By: W Kenneth Hamblin and Eric H Christiansen
816 pages, Col photos, col illus, figs, tabs, maps
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.
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