Visualizing Geology

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2015-12-21
  • Publisher: Wiley

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The newly revised Fourth Edition of Visualizing Geology, WileyPLUS NextGen Card and Loose-leaf Set Single Semester delivers an authoritative and thorough exploration of introductory Earth system science and geology in the distinctive style of the Wiley Visualizing series. Students learn about the three grand geologic cycles – tectonic, rock, and water – and how they interact to create and shape the geologic features we see and experience. This single-semester loose-leaf set includes access to the renowned WileyPLUS NextGen digital learning environment, an indispensable pedagogical addition to any classroom.

Author Biography

BARBARA MURCK is the director of environmental programs at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, in Ontario, Canada. She is the coauthor of several leading textbooks, including Environmental Geology and Geology Today: Understanding Our Planet.

Table of Contents

1: Earth as a Planet

2: Earth Materials

3: How Old is Old? The Rock Record and Geologic Time

4: Plate Tectonics

5: Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior

6: Volcanoes and Igneous Rocks

7: Weathering and Erosion

8: From Sediment to Sedimentary Rock

9: Folds, Faults, and Geologic Maps

10: Metamorphism: New Rocks from Old

11: Water On and Under the Ground

12: The Ocean and the Atmosphere

13: Climatic Extremes: Deserts and Glaciers

14: Earth’s Climates: Past, Present, Future

15: A Brief History of Life on Earth

16: Understanding Earth’s Resources

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