9780495554806

The Changing Earth Exploring Geology and Evolution

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495554806

  • ISBN10:

    0495554804

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/14/2008
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

THE CHANGING EARTH: EXPLORING GEOLOGY AND EVOLUTION is a leader in the Introductory Geology course. The fifth edition?s content is based on the best-selling texts PHYSICAL GEOLOGY: EXPLORING THE EARTH and HISTORICAL GEOLOGY: EVOLUTION OF EARTH AND LIFE THROUGH TIME, both written by James S. Monroe and Reed Wicander. Briefer than the previous edition and maintaining a consistent and clear writing style throughout, the text provides balanced coverage of physical and historical geology with engaging, real-life examples that draw you into the material. The fifth edition includes excellent illustrations, photographs, and maps that aid your understanding of this especially visual science. The book design presents the material in easily digestible chapters, with clear delineations between sections and well-placed artwork.

Table of Contents

Understanding Earth: A Dynamic and Evolving Planet
Plate Tectonics: A Unifying Theory
Minerals--The Building Blocks of Rocks
Igneous Rocks and Intrusive Igneous Activity
Volcanism and Volcanoes
Weathering, Soil, and Sedimentary Rock
Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks
Earthquakes and Earth's Interior
The Seafloor
Deformation, Mountain Building, and the Continents
Mass Wasting
Running Water
Groundwater
Glaciers and Glaciation
The Work of Winds and Deserts
Shorelines and Shoreline Processes
Geologic Time: Concepts and Principles
Evolution--The Theory and Its Supporting Evidence
Precambrian Earth and Life History
Paleozoic Earth History
Paleozoic Life History
Mesozoic Earth and Life History
Cenozoic Earth and Life History
Physical and Historical Geology in Perspective
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