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Visualizing Geology (Visualizing)by Barbara W. Murck
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Murck's 3rd edition of Visualizing Geology maximizes the use of National Geographic Society photographs, maps, illustrations and video to bring dynamic Earth processes. From the ground-up, this text is designed to better meet the needs of those involved in the large mainstream Physical Geology course and working to attain a science credit. The text provides pedagogy to help readers better digest more material than they would in a conventional textbook. Moreover it provides information about geology as a discipline as a dynamic and growing science, to move readers beyond the idea that geology is simply about the memorization of terms related to dead rocks.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: Earth as a Planet.
CHAPTER 2: Earth Materials.
CHAPTER 3: How Old is Old? The Rock Record and Geologic Time.
CHAPTER 4: Plate Tectonics.
CHAPTER 5: Earthquakes and Earth's Interior.
CHAPTER 6: Volcanoes and Igneous Rocks.
CHAPTER 7: Weathering and Erosion.
CHAPTER 8: From Sediment to Sedimentary Rock.
CHAPTER 9: Folds, Faults, and Geologic Maps.
CHAPTER 10: Metamorphism: New Rocks from Old.
CHAPTER 11: Water On and Under the Ground.
CHAPTER 12: The Ocean and the Atmosphere.
CHAPTER 13: Deserts and Glaciers.
CHAPTER 14: Earth's Climates: Past, Present, Future.
CHAPTER 15: A Brief History of Life on Earth.
CHAPTER 16: Understanding Earth's Resources.
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