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Teach Yourself Geology

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By: David A Rothery

236 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Hodder & Stoughton

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #162950 | ISBN: 0340867531
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About this book

A comprehensive introduction to the nature and history of Earth, ranging from volcanoes to fossils, from the problems of living with earthquakes to the implications of limited natural resources.


Contents

Introduction: a mighty matter of legend; The solid Earth; Plate tectonics; Voicanoes; Igneous Intrusions; Motamorphism; Erosion and transport; Deposition of sedimentary rocks; Deformation of rocks; Physical resources; Past life and fossils; A short history of the Earth; Geology on other planets; Going Into the field; Appendix 1: minerals; Appendix 2: rock names; Appendix 3: geologic time; Glossary

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Biography

David A Rothery teaches geology and planetary science at the Open University, where he has been Director of Teaching for the Department of Earth Sciences since 1999. His current specialisms are active volcanoes and geological processes on other planets.

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