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Significantly revised to be an optimum learning tool, the Tenth Edition of Earth's Dynamic Systems maintains its solid coverage of the two major energy systems of Earth: the plate tectonic system and the hydrologic cycle. Boasting a new, highly accessible four-part organization, this renowned text fulfills the needs of professors with current content and a striking illustration package, while exposing students to the global view of Earth and teaching them to look at the world as geologists do.
Part 1 Planet Earth: geologic systems. Part 2 Earth's materials: minerals, igneous rocks; sedimentary rocks; metamorphic rocks; structure of rock bodies; geologic time. Part 3 The hydrologic system: the climate system; weathering; river systems; slope systems; groundwater systems; glacier systems; shoreline systems; eolian systems. Part 4 The tectonic system: the plate tectonic system; seismicity and Earth's interior; divergent plate boundaries; transform fault boundaries; convergent plate boundaries; mantle plumes; tectonics and evolution of the landform. Part 5 Living in the system: Earth's resources; environment and global change; geologic systems on other planets.