9780072402469

Physical Geology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072402469

  • ISBN10:

    0072402466

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/22/2002
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

Physical Geology is a market-leading classic that has been used in classrooms for over 20 years. Updated to include the latest technology and most current information, Physical Geology is for both non-science majors and for students contemplating majoring in geology. The beautiful new art program and interactive writing style will grab students' attention and further their interest in geology.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Physical Geology

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 Sediments 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

Appendixes

A Identification of Minerals

B Identification of Rocks

C The Elements Most Significant to Geology

D Periodic Table of Elements

E Selected Conversion Factors

F Rock Symbols

G Commonly Used Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots

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