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Physical Geology: Earth Revealed

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780073376677

ISBN10:
0073376671
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/3/2008
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

Physical Geology: Earth Revealedis appropriate for introductory physical geology classes. This text, which includes the same information as the market-leadingPhysical Geology- 12th edition, by Plummer/Carlson, is for the instructor who prefers to cover plate tectonics early in the course.The eighth edition has been updated to include the most current information from the various sub-disciplines that comprise physical geology. The book's purpose is to clearly present geologic processes so that students can understand the logic of scientific methods. This text features an outstanding art program and a proven, accessible writing style.This text continues to be used as the official textbook to accompany the Annenberg CPB distributed telecourse for physical geology.

Table of Contents

Introducing Geology, the Essentials of Plate Tectonics, and Other Important Concepts
Earth’s Interior and Geophysical Properties
The Sea Floor
Plate Tectonics
Mountain Belts and the Continental Crust
Geologic Structures
Earthquakes
Time and Geology
Atoms, Elements, and Minerals
Volcanism and Extrusive Rocks
Igneous Rocks, Intrusive Activity, and the Origin of Igneous Rocks
Weathering and Soil
Mass Wasting
Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphism, Metamorphic Rocks, and Hydrothermal Rocks
Streams and Floods
Ground Water
Deserts and Wind Action
Glaciers and Glaciation
Waves, Beaches, and Coasts
Geologic Resources
The Earth’s Companions
Appendices A-G
Glossary
Index
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