Physical Geology: Earth Revealed / Edition 7

Physical Geology: Earth Revealed / Edition 7

by A. Bruce Carlson, Charles C. Plummer, Diane H. Carlson, David McGeary
     
 

ISBN-10: 007325648X

ISBN-13: 9780073256481

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Physical Geology: Earth Revealed is a classic in introductory geology classes. This text, which includes the same information as the market-leading Physical Geology, 11th Edition, is for the professor who wants to use the same valuable information and engaging format but in a different teaching sequence. Coverage of plate tectonics is moved to the beginning of the…  See more details below

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Physical Geology: Earth Revealed is a classic in introductory geology classes. This text, which includes the same information as the market-leading Physical Geology, 11th Edition, is for the professor who wants to use the same valuable information and engaging format but in a different teaching sequence. Coverage of plate tectonics is moved to the beginning of the book.

In keeping with the long-standing tradition, the seventh edition has been updated to include the most current information from the various sub-disciplines that comprise physical geology. The book’s purpose is to clearly present the various aspects of physical geology so that students can understand the logic of what scientists have discovered, as well as the elegant way the parts are interrelated to explain how Earth, as a whole, works. The outstanding art program and proven, accessible writing style will grab students' attention and further their interest.

This text continues to be used as the official textbook to accompany the Annenberg CPB distributed telecourse for physical geology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073256481
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
617
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introducing Geology, the Essentials of Plate Tectonics, and other Important Concepts

2 Earth's Interior and Geophysical Properties

3 The Sea Floor

4 Plate Tectonics

5 Mountain Belts and the Continental Crust

6 Geologic Structures

7 Earthquakes

8 Time and Geology

9 Atoms, Elements, and Minerals

10 Volcanism and Extrusive Rocks

11 Igneous Rocks, Intrusive Activity, and the Origin of Igneous Rocks

12 Weathering and Soil

13 Mass Wasting

14 Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks

15 Metamorphism, Metamorphic Rocks, and Hydrothermal Rocks

16 Streams and Floods

17 Ground Water

18 Deserts and Wind Action

19 Glaciers and Glaciation

20 Waves, Beaches and Coasts

21 Geologic Resources

22 The Earth's Companions

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