Understanding Earth

ISBN-10: 1429236604
ISBN-13: 9781429236607
Edition: 6th 2009
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 4/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.132
Language: English

More than any other introductory physical geology textbook,Understanding Earthis designed to bring the worldview of the working geologist to an audience not only new to this specific field, but in many cases to science in general. Students aren't merely presented with concepts and processes--they come to learn how we know what we know, and how that knowledge impacts their lives as citizens and consumers.

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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