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Essential Earth / Edition 1

Essential Earth / Edition 1

by Thomas H. Jordan, John Grotzinger
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The Essential Earth is a whole new way to open students’ eyes to the physical world around them, to learn how scientists explore it, and what we need to do to both protect ourselves from it (hazards) as well as protect it from us (global change).   In just 14 chapters, it offers a well-focused introduction to the basics of geology that emphasize the process of science and how humans interact with our home, Spaceship Earth.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429204293
Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date: 01/10/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Why We Study Earth
2. How We Study Earth
3. Plate Tectonics: The Unifying Theory of Geology
4. Earth Materials: Minerals and Rocks
5. Igneous Processes and Volcanism
6. Sedimentation: Rocks Formed by Surface Processes
7. Deformation and Metamorphism
8. Timing the Geologic Record
9. History of Earth
10. The Climate System and Glaciation
11. The Hydrologic Cycle and Groundwater
12. Shaping the Earth's Surface: Streams, Coastlines, and Wind
13. Earthquakes and Earth Structure
14. Human Impact on Earth's Environment

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