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Dynamic Earth-Text Only

Dynamic Earth-Text Only - 5th edition

Dynamic Earth-Text Only - 5th edition

Dynamic Earth-Text Only by Brian J. Skinner, Stephen C. Porter and Jeffrey Park - ISBN
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No
Dynamic Earth-Text Only by Brian J. Skinner, Stephen C. Porter and Jeffrey Park - ISBN
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 04

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Summary

Mountains are rising, oceans are forming, and continents are shifting under your feet. While such dramatic geologic change isn't usually visible by the naked human eye, with today's satellites in the sky and measuring devices in such remote places as the ocean floor and the great Antarctic ice sheet, we are better equipped than ever before to observe and measure the movement of materials and energy, and to detect changes as they happen. No other introductory physical geology text captures the excitement of geologic change and the unfolding story of how we make sense of that change quite like Skinner, Porter, and Park's Dynamic Earth. The Fifth Edition of this best-selling text continues to emphasize the theme of dynamic change to our environment, landscapes, climate, and resources.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

A First Look at Planet Earth.

The Dynamic Earth.

Atoms, Elements and Minerals.

The Fire Within: Volcanoes and Magmas.

Weathering and Soils.

Sediments and Sedimentation.

Metamorphism: New Rocks From Old.

Geology: Time and the Record of the Rocks.

Mass Wasting.

Streams and Drainage Systems.

Groundwater.

Glaciers and Glaciation.

Wind Action and Deserts.

The Oceans and Their Margins.

Deformation of Rock.

Earthquakes and the Earth's Interior.

Global Tectonics.

The Changing Face of the Land.

Our Changing Planet.

Resources of Minerals and Energy.

Beyond Planet Earth.

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Dynamic Earth-Text Only by Skinner - ISBN M000444861