Visualizing Geology / Edition 1

Visualizing Geology / Edition 1

by Barbara W. Murck, Brian J. Skinner, Dana Mackenzie, Dana MacKenzie
     
 

Murck's 3rd edition of Visualizing Geology maximizes the use of National Geographic Society photographs, maps, illustrations and video to bring dynamic Earth processes. From the ground-up, this text is designed to better meet the needs of those involved in the large mainstream Physical Geology course and working to attain a science credit. The

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Murck's 3rd edition of Visualizing Geology maximizes the use of National Geographic Society photographs, maps, illustrations and video to bring dynamic Earth processes. From the ground-up, this text is designed to better meet the needs of those involved in the large mainstream Physical Geology course and working to attain a science credit. The text provides pedagogy to help readers better digest more material than they would in a conventional textbook. Moreover it provides information about geology as a discipline as a dynamic and growing science, to move readers beyond the idea that geology is simply about the memorization of terms related to dead rocks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471747277
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/22/2007
Series:
Visualizing Series, #1
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
9.17(w) x 10.83(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Earth as a Planet 2

2 Earth Materials 34

3 How Old is Old? The Rock Record and Geologic Time 64

4 Plate Tectonics 92

5 Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior 118

6 Volcanoes and Igneous Rocks 150

7 Weathering and Erosion 188

8 From Sediment to Sedimentary Rock 218

9 Folds, Faults, and Geological Maps 248

10 Metamorphism: New Rock from Old 278

11 Water On and Under the Ground 306

12 The Ocean and the Atmosphere 344

13 Climatic Extremes: Deserts and Glaciers 384

14 Earth’s Climates: Past, Present, Future 416

15 A Brief History of Life on Earth 454

16 Understanding Earth’s Resources 492

Appendix A: Units and Their Conversions 526

Appendix B: Periodic Table of Elements 528

Appendix C: Tables of the Properties of Selected Common Minerals 529

Appendix D: Self-Test Answers 532

Glossary 533

Table and Line Art Credits 538

Photo Credits 540

Index 545

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