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Visualizing #81: Visualizing Geology
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Visualizing Geography is the only book in the field that integrates text with high quality art. By adding to this already impressive art program with additional process diagrams and visualizing features, the second edition helps readers gain a sound understanding of basic geologic processes and the environmental ramifications of Earth's systems. It introduces plate tectonics early and incorporates numerous illustrations and photos to make the difficult concepts easier to comprehend. Readers will also benefit from the structured and effective format and accessible writing style.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Earth as a Planet.
Chapter 2. Earth Materials.
Chapter 3. How Old is Old? The Rock Record and Deep 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 Oceans and the Atmosphere.
Chapter 13. Deserts, Glaciers, and Climate Change.
Chapter 14. A Brief History of Life on Earth.
Chapter 15. Understanding Earth's Resources.
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