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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|
|Mountain Belts and the Continental Crust|
|Time and Geology|
|Atoms, Elements, and Minerals|
|Volcanism and Extrusive Rocks|
|Igneous Rocks, Intrusive Activity, and the Origin of Igneous Rocks|
|Weathering and Soil|
|Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks|
|Metamorphism, Metamorphic Rocks, and Hydrothermal Rocks|
|Streams and Floods|
|Deserts and Wind Action|
|Glaciers and Glaciation|
|Waves, Beaches, and Coasts|
|The Earth’s Companions|
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