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About this book
Takes a process-orientated approach to geology. The book first introduces the student to the subject, and then continues to discuss the development of internal processes.
An invitation to geology; minerals and rocks; igneous rocks and processes; volcanoes; weathering, erosion and soil; sediment and sedimentary rocks; metamorphic rocks; geological time; plate tectonics; earthquakes; the nature of the Earth's interior; the continental crust; the ocean basins; streams; groundwater and water resources; coastal zones and processes; glaciers; wind and deserts; mass movement, mass wasting; mineral resources; energy resources; planets and other strangers - the solar system.