Physical Geology: Exploring the Earth

Physical Geology: Exploring the Earth

by James S. Monroe, Reed Wicander
     
 

ISBN-10: 0314005595

ISBN-13: 9780314005595

Pub. Date: 01/01/1992

Publisher: West Group

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:
9780314005595
Publisher:
West Group
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Pages:
639

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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