Physical Geology: Exploring the Earth / Edition 6

Physical Geology: Exploring the Earth / Edition 6

by James S. Monroe, Reed Wicander, Richard Hazlett
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0495110019

ISBN-13: 9780495110019

Pub. Date: 03/21/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning

How does the planet work and why is this important to know? In PHYSICAL GEOLOGY: EXPLORING THE EARTH doesn't just explain physical geology and its processes; it places that knowledge within the context of human experience by consistently emphasizing relevance, resources, and the environment. The authors consistently demonstrate how geology relates to the human

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How does the planet work and why is this important to know? In PHYSICAL GEOLOGY: EXPLORING THE EARTH doesn't just explain physical geology and its processes; it places that knowledge within the context of human experience by consistently emphasizing relevance, resources, and the environment. The authors consistently demonstrate how geology relates to the human experience. Explore your reaction to particular situations through "What would you do?" questions throughout the text. "Geology in Your Life" sections address today'sconcerns, especially in the areas of environment and energy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495110019
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/21/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(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, Erosion, and Soil. 7. Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks. 8. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks. 9. Geologic Time: Concepts and Principles. 10. Earthquakes. 11. Earth's Interior. 12. The Seafloor. 13. Deformation, Mountain Building, and the Evolution of continents. 14. Mass Wasting. 15. Running Water. 16. Groundwater. 17. Glaciers and Glaciation. 18. The Work of Winds and Deserts. 19. Shorelines and Shoreline Processes. 20: Geology and Humanity.

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