Changing Earth: Exploring Geology and Evolution / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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
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About the Author
James S. Monroe is Professor Emeritus of Geology at Central Michigan University, where he taught Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Prehistoric Life and Stratigraphy and Sedimentology beginning in 1975 and served as chair of the Geology Department. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Montana. The co-author of several textbooks with Reed Wicander, Dr. Monroe has interests in Cenozoic geology and geologic education. A resident of Chico, California, Dr. Monroe remains active in geology by teaching courses to a large group of retirees.
Reed Wicander is Professor Emeritus of Geology at Central Michigan University, where he taught Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Prehistoric Life and Invertebrate Paleontology. Currently, he is an adjunct professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Reed earned his B.S. degree in geology from San Diego State University and his Ph.D. from UCLA. His main research focuses on various aspects of Paleozoic palynology, specifically the study of acritarchs, a group of organic-walled microphytoplankton, on which he has published many papers. In addition, he has co-authored numerous geology textbooks with James S. Monroe. He is a past president of the American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists - The Palynological Society and Commission Internationale de la Microflore du Paleozoïque as well as a former councillor of the International Federation of Palynological Societies.
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 Plutons. 5. Volcanoes and Volcanism. 6. Weathering, Erosion, and Soil. 7. Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks. 8. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks. 9. Earthquakes and Earth's Interior. 10. Deformation, Mountain Building, and Earth's Crust. 11. Mass Wasting. 12. Running Water--Streams and Rivers. 13. Groundwater. 14. Glaciers and Glaciation. 15. The Work of Wind and Deserts. 16. Oceans, Shorelines, and Shoreline Processes. 17. Geologic Time: Concepts and Principles. 18. Organic Evolution--The Theory and Its Supporting Evidence. 19. Precambrian Earth and Life History. 20. Paleozoic Earth History. 21. Paleozoic Life History. 22. Mesozoic Earth and Life History. 23. Cenozoic Earth and Life History. 24. Geology in Perspective.