Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with over 70 students and faculty, GEOL, First Edition, is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. This streamlined yet comprehensive text focuses on the core concepts of physical geology, including strong coverage of systems and plate tectonics, while also devoting three chapters to historical geology to give students a complete overview of all facets of introductory geology. This reader-friendly, visually striking text brings geology to life even for non-science majors, providing the knowledge and understanding they need to build on their natural curiosity about the landscapes around them, as well as the environmental and resource issues they encounter in the news. GEOL, First Edition, offers a thorough and effective introduction to geology that will help students appreciate the importance of physical geology and its relevance to their everyday lives.
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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 Rocks. 7. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks. 8. Earthquakes and Earth's 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 Principals. 18. Earth History. 19. Life History.