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Teach Yourself Geology

Teach Yourself Geology - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0071582759

Cover of Teach Yourself Geology 3RD 08 (ISBN 978-0071582759)
ISBN13: 978-0071582759
ISBN10: 0071582754
Edition: 3RD 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Teach Yourself Books
Published: 2008
International: No

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Teach Yourself Geology - 3RD 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0071582759

David A. Rothery

ISBN13: 978-0071582759
ISBN10: 0071582754
Edition: 3RD 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Teach Yourself Books
Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Get the hard facts on this fascinating Earth science

Teach Yourself Geology addresses the implications of climate change and the many recent developments in research on geology on other planets. Written in jargon-free language, you'll understand key geological concepts, even if you are new to the subject.

Author Bio

David Rotheryis a volcanologist, geologist, planetary scientist and Senior Lecturer at the Open University, in Great Britain. His international collaborative research on active volcanoes has taken him to places as diverse as Hawaii, the Americas, Indonesia and Italy.

Table of Contents

01 Introduction: a mighty matter of legend

02 The solid Earth/03 Earthquakes

04 Plate tectonics

/05 Volcanoes

06 Igneous intrusions

07 Metamorphism

08 Erosion and transport

09 Deposition of sedimentary rocks

10 Deformation of rocks

11 Physical resources

12 Past life and fossils

13 A short history of the Earth

14 Geology on other planets

15 Going into the field

Appendix 1: minerals

Appendix 2: rock names

Appendix 3: geologic time

Glossary

Taking it further

Index

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