ISBN-10:
0131474642
ISBN-13:
9780131474642
Pub. Date:
01/10/2006
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Geology / Edition 4

Geology / Edition 4

by Stanley Chernicoff, Donna Whitney
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ISBN-13: 9780131474642
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 01/10/2006
Series: Geos: the Pearson Custom Library for Geography and Geology Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 744
Product dimensions: 9.36(w) x 10.54(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

I. Forming the Earth

1. A First Look at Planet Earth — Its Origins, Systems, and Tectonic Plates

2. Minerals

3. Igneous Rocks and Processes

4. Volcanoes and Volcanism

5. Weathering — The Breakdown of Rocks

6. Sedimentary Processes, Environments, and Rocks

7. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks

8. Telling Time Geologically

II. Shaping the Earth’s Crust

9. Earth Structures — Folds, Faults, and Fabrics

10. Earthquakes

11. The Earth’s Interior — What’s Going on Down There?

12. Plate Tectonics and the Formation of the Earth’s Oceans

13. Continental Tectonics and the Formation of the Earth’s Continents

III. Sculpting the Earth’s Surface

14. Mass Movement

15. Streams and Floods

16. Groundwater

17. Glaciers and Ice Ages

18. Deserts and the Work of Winds

19. Shores and Coastal Processes

20. Human Use of the Earth’s Resources

Appendices

Glossary

Photo Credit

Index

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