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Overview

SERIES INFORMATION
Get all you need to know with Super Reviews. Each Super Review's in-depth, student-friendly topic review is specifically designed to help students grasp subject fundamentals clearly and quickly. The books also include pertinent examples, illustrations, and a readable organizational format for smart study. 
 
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The new and revised 2nd edition of Geology Super Review covers the Earth’s historical ages, weathering, rivers, underground waters, glaciers, lakes, oceans, volcanoes, Earth's crust movements, composition and structure of minerals and rocks, and more. This review is excellent for discovering how much you've learned and where you need to concentrate more study. Ideal as an aid for self-study, as well as a perfect textbook companion.
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- From cover to cover, each concise topic review is easy to follow and easy to grasp – excellent when preparing for homework, quizzes, and exams.
- Key illustrations and photographs illuminate pertinent information.
- Student-friendly language is easy to read and comprehend
- Includes explanations and details enhance your understanding of all elements of the subject and help you improve and retain the information you need.

 Real review, Real practice, Real results.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738603575
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Series: Super Reviews Study Guides
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 981,598
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 GEOLOGIC TIME

The Relative Time Scale 

The Radiometric Time Scale 

The Age of the Earth 

2 FOSSILS, ROCKS, AND TIME

Putting Events in Order 

The Relative Time Scale 

Rocks and Layers 

Fossils and Rocks 

Fossil Succession 

The Numeric Time Scale 

3 THE EARTH’S INTERIOR

The Crust 

The Mantle 

The Core 

The Structure of the Moon 

4 ROCKS AND MINERALS

Rocks

Igneous Rocks 

Naming Igneous Rocks 

Sedimentary Rocks 

Metamorphic Rocks 

Useful Terms 

5 VOLCANOES

The Nature of Volcanoes 

Principal Types of Volcanoes 

Other Volcanic Structures 

Types of Volcanic Eruptions 

Submarine Volcanoes 

Geysers, Fumaroles, and Hot Springs 

Volcano Environments 

Plate-Tectonics Theory 

Extraterrestrial Volcanism 

Volcano Monitoring and Research 

Volcanoes and People 

6 GLACIERS

Glacial Hazards 

Glacial Advances 

Glaciers and Climatic Change 

7 DESERTS

How the Atmosphere Influences Aridity 

Where Deserts Form 

Types of Deserts 

Desert Features 

Eolian Processes 

Types of Dunes 

Remote Sensing of Arid Lands 

Mineral Resources in Deserts 

Desertification 

8 EARTHQUAKES

Earthquakes in History 

Where Earthquakes Occur

How Earthquakes Happen 

Measuring Earthquakes 

Volcanoes and Earthquakes 

Predicting Earthquakes 

9 HISTORICAL GEOLOGY

Fossils 

Geological Chronology 

Divisions of Geological Time 

10 EARTH BEFORE THE CAMBRIAN

Pre-Cambrian Eras 

The Archaeozoic Era 

The Proterozoic Era 

11 THE CAMBRIAN PERIOD

Life of the Cambrian 

Plants 

Animals 

Summary 

12 THE ORDOVICIAN PERIOD

Petroleum and Natural Gas 

Life of the Ordovician 

Plants 

Summary 

13 THE SILURIAN PERIOD

Life of the Silurian 

Summary 

14 THE DEVONIAN PERIOD

Life of the Devonian 

Plants 

Summary 

15 THE CARBONIFEROUS

AND PERMIAN PERIODS

Mississippian or Lower Carboniferous 

Pennsylvanian or Upper Carboniferous 

Coal Fields of North America 

Summary of the Pennsylvanian 

Permian 

Invertebrates of the Carboniferous and Permian 

Vertebrates of the Carboniferous and Permian 

Carboniferous and Permian Plants 

Coal 

Problems of the Permian 

Summary of the Paleozoic Era 

16 THE MESOZOIC ERA: AGE OF REPTILES

Triassic 

Jurassic 

Early Cretaceous 

Late Cretaceous 

Life of the Mesozoic 

Invertebrates 

Fish and Amphibians 

Reptiles 

Dinosaurs 

Toothed Birds 

Mammals 

Plants 

Climate 

Coal 

17 THE CENOZOIC ERA: AGE OF MAMMALS

Tertiary Period 

Physical Geography of the Tertiary—Eocene 

Oligocene 

Miocene 

Pliocene 

Life of the Tertiary 

Factors in the Evolution of Mammals 

Odd-Toed Mammals (Perissidactyls) 

Even-Toed Hoofed Mammals (Artiodactyls) 

Other Animals 

Invertebrates 

Vegetation 

Climate 

Effects of Isolation and Migration 

18 THE QUATERNARY PERIOD

Changes at the Close of the Tertiary 

Distribution of the Ice Sheets 

Development of the Ice Sheets 

Glacial and Interglacial Stages 

History of the Great Lakes 

Other Pleistocene Lakes 

Loess 

Duration 

Causes of Glaciation 

Effects of Glaciation 

Life of the Pleistocene 

Prehistoric Man 

Future Habitability of the Earth 

APPENDIX: COMMON MINERALS

Iron Minerals 

Zinc Minerals 

Calcium Minerals 

Copper Minerals

Lead Minerals 

Silica Minerals 

Silicate Minerals 

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