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Modern Physical Geology

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ISBN-10: 003005222X

ISBN-13: 9780030052224

Edition: 2nd 1997

Authors: Graham R. Thompson, Jonathan Turk

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The primary purpose of this text is to provide introductory geology students - who have had little or no science background - with a better understanding and appreciation of geology. Thompson & Turk's MODERN PHYSICAL GEOLOGY, Second Edition, stands out through its early coverage of plate tectonics (Chapter 2), the inclusion of special topic areas, and its beautiful design and writing style. It offers a complete overview of all topics in physical geology, including the most recent developments and research in areas of climate change and environmental issues.
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Book details

List price: $297.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 8/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.596

Gray Thompson is Professor of Geology at The University of Montana where he teaches Introductory Geology, Mineralogy, Summer Field Mapping, and graduate courses in Clay Mineralogy and Shale Petrology. He has published over 20 research papers in international journals, mostly co-authored with his students. He is also a mountaineer and professional guide with first ascents, many with Jon Turk, of peaks and routes in the Rocky Mountains, Alaska, the Yukon, Baffin Island, the Alps, the Karakoram, and the Himalayas. He has authored many articles published in international climbing magazines and journals, and has been the subject of other articles in these publications. Many of the photographs in…    

Jon Turk is a chemist, professional geoscience writer, and adventurer. He received his PhD in 1971, and later that year he co-authored the first environmental science college textbook in the country. In the 32 years since then, Turk has continued his career as a science writer, publishing 23 environmental and geoscience texts. His love of unspoiled environments and fascination for the wild places of this planet have also led to a distinguished career as an adventurer. He has kayaked around Cape Horn as well as the 3,000 miles between Japan and Alaska, crossed the western Gobi of Mongolia, unsupported, on a mountain bike, and was the first to ascend Lamo-she Peak (6,070 meters) in the…    

The Earth: Its Origin, Internal Processes, and Minerals
Geology and the Earth
Plate Tectonics: a First Look
Igneous Rocks
Plutons and Volcanoes
Weathering and Soil
Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Geologic Time: a Story in the Rocks
An Active Earth
Earthquakes and the Earth''s Structure
Ocean Basins
Geologic Structures, Mountain Ranges, and Continents
Surface Processes
Mass Wasting
Fresh Water: Streams and Lakes
Fresh Water: Ground Water and Wetlands
Glaciers and Ice Ages
Special Topics in Geology
Geologic Resources
Geology and Climate Change
The Geological Evolution of North America
Planets and Their Moons