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Physical Geology

Physical Geology - 87 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471056683

Cover of Physical Geology 87 (ISBN 978-0471056683)
ISBN13: 978-0471056683
ISBN10: 0471056685
Edition: 87
Copyright: 1987
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 1987
International: No

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Physical Geology - 87 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471056683

Brian J. Skinner

ISBN13: 978-0471056683
ISBN10: 0471056685
Edition: 87
Copyright: 1987
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 1987
International: No
Summary

Here is the successor to a long line of physical geology texts from Longwell, Flint and Skinner. While retaining their authoritativeness and logical organization on elementary topics (landforms, rocks, minerals), it integrates current thinking on processes (plate techtonics, chemical cycles, changes throughout geologic time). It is a well-illustrated introduction to investigations into the way the earth works, how mountains are formed, how the atmosphere, hydrosphere, crust and mantle interact with each other. Treatments on climate, paleoclimatology and landscape evolution are unique to this book, as is the depth of discussion on how greatly human activity affects geological interactions.

Table of Contents

PLANET EARTH AND ITS MATERIALS.

The Human Planet.
The Earth: Inside and Out.
Energy, Matter, and Minerals.
Magma, Volcanoes, and Igneous Rock.
Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks.
Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks.

TIME AND THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE.

Stratigraphy and the Geologic Column.
Geological Time and Its Determination.
Weathering, Soils, and Mass-Wasting.
Groundwater.
Streams and Drainage Systems.
Deserts and Wind Action.
Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes.
The Oceans and Their Margins.

THE DYNAMIC EARTH.

Deformation of Rock.
Earthquakes, Isostasy, and the Earth's Internal Properties.
Dynamics of the Lithosphere.
History of the Continental Crust.
The Evolution of Landscapes.
Climate and Climatic Change.

THE EARTH'S RESOURCES.

Sources of Energy.
Sources of Materials.

BEYOND PLANET EARTH.

The Planets: A Review.

Appendices.
Glossary.
Photo Credits.
Index.

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