9780470419472

Visualizing Geology, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470419472

  • ISBN10:

    0470419474

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-01
  • Publisher: WILEY

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Summary

Partnered with the National Geographic Society, Visualizing Geography is the only book in the field that integrates text with high quality art. By adding to this already impressive art program with additional process diagrams and visualizing features, the second edition helps readers gain a sound understanding of basic geologic processes and the environmental ramifications of Earth's systems. It introduces plate tectonics early and incorporates numerous illustrations and photos to make the difficult concepts easier to comprehend. Readers will also benefit from the structured and effective format and accessible writing style.

Table of Contents

Earth as a Planet
Earth Materials
How Old is Old? The Rock Record and Deep Geologic Time
Plate Tectonics
Earthquakes and Earth's Interior
Volcanoes and Igneous Rocks
Weathering and Erosion
From Sediment to Sedimentary Rock
Folds, Faults, and Geologic Maps
Metamorphism: New Rocks From Old
Water On and Under the Ground
The Oceans and the Atmosphere
Deserts, Glaciers, and Climate Change
A Brief History of Life on Earth
Understanding Earth's Resources
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