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Features brand new exercises, data, and graphics. All new exercises have been field-tested and they contain more real world examples and Web links. The instructor's guide has been expanded and provides more information on current changes in the field.
THE EARTH'S MATERIALS. Planet Earth. Minerals. The Fire Within: Volcanoes and Magmas. Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks. New Rocks from Old: Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks. Geologic Time. PROCESSES THAT SHAPE THE EARTH'S SURFACE. Weathering and Soils. Mass-Wasting. Streams and Drainage Systems. Groundwater. Glaciers and Glaciation. Wind Action and Deserts. The Oceans and Their Margins. THE EVOLVING EARTH. Deformation of Rock. Earthquakes and the Earth's Interior. Global Tectonics. Resources of Minerals and Energy. Beyond Planet Earth. Our Changing Planet. Appendices. Glossary. Selected References. Index.