Current Perspectives in Geology: 2000 Edition / Edition 5

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1999 Trade paperback 5th 2000 ed. New. No dust jacket as issued. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 240 p. Audience: General/trade.

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This book, containing 42 current articles, supplements any geology textbook and is ideal for instructors who include a writing, research, or reading component in their course, or wish to emphasize critical analysis. The articles are from a number of general interest and science magazines, such as Discover, Science, New Scientist, Geotimes, Earth, and Nature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534372132
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Series: Earth Science Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

PART 1: THE ORIGIN OF THE EARTH AND ITS INTERNAL PROCESSES 1. Dynamics of Earth's Interior 2. Mantle Plumes and Mountains 3. The Globe Inside Our Planet 4. Travels of America PART 2: EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES 5. What's This Volcano Trying to Tell Us? 6. Faulty Premise 7. Clues from a Village: Dating a Volcanic Eruption 8. Like a Bolt from the Blue PART 3: EXTERNAL EARTH PROCESSES AND EXTRATERRESTRIAL GEOLOGY 9. Ancient Sea-Level Swings Confirmed 10. The Seafloor Laid Bare 11. Rocks at the Mars Pathfinder Landing Site 12. A Martian Chronicle 13. Pluto Reconsidered PART 4: RESOURCES AND POLLUTION 14. Sharing the Planet: Can Humans and Nature Coexist? 15. Sharing the Wealth 16. Water for Food Production: Will There Be Enough in 2025? 17. Paradise Lost: America's Disappearing Wetlands 18. Hydrologic Manipulations for the Channelized Kissimmee River 19. Do Soils Need Our Protection? 20. Waste Not 21. The Greening of Plastics 22. Is Combustion of Plastics Desirable? 23. Acid Rain Control: Success on the Cheap 24. The Complexity of Urban Stone Decay PART 5: GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE-PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE 25. Spending Our Great Inheritance-Then What? 26. Deep Freeze 27. Underground Temperatures Reveal Changing Climate 28. Verdict (Almost) In 29. The Heat is On 30. The Day The Sea Stood Still 31. The Storm in the Machine PART 6: THE HISTORY OF LIFE-ORIGINS, EVOLUTION, AND EXTINCTION 32. Life's First Scalding Steps 33. Digging Up the Roots of Life 34. When Life Exploded 35. Cooking Up a Storm 36. What the Dinosaurs Left Us 37. Fossils Indicate Dinosaurs Nested on Eggs 38. Feathers Don''t Make the Bird 39. The Dinosaur Detectives 40. Meteors That Changed the World 41. Did Darwin Get It All Right? 42. New Mammal Data Challenge Evolutionary Pulse Theory ANSWERS

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