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Physical Geology: Earth Revealed


Series: McGraw-Hill Key Textbooks Series

By: David McGeary, Charles C Plummer and Diane H Carlson

574 pages, 400 col photos, illus, figs, tabs

McGraw Hill

Paperback | Dec 2003 | Edition: 5 | #141825 | ISBN: 0072453273
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About this book

This classic textbook, now updated with the latest technology and most current information, is for both non-science majors and students contemplating a major in geology. Each chapter contains at least one of three types of boxes: In Greater Depth boxes cover interesting topics that are usually not an essential part of an introductory geology course. Environmental Geology boxes show how material pertaining to physical geology relates environmental concerns, such as oil spills, exploiting natural resources and mitigating natural disasters. Astrogeology boxes relate topics discussed in the text to what has been discovered on other planets or the solar system.
With Journey through Geology CD-ROM and Good Earth Token.


Contents: Introduction to Physical Geology
Atoms, Elements, and Minerals
Igneous Rocks, Intrusive Activity, and the Origin of Igneous Rocks
Volcanism and Extrusive Rocks
Weathering and Soil
Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphism, Metamorphic Rocks, and Hydrothermal Rocks
Time and Geology
Mass Wasting
Streams and Floods
Ground Water
Glaciers and Glaciation
Deserts and Wind Action
Waves, Beaches, and Coasts
Geologic Structures
The Earth's Interior
The Sea Floor
Plate Tectonics
Mountain Belts and the Continental Crust
Geologic Resources.

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