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In this sixth edition of Understanding Earth, students are encouraged to do what geologists do.  

Understanding Earth is designed to bring the worldview of the working geologist to an audience not only new to this specific field, but in many cases to science in general.Students aren't merely presented with concepts and processes--they come to learn how we know what we know, and how that knowledge impacts their lives as citizens and helpful environmental stewards of the planet.

With new features, up-to-date research, brilliant new art, and standard-setting new media tools, the new edition more fully envelopes students in the real work and real-world impact of geology than ever.

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More than any other introductory physical geology textbook, Understanding Earth is designed to bring the worldview of the working geologist to an audience not only new to this specific field, but in many cases to science in general. Students aren't merely presented with concepts and processes--they come to learn how we know what we know, and how that knowledge impacts their lives as citizens and consumers.

Synopsis:

More than any other introductory physical geology textbook, Understanding Earth invites students into the working world of professional geologists to experience.  Like no other textbook, it involves students in the way geologists see the world and how they go about exploring it.
 
With new features, up-to-date research, brillant new art, and standard-setting new media tools, the new edition more fully envelopes students in the real work and real-world impact of geology than ever.
 
 
 

Table of Contents

Part I.  The Modern Theory and Practice of Geology

      1. The Earth System

      2. Plate Tectonics: The Unifying Theory 

   

Part II.  Basic Geologic Processes

      3. Earth Materials: Minerals and Rocks

      4. Igneous Processes: Rocks Formed from Cooling Melts

      5. Sedimentation: Rocks Formed by Surface Processes

      6. Metamorphism: Modification of Rocks by Temperature and Pressure

      7. Deformation: Modification of Rocks by Folding and Faulting 

   

Part III.  Earth and Planets Through Geologic Time

      8. Reading the Rock Record

      9. Early History of the Terrestrial Planets

    10. Evolution of the Continents

    11. Life Interacts with the Earth

    

Part IV.  Internal Geosystems

    12. Volcanoes

    13. Earthquakes

    14. Exploring Earth's Interior 

   

Part V. Surficial Geosystems

    15. The Climate System

    16. Weathering, Soils, and Mass Wasting

    17. Groundwater and the Hydrologic Cycle

    18. Streams: Transport to the Oceans

    19. Winds and Deserts

    20. Oceans and Coastlines

    21. Glaciers: The Work of Ice

    22. Landscapes and Seascapes 

   

Part VI.  Earth Science and Society

    23. The Human Impact on Earth's Environment

Product Details

ISBN:
9781429219518
Author:
Grotzinger, John
Publisher:
W.H. Freeman & Company
Author:
Press, Frank
Author:
Jordan, Thomas H.
Author:
Siever, Raymond
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Geology-General
Edition Description:
Sixth Edition
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.50 in

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More than any other introductory physical geology textbook, Understanding Earth is designed to bring the worldview of the working geologist to an audience not only new to this specific field, but in many cases to science in general. Students aren't merely presented with concepts and processes--they come to learn how we know what we know, and how that knowledge impacts their lives as citizens and consumers.
"Synopsis" by ,
More than any other introductory physical geology textbook, Understanding Earth invites students into the working world of professional geologists to experience.  Like no other textbook, it involves students in the way geologists see the world and how they go about exploring it.
 
With new features, up-to-date research, brillant new art, and standard-setting new media tools, the new edition more fully envelopes students in the real work and real-world impact of geology than ever.
 
 
 
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