Essentials of Physical Geology / Edition 5

Essentials of Physical Geology / Edition 5

by Reed Wicander, James S. Monroe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0538797908

ISBN-13: 9780538797900

Pub. Date: 02/15/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ESSENTIALS OF GEOLOGY, Fifth Edition, is a shorter, "less is more" version of Wicander and Monroe's PHYSICAL GEOLOGY text. In the same tradition, the authors present the material in a clear, consistent voice, appropriately focusing on the core concepts of physical geology, with an emphasis on plate tectonics and the dynamic nature of Earth. The engaging examples

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ESSENTIALS OF GEOLOGY, Fifth Edition, is a shorter, "less is more" version of Wicander and Monroe's PHYSICAL GEOLOGY text. In the same tradition, the authors present the material in a clear, consistent voice, appropriately focusing on the core concepts of physical geology, with an emphasis on plate tectonics and the dynamic nature of Earth. The engaging examples and images throughout the text enhance your understanding and appreciation of physical geology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780538797900
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
807,190
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Earth: A Dynamic and Evolving Planet 2. Plate Tectonics: A Unifying Theory 3. Minerals—The Building Blocks of Rocks 4. Igneous Rocks and Intrusive Igneous Activity 5. Volcanoes and Volcanism 6. Weathering, Soil, and Sedimentary Rock 7. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks 8. Earthquakes and Earths Interior 9. The Seafloor 10. Deformation, Mountain Building, and the Continents 11. Mass Wasting 12. Running Water 13. Groundwater 14. Glaciers and Glaciation 15. The Work of Wind and Deserts 16. Shorelines and Shoreline Processes 17. Geologic Time: Concepts and Principles

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