Visualizing Geology

ISBN-10: 0471747270
ISBN-13: 9780471747277
Edition: 2008
List price: $102.95
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Description: Offering a visually engaging approach, this book helps readers become "geologically literate" with a sound understanding of basic geologic processes and the environmental ramifications of Earth's systems. It introduces plate tectonics early and  More...

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Book details

List price: $102.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 9.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Offering a visually engaging approach, this book helps readers become "geologically literate" with a sound understanding of basic geologic processes and the environmental ramifications of Earth's systems. It introduces plate tectonics early and incorporates numerous illustrations and photos to make the difficult concepts easier to comprehend. Readers will also benefit from the structured and effective format and accessible writing style.

Matthew Parris was born in Africa in 1949 and grew up in Cyprus, Rhodesia, Jamaica and Britain. He became an MP in 1979, and after seven years a Conservative MP he became the regular parliamentary sketchwriter for The Times. His books include his autobiography Chance Witness, Read My Lips, Scorn with Added Vitriol, and Inca-Kola. Parris is a regular travel writer, reviewer, broadcaster and columnist, and has presented Great Lives since 2006.

Earth as a Planet
Earth Minerals
How Old is Old? The Rock Record and Deep Geologic Time
Plate Tectonics
Earthquakes and Earth's Interior
Volcanoes and Igneous Rocks
Weathering and Erosion
From Sediment to Sedimentary Rock
Folds, Faults, and Geologic Maps
Metamorphism: New Rocks From Old
Water On and Under the Ground
The Oceans and the Atmosphere
Deserts, Glaciers, and Climate Change
A Brief History of Life on Earth
Understanding Earth's Resources

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