Visualizing Geology / Edition 3

Visualizing Geology / Edition 3

by Barbara W. Murck
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1118129865

ISBN-13: 9781118129869

Pub. Date: 04/17/2012

Publisher: Wiley

Offering a visually engaging approach, this book helps readers become "geologically literate" with a sound understanding of basic geologic processes and the environmental ramifications of Earth's systems. It introduces plate tectonics early and incorporates numerous illustrations and photos to make the difficult concepts easier to comprehend. Readers will also

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Offering a visually engaging approach, this book helps readers become "geologically literate" with a sound understanding of basic geologic processes and the environmental ramifications of Earth's systems. It introduces plate tectonics early and incorporates numerous illustrations and photos to make the difficult concepts easier to comprehend. Readers will also benefit from the structured and effective format and accessible writing style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118129869
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/17/2012
Series:
Visualizing Series , #212
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
230,728
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Earth as a Planet.

Chapter 2. Earth Minerals.

Chapter 3. How Old is Old? The Rock Record and Deep Geologic Time.

Chapter 4. Plate Tectonics.

Chapter 5. Earthquakes and Earth's Interior.

Chapter 6. Volcanoes and Igneous Rocks.

Chapter 7. Weathering and Erosion.

Chapter 8. From Sediment to Sedimentary Rock.

Chapter 9. Folds, Faults, and Geologic Maps.

Chapter 10. Metamorphism: New Rocks From Old.

Chapter 11. Water On and Under the Ground.

Chapter 12. The Oceans and the Atmosphere.

Chapter 13. Deserts, Glaciers, and Climate Change.

Chapter 14. A Brief History of Life on Earth.

Chapter 15. Understanding Earth's Resources.

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