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Dynamic Earth : An Introduction to Physical Geology

Dynamic Earth : An Introduction to Physical Geology - 3rd edition

Dynamic Earth : An Introduction to Physical Geology - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780471595496

ISBN10: 0471595497

Dynamic Earth : An Introduction to Physical Geology by Brian J. Skinner - ISBN 9780471595496
Edition: 3RD 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 1995
International: No
Dynamic Earth : An Introduction to Physical Geology by Brian J. Skinner - ISBN 9780471595496

ISBN13: 9780471595496

ISBN10: 0471595497

Edition: 3RD 95

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Summary

A comprehensive introduction that focuses on all of the major scientific processes of physical geology. Researched and written by two eminent geologists, the third edition includes new overarching themes of environmental issues and human interaction with the earth and its resources. Each chapter begins with an essay on this subject. Each part ends with a guest essay on the good stewardship of the Earth -- how we can take care of our planet. The art program has been revised with 40% new art throughout to reflect current research.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

THE EARTH'S MATERIALS

Planet Earth
Minerals
The Fire Within: Volcanoes and Magmas
Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks
New Rocks from Old: Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks
Geologic Time

PROCESSES THAT SHAPE THE EARTH'S SURFACE

Weathering and Soils
Mass-Wasting
Streams and Drainage Systems
Groundwater
Glaciers and Glaciation
Wind Action and Deserts
The Oceans and Their Margins

THE EVOLVING EARTH

Deformation of Rock
Earthquakes and the Earth's Interior
Global Tectonics
Resources of Minerals and Energy
Beyond Planet Earth
Our Changing Planet

Appendices
Glossary
Selected References
Index

Other Editions of Dynamic Earth : An Introduction to Physical Geology

Dynamic Earth / With CD-ROM by Brian J. Skinner and Stephen C. Porter - ISBN 9780471161189
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