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Earth : An Introduction to Physical Geology

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780139741227

ISBN10:
0139741224
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/1999
Publisher(s):
PRENTICE HALL

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Summary

To understand timely issues such as natural disasters and environmental challenges-and to evaluate solutions to related problems-the average citizen needs a basic awareness of the scientific principles that influence our planet. This trusted book makes an often-complex subject accessible to readers with a strong focus on readability and illustrations. Offers a meaningful, non-technical survey that is informative and up to date for learning basic principles and concepts. Includes a revised and expanded GEODe Earth CD-ROM. Updates and revises art and illustrations to include dozens of new high-quality, photographs carefully selected to aid understanding and add realism. Provides a wealth of new special-interest boxes, including "Earth as a System," "People and the Environment," and "Understanding Earth." A useful reference for anyone interested in learning more about Earth's geology.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
An Introduction to Geology
1(30)
Matter and Minerals
31(28)
Igneous Rocks
59(26)
Volcanic and Plutonic Activity
85(34)
Weathering and Soil
119(24)
Sedimentary Rocks
143(26)
Metamorphic Rocks
169(20)
Geologic Time
189(24)
Mass Wasting
213(18)
Running Water
231(36)
Groundwater
267(26)
Glaciers and Glaciation
293(34)
Deserts and Winds
327(22)
Shorelines
349(26)
Crustal Deformation
375(24)
Earthquakes
399(30)
Earth's Interior
429(18)
The Ocean Floor and Seafloor Spreading
447(22)
Plate Tectonics
469(42)
Mountain Building and the Evolution of Continents
511(24)
Energy and Mineral Resources
535(32)
Planetary Geology
567(32)
Appendix A Metric and English Units Compared 599(1)
Appendix B Common Minerals of Earth's Crust 600(3)
Appendix C Topographic Maps 603(4)
Appendix D Landforms of the Conterminous United States 607(4)
Glossary 611(18)
Index 629


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