Understanding Earth

ISBN-10: 1429219513
ISBN-13: 9781429219518
Edition: 6th 2010
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Book details

List price: $162.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 2/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

More than any other introductory physical geology textbook,Understanding Earthinvites students into the working world of professional geologists to experience. Like no other textbook, it involves students in the way geologists see the world and how they go about exploring it. With new features, up-to-date research, brillant new art, and standard-setting new media tools, the new edition more fully envelopes students in the real work and real-world impact of geology than ever.

The Modern Theory and Practice of Geology
The Earth System
Plate Tectonics: The Unifying Theory
Basic Geologic Processes
Earth Materials: Minerals and Rocks
Igneous Processes: Rocks Formed from Cooling Melts
Sedimentation: Rocks Formed by Surface Processes
Metamorphism: Modification of Rocks by Temperature and Pressure
Deformation: Modification of Rocks by Folding and Faulting
Earth and Planets Through Geologic Time
Reading the Rock Record
Early History of the Terrestrial Planets
Evolution of the Continents
Life Interacts with the Earth
Internal Geosystems
Volcanoes
Earthquakes
Exploring Earth's Interior
Surficial Geosystems
The Climate System
Weathering, Soils, and Mass Wasting
Groundwater and the Hydrologic Cycle
Streams: Transport to the Oceans
Winds and Deserts
Oceans and Coastlines
Glaciers: The Work of Ice
Landscapes and Seascapes
Earth Science and Society
The Human Impact on Earth's Environment

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