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Dynamic Earth

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By: Brian J Skinner(Author), Stephen C Porter(Author), Jeffrey Park(Author)
628 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
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  • Dynamic Earth ISBN: 9781118523018 Edition: 5 Paperback Oct 2012 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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  • Dynamic Earth ISBN: 9780471451570 Edition: 5 Paperback Dec 2003 Out of Print #141607
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This best-selling physical geology text emphasizes the theme of dynamic change to help students better understand our environment, landscapes, climate, and resources. Dynamic Earth, Fifth Edition introduces plate tectonics and the Earth system early in the text, giving students a sense of how earth processes and systems are interrelated. Both plate tectonics and the Earth system are revisited in a boxed section at the end of each chapter. Instructors who adopt the text will have access to an electronic image bank that includes all line art from Dynamic Earth, numerous animations, and hundreds of photographs.

New to this edition:
- Introduces plate tectonics and the Earth system in the first two chapters. Each chapter also features a section titled Revisiting Plate Tectonics and the Earth System.
- This edition features new co-author and geophysicist Jeffrey Park of Yale University.
- Uses GPS measurements to introduce plate tectonics in Chapter 2. Historic evidence, based on paleomagnetism, is discussed in Chapter 20: Earth Through Geologic Time.
- Features revised chapter order based on feedback from users (see Table of Contents).
- Integrates throughout the book discussions of human effects on the environment. The human race is presented as a force affecting changes to Earth.
- Includes revisions, updates, and corrections in all chapters. About 25% of the illustrations in this edition are new, and many of the new illustrations reflect current and ongoing research.

Contents

    Meet Planet Earth!
    Global Tectonics: Our Dynamic Planet
    Atoms, Elements, Minerals
    Igneous Rocks: Products of Earth?s Internal Fire
    Magmas and Volcanoes
    Weathering and Soils
    Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks: Archives of Earth History
    Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks: New Rocks from Old
    How Rock Bends, Buckles, and Breaks
    Earthquakes and Earth's Interior
    Geologic Time and the Rock Record
    The Changing Face of the Land
    Mass Wasting
    Streams and Drainage Systems
    Groundwater
    Glaciers and Glaciation
    Atmosphere, Winds, and Deserts
    The Oceans and Their Margins
    Climate and our Changing Planet
    The Earth Through Time
    Resources of Minerals and Energy

 

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Textbook
By: Brian J Skinner(Author), Stephen C Porter(Author), Jeffrey Park(Author)
628 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
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