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On the Rocks: Earth Science for Everyone

By: John S Dickey

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jun 1996 | #56815 | ISBN: 0471132349
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About this book

Short, readable exploration of the Earth's geology and history. Assumes no prior knowledge.


Contents

Gathering Stardust. Atoms, Crystals, and Rocks. Hot Enough to Melt. From Mud to Metamorphism. Older than the Hills. Folding, Faulting, and Floating. On Trembling Ground in an Ambivalent Field. How Continents Move. Ores, Energy, Radwaste, and Water. Diamonds. Neighbors Near the Sun. Worlds More Distant and Strange. Afterword. References. Index.

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Biography

JOHN S. DICKEY, Jr., is Dean of Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

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