CliffsQuickReview Physical Geology

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CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions.

Whether you're new to rocks and minerals or just brushing up on a favorite old subject, CliffsQuickReview Physical Geology can help. This guide not only helps you understand how glaciation, running water, weathering, and erosion have formed the landscapes we see...

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Overview

CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions.

Whether you're new to rocks and minerals or just brushing up on a favorite old subject, CliffsQuickReview Physical Geology can help. This guide not only helps you understand how glaciation, running water, weathering, and erosion have formed the landscapes we see today, but as you work your way through this guide, you'll find out about

  • The earth's components
  • Geologic structures
  • Igneous rocks
  • Sedimentary rocks
  • Metamorphic rocks

CliffsQuickReview Physical Geology is an invaluable reference for those who want to understand complex processes deep inside the earth like plate tectonics, volcanic activity, and mountain-building. Here are just a few of the things you'll learn about:

  • The earth's origin
  • Shorelines
  • Deserts and winds
  • The ocean floor
  • Earthquakes

With titles available for all the most popular high school and college courses, CliffsQuickReview guides are a comprehensive resource that can help you get the best possible grades.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822053354
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 6/6/1998
  • Series: Cliffs Quick Review Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

The Earth's Components.

Igneous Rocks.

Sedimentary Rocks.

Metamorphic Rocks.

Geologic Structures.

Weathering and Erosion.

Mass Wasting.

Running Water.

Glaciers and Glaciation.

Groundwater.

The Shorelines.

Deserts and Winds.

Earthquakes.

Inside the Earth.

The Ocean Floor.

Plate Tectonics.

Mountain-Building.

Geologic Time.

Earth Resources We Depend On.

Our Solar System.

Glossary.

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