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How Does Earth Work? Physical Geology and the Process of Science

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ISBN-10: 0136003680

ISBN-13: 9780136003687

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Gary Smith, Aurora Pun

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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;…    
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Book details

List price: $199.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/21/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 10.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

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?