How Does Earth Work? Physical Geology and the Process of Science
Edition: 2nd 2010
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Description: With its unconventional yet highly effective approach,How Does Earth Work?demonstrates the process of science as a vehicle for investigating physical geology. Smith and Pun connect readers to the evidence behind the facts, instead of reproducing known facts-sparking interest in how science is practiced and how we know what we know. Why Study Earth? Minerals: Building Blocks of the Planet; Rocks and Rock-Forming Processes; Formation of Magma and Igneous Rocks; Formation of Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks; Formation of Metamorphic Rocks; Earth Materials as Time Keepers; Journey to the Center of Earth; Making Earth; Motion Inside Earth; Deformation of Rocks; Global Tectonics: Plates and Plumes; Tectonics and Surface Relief; Soil Formation and Landscape Stability; Mass Movements: Landscapes in Motion; Streams: Flowing Water Shapes the Landscape; Water Flowing Underground; Glaciers: Cold-Climate Sculptors of Continents; Shorelines: Changing Landscapes Where Land Meets Sea; Wind: A Global Geologic Process; Global Warming: Real-time Change in the Earth System; Why Study Climate Change? An interesting reference for anyone interested in learning more about Earthrsquo;s processes.
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List price: $200.40
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/21/2009
Binding: Mixed Media
Size: 10.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Why Study Earth?|
|Minerals: Building Blocks of the Planet|
|Rocks and Rock-Forming Processes|
|Formation of Magma and Igneous Rocks|
|Formation of Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks|
|Formation of Metamorphic Rocks|
|Earth Materials as Time Keepers|
|Journey to the Center of Earth|
|Motion Inside Earth|
|Deformation of Rocks|
|Global Tectonics: Plates and Plumes|
|Tectonics and Surface Relief|
|Soil Formation and Landscape Stability|
|Mass Movements: Landscapes in Motion|
|Streams: Flowing Water Shapes the Landscape|
|Water Flowing Underground|
|Glaciers: Cold-Climate Sculptors of Continents|
|Shorelines: Changing Landscapes Where Land Meets Sea|
|Wind: A Global Geologic Process|
|Global Warming: Real-time Change in the Earth System Why Study Climate Change?|