The Changing Earth: Exploring Geology and Evolution / Edition 1

The Changing Earth: Exploring Geology and Evolution / Edition 1

by James S. Monroe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0314028331

ISBN-13: 9780314028334

Pub. Date: 02/28/1994

Publisher: West Group

A text/CD-ROM package for an introductory course in geology, treating geology and its processes and offering an understanding of how geology relates to the human experience. Coverage encompasses the Earth's materials, earthquakes and the Earth's interior, surface processes, geologic time, fossils and evolution, the origin of the universe, and the geologic history of…  See more details below

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A text/CD-ROM package for an introductory course in geology, treating geology and its processes and offering an understanding of how geology relates to the human experience. Coverage encompasses the Earth's materials, earthquakes and the Earth's interior, surface processes, geologic time, fossils and evolution, the origin of the universe, and the geologic history of the Earth. The fourth edition adds a final chapter that puts physical and historical geology in perspective. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314028334
Publisher:
West Group
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
650

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Earth: An Introduction. 2. Minerals-The Building Blocks of Rocks. 3. Igneous Rocks and Intrusive Igneous Activity. 4. Volcanism and Volcanoes. 5. Weathering, Soil, and Sedimentary Rocks. 6. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks. 7. Earthquakes and Earth's Interior. 8. The Sea Floor. 9. Plate Tectonics: A Unifying Theory. 10. Deformation and Mountain Building, and the Continents. 11. Mass Wasting. 12. Running Water. 13. Groundwater. 14. Glaciers and Glaciation. 15. The Work of Wind and Deserts. 16. Shorelines and Shoreline Processes. 17. Geologic Time: Concepts and Principles. 18. Evolution-The Theory and Its Supporting Evidence. 19. A History of the Universe, Solar System, and Planets. 20. Precambrian Earth and Life History. 21. Paleozoic Earth History. 22. Paleozoic Life History. 23. Mesozoic Earth and Life History. 24. Cenozoic Earth and Life History. Appendices. Glossary. Index.

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