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Making of the Earth: Geologic Forces That Shape Our Planet

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Series: Facts on File Living Earth Series

By: Jon Erickson

257 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps

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Paperback | Aug 2001 | #127897 | ISBN: 0816045887
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Describes how the Earth's surface is constantly changing, affected by geologic activities such as plate tectonics, uplift and erosion, and catstrophic collapse. Among the topics Erikson covers are arctic geology, coastal geography, erosion, glacial landscapes, global tectonics, mountain ranges, volcanic terrain, and unique landforms.


Artic geography; coastal geography; continental formation; desert features; erosion; glacial landscapes; global tectonics; mountain ranges; riverine topography; tectonic processes; unique landforms; volcanic terrian (part contents)

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