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Dynamic Earth / With CD-ROM

Dynamic Earth / With CD-ROM - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0471161189

Cover of Dynamic Earth / With CD-ROM 4TH 00 (ISBN 978-0471161189)
ISBN13: 978-0471161189
ISBN10: 0471161187
Edition: 4TH 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2000
International: No

Dynamic Earth / With CD-ROM - 4TH 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471161189

Brian J. Skinner and Stephen C. Porter

ISBN13: 978-0471161189
ISBN10: 0471161187
Edition: 4TH 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

This comprehensive introduction focuses on all of the major scientific processes of physical geology. Researched and written by two eminent geologists, it includes overarching themes of environmental issues and human interaction with the earth and its resources. Each part also concludes with a guest essay on "The Good Stewardship" of the earth, addressing how we can make a difference and improve our environment.

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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