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Geology An Introduction to Physical Geology

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ISBN-10: 0618139745

ISBN-13: 9780618139743

Edition: 3rd 2002 (Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc.)

Authors: Stanley Chernicoff, Donna Whitney, Michael E. Ritter

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Have you ever wondered what makes Yellowstone's Old Faithful geyser erupt regularly of how the Grand Canyon was formed? This text will help the reader better visualise and understand the geological processes and how they affect the environment.
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Book details

List price: $89.96
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Pages: 670
Weight: 3.608
Language: English

Contents Note: Each chapter concludes with a Chapter Summary, which includes Key Terms, Questions for Review, "Learning Actively," and "On the Web." I. Forming the Earth 1. A First Look at Planet Earth Highlight 1-1: What Caused the Extinction of the Dinosaurs? Geology and the Methods of Science The Earth in Space Plate Tectonics Geology at a Glance: Plate Boundaries In Support of Plate Tectonics--A Theory Develops The Earth as a System A Preview of Things to Come 2. Minerals What Is a Mineral? Mineral Structure How Minerals Are Identified Highlight 2-1 : Cutting Diamonds Some Common Rock-Forming Minerals Highlight 2-2: The Pros and Cons of Swelling Minerals Geology at a Glance:…