edition, the challenge of critical thinking and the high-interest of relevant subject matter is used to build on other knowledge. This exciting new book explores all the standard introductory Physical Geology topics using recent research, innovative pedagogy and a stunning art program to show readers how they can take geology and apply it to their world as a whole.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY.

Chapter 2 SOLAR SYSTEM.

Chapter 3 PLATE TECTONICS.

Chapter 4 MINERALS.

Chapter 5 IGNEOUS ROCK.

Chapter 6 VOLCANOES.

Chapter 7 WEATHERING.

Chapter 8 SEDIMENTARY ROCK.

Chapter 9 METAMORPHIC ROCK.

Chapter 10 GEOLOGIC RESOURCES.

Chapter 11 MOUNTAIN BUILDING.

Chapter 12 EARTHQUAKES.

Chapter 13 GEOLOGIC TIME.

Chapter 14 EARTH’S HISTORY.

Chapter 15 THE GEOLOGY OF THE UNITED STATES.

Chapter 16 GLOBAL WARMING.

Chapter 17 GLACIERS AND PALEOCLIMATOLOGY.

Chapter 18 MASS WASTING.

Chapter 19 SURFACE WATER.

Chapter 20 GROUNDWATER.

Chapter 21 DESERTS AND WIND.

Chapter 22 COASTAL GEOLOGY.

Chapter 23 MARINE GEOLOGY.

APPENDIX.

GLOSSARY.

PHOTO CREDITS.

INDEX.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471220374
Author:
Fletcher, Chip
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Author:
harles
Author:
Fletcher, Charles
Author:
Fletcher, C
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Geology & Geophysics
Subject:
Geology-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
AS/400-sourced content
Publication Date:
20110615
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
273.5 x 234.5 x 20.5 mm 54.4 oz

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