9780073218212

Physical Geology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073218212

  • ISBN10:

    0073218219

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/13/2005
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

Physical Geology, Eleventh Edition, is the latest refinement of a classic introductory text that has helped countless students learn basic physical geology concepts for over 20 years. Students taking introductory physical geology to fulfill a science elective, as well as those contemplating a career in geology, will appreciate the accessible writing style and depth of coverage in Physical Geology. Hundreds of carefully rendered illustrations and accompanying photographs correlate perfectly with the chapter descriptions to help readers quickly grasp new geologic concepts. Numerous chapter learning tools and a rich Online Learning Center website further assist students in their study of physical geology.For professors, McGraw-Hill offers a complete supplement package consisting of slides, transparencies, computerized testbank, PowerPoint lectures, and digital images of every single piece of artwork and photograph in the text. These valuable supplements will make teaching easier and assist in fully conveying important concepts to students. McGraw-Hill is committed to adding considerable quality to each new edition of Physical Geology in the form of new and revised content, artwork, supplements, and media technology. Professors can adopt Physical Geology, Eleventh Edition, with confidence and count on the authors and McGraw-Hill to help them most effectively teach introductory physical geology.

Table of Contents

1 Introducing Geology, the Essentials of Plate Tectonics, and other Important Concepts

2 Atoms, Elements, and Minerals

3 Igneous Rocks, Intrusive Activity, and the Origin of Igneous Rocks

4 Volcanism and Extrusive Rocks

5 Weathering and Soil

6 Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks

7 Metamorphism, Metamorphic Rocks, and Hydrothermal Rocks

8 Time and Geology

9 Mass Wasting

10 Streams and Floods

11 Ground Water

12 Glaciers and Glaciation

13 Deserts and Wind Action

14 Waves, Beaches and Coasts

15 Geologic Structures

16 Earthquakes

17 Earth's Interior and Geophysical Properties

18 The Sea Floor

19 Plate Tectonics

20 Mountain Belts and the Continental Crust

21 Geologic Resources

22 The Earth's Companions

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