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Physical Geology, 13th edition, is the latest refinement of a classic introductory text that has helped countless students learn basic physical geology concepts for over 25 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 inPhysical 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 website further assist students in their study of physical geology.
Table of Contents
|Introducing Geology, the Essentials of Plate Tectonics, and Other Important Concepts|
|Atoms, Elements and Minerals|
|Igneous Rocks, Intrusive Activity, and the Origin of Igneous Rocks|
|Volcanism and Extrusive Rocks|
|Weathering and Soil|
|Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks|
|Metamorphism, Metamorphic Rocks, and Hydrothermal Rocks|
|Time and Geology|
|Streams and Floods|
|Glaciers and Glaciation|
|Deserts and Wind Action|
|Waves, Beaches and Coasts|
|Earth's Interior and Geophysical Properties|
|The Sea Floor|
|Mountain Belts and the Continental Crust|
|The Earth's Companions|
|Identification of Minerals|
|Identification of Rocks|
|The Elements Most Significant to Geology|
|Periodic Table of Elements|
|Selected Conversion Factors|
|Commonly Used Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots|
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