9780072528152

Physical Geology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072528152

  • ISBN10:

    007252815X

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 12/1/2003
  • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL
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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

Introduction to Physical Geology
Atoms, Elements, and Minerals
Igneous Rocks, Intrusive Activity, and the Origin of Igneous Rocks
Volcanism and Extrusive Rocks
Weathering and Soil
Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphism, Metamorphic Rocks, and Hydrothermal Rocks
Time and Geology
Mass Wasting
Streams and Floods
Ground Water
Glaciers and Glaciation
Deserts and Wind Action
Waves, Beaches, and Coasts
Geologic Structures
Earthquakes
Earth's Interior and Geophysical Properties
The Sea Floor
Plate Tectonics
Mountain Belts and the Continental Crust
Geologic Resources
Appendixes
Identification of Minerals
Identification of Rocks
The Elements Most Significant to Geology
Periodic Table of Elements
Selected Conversion Factors
Rock Symbols
Commonly Used Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
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