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The Field Guide to Geology
     

The Field Guide to Geology

by David Lambert, Diagram Group
 

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The Field Guide to Geology, New Edition recounts the fascinating story of the Earth in a vivid, engaging fashion. Written by a team of eminent geologists and educators, the book is a concise, comprehensive overview of the processes that forged the planet and the technologies that have revolutionized the way that scientists investigate Earth's systems.

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The Field Guide to Geology, New Edition recounts the fascinating story of the Earth in a vivid, engaging fashion. Written by a team of eminent geologists and educators, the book is a concise, comprehensive overview of the processes that forged the planet and the technologies that have revolutionized the way that scientists investigate Earth's systems.

The goal of the book is to articulate how matter, stars, and the solar system evolved; how the Earth acquired its shape and surface; the structure of the Earth's crust; the major forms of igneous rock and the processes by which all rocks are created; the relationship between soil and rock erosion and the flow of rivers; and the effect of ice and wind on the Earth's surface. Updated and expanded, this new edition concludes with two new chapters-one that explains how technology enables planet scientists to measure the behavior of Earth's complex systems in real time and the other on notable scientists whose research and discoveries have advanced the field of geology. An extensive list of significant geological museums and collections, Web sites, and associations is also included. Featuring more than 750 two-color maps, charts, and other illustrations-more than 200 new to this edition-the book is a fine primer in geological science for readers who wish to understand the course of the Earth's evolution.

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Reprint of The Cambridge guide to the earth, CUP, 1988. A book of rudiments for young adults. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816065103
Publisher:
Checkmark Books
Publication date:
12/15/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
704,392
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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