Physical Geology / Edition 14

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Overview

Physical Geology, 14th edition, is the latest refinement of a classic introductory text that has helped countless students learn basic physical geology concepts for over 25 years. Students taking introductory physical geology to fulfill a science elective, as well as those contemplating a career in geology, will appreciate the accessible writing style and depth of coverage in Physical Geology. Hundreds of carefully rendered illustrations and accompanying photographs correlate perfectly with the chapter descriptions to help readers quickly grasp new geologic concepts. Numerous chapter learning tools and a website further assist students in their study of physical geology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073369389
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 2/27/2012
  • Edition number: 14
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 89,794
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Carlos Plummer is a professor at California State University - Sacramento.

Diane Carlson is a professor at California State University - Sacramento.

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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
Appendices A-G
Glossary
Index
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