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Physical Geology

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By: BJ Skinner and SC Porter

764 pages, Col photos, illus and maps throughout

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1987 | #14150 | ISBN: 0471056685
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Contents: Part 1: planet Earth and its materials; Part 2: time and the changing landscape; Part 3: the dynamic Earth; Part 4: the Earth's resources; Part 5: beyond planet Earth.


PLANET EARTH AND ITS MATERIALS. The Human Planet. The Earth: Inside and Out. Energy, Matter, and Minerals. Magma, Volcanoes, and Igneous Rock. Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks. TIME AND THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE. Stratigraphy and the Geologic Column. Geological Time and Its Determination. Weathering, Soils, and Mass-Wasting. Groundwater. Streams and Drainage Systems. Deserts and Wind Action. Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes. The Oceans and Their Margins. THE DYNAMIC EARTH. Deformation of Rock. Earthquakes, Isostasy, and the Earth's Internal Properties. Dynamics of the Lithosphere. History of the Continental Crust. The Evolution of Landscapes. Climate and Climatic Change. THE EARTH'S RESOURCES. Sources of Energy. Sources of Materials. BEYOND PLANET EARTH. The Planets: A Review. Appendices. Glossary. Photo Credits. Index.

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