Physical Geology : Earth Revealed

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-12-17
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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This text, which includes the same information as the market-leading Physical Geology 10th edition, is for the professor who wants to use the same valuable information and engaging format but in a different teaching sequence. Coverage of plate tectonics is moved to the beginning of the book. The text is also used as the official Annenberg CPB distributed telecourse for physical geology.The beautiful new art program and interactive writing style will grab students' attention and further their interest in the subject.

Table of Contents

1 Introducing Geology and An Overview of Important Concepts

2 Earth's Interior and Geophysical Properties

3 The Sea Floor

4 Plate Tectonics

5 Mountain Belts and the Continental Crust

6 Geologic Structures

7 Earthquakes

8 Time and Geology

9 Atoms, Elements, and Minerals

10 Volcanism and Extrusive Rocks

11 Igneous Rocks, Intrusive Activity, and the Origin of Igneous Rocks

12 Weathering and Soil

13 Mass Wasting

14 Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks

15 Metamorphism, Metamorphic Rocks, and Hydrothermal Rocks

16 Streams and Floods

17 Ground Water

18 Deserts and Wind Action

19 Glaciers and Glaciation

20 Waves, Beaches and Coasts

21 Geologic Resources

22 The Earth's Companions

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