Physical Geology: The Science of Earth

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-03-17
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

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Physical Geology: The Science of Earth, 2nd Edition provides students with a variety of ways to learn the content of physical geology and offer them an opportunity to learn through multiple intelligences. Throughout the text, the challenge of critical thinking and the high-interest of relevant subject matter is used to build on other knowledge. Physical Geology: The Science of Earth, 2nd Edition explores all the standard introductory Physical Geology topics using recent research, innovative pedagogy and a stunning art program to show students how they can take geology and apply it to their world as a whole.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An introduction to geology.

Chapter 2 Solar system.

Chapter 3 Plate tectonics.

Chapter 4 Minerals.

Chapter 5 Igneous rock.

Chapter 6 Volcanoes.

Chapter 7 Weathering.

Chapter 8 Sedimentary rock.

Chapter 9 Metamorphic rock.

Chapter 10 Geologic resources.

Chapter 11 Mountain building.

Chapter 12 Earthquakes.

Chapter 13 Geologic time.

Chapter 14 Earth’s history.

Chapter 15 The geology of the united states.

Chapter 16 Global warming.

Chapter 17 Glaciers and paleoclimatology.

Chapter 18 Mass wasting.

Chapter 19 Surface water.

Chapter 20 Groundwater.

Chapter 21 Deserts and wind.

Chapter 22 Coastal geology.

Chapter 23 Marine geology.

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