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Aurora Pun is a Lecturer in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico. She holds an undergraduate degree in paleontology from the University of California, Berkeley and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology from the University of New Mexico, Institute of Meteoritics. Aurora has taught physical geology for over 14 years. Also a member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Aurora has taught a course for teachers on developing inquiry-based K-12 curricula in the earth and space sciences.
Table of Contents
|Why Study Earth?|
|Minerals: Building Blocks of the Planet|
|Rocks and Rock-Forming Processes|
|Formation of Magma and Igneous Rocks|
|Formation of Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks|
|Formation of Metamorphic Rocks|
|Earth Materials as Time Keepers|
|Journey to the Center of Earth|
|Motion Inside Earth|
|Deformation of Rocks|
|Global Tectonics: Plates and Plumes|
|Tectonics and Surface Relief|
|Soil Formation and Landscape Stability|
|Mass Movements: Landscapes in Motion|
|Streams: Flowing Water Shapes the Landscape|
|Water Flowing Underground|
|Glaciers: Cold-Climate Sculptors of Continents|
|Shorelines: Changing Landscapes Where Land Meets Sea|
|Wind: A Global Geologic Process|
|Global Warming: Real-time Change in the Earth System Why Study Climate Change?|
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