Visualizing Geology

ISBN-10: 1118129865

ISBN-13: 9781118129869

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: Barbara W. Murck

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Murck′s 3rd edition of Visualizing Geology maximizes the use of National Geographic Society photographs, maps, illustrations and video to bring dynamic Earth processes. From the ground–up, this text is designed to better meet the needs of those involved in the large mainstream Physical Geology course and working to attain a science credit. The text provides pedagogy to help readers better digest more material than they would in a conventional textbook. Moreover it provides information about geology as a discipline as a dynamic and growing science, to move readers beyond the idea that geology is simply about the memorization of terms related to dead rocks.
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List price: $141.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

How Old Is Old? The Rock Record and Geologic Time Relative Age
Gaps in the Record
What A Geologist Sees: A Grand View Of Stratigraphy
Fossils and Correlation
The Geologic Column
Eons and Eras
Periods and Epochs
Numerical Age
Early Attempts
Radioactivity and Numerical Ages
Magnetic Polarity Dating
Case Study: Dating Human Ancestors
The Age of Earth
Where Geologists Click: The U.S. Geological Survey
Amazing Places: Famous Unconformities
Plate Tectonics
A Revolution in Geology
Wegener’s Hypothesis of Continental Drift
The Puzzle-Piece Argument
Matching Geology
Apparent Polar Wandering Paths
The Missing Clue: Seafloor Spreading
The Plate Tectonic Model
Plate Tectonics in a Nutshell
Types of Plate Margins
What A Geologist Sees: The Red Sea And The Gulf Of Aden
Where Geologists Click: Interactive Tectonic Map
The Search for a Mechanism for Plate Motion
Amazing Places: The Hawaiian Islands: A Growing Island Chain
The Tectonic Cycle: Past, Present, Future
Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior
Earthquakes and Earthquake Hazards
Earthquakes and Plate Motion
Case Study: Proving The Elastic Rebound Theory
Earthquake Hazards and Readiness
Earthquake Prediction
The Science of Seismology
Seismic Waves
Locating Earthquakes
Where Geologists Click: Earthquakes At Your Fingertips
Measuring Earthquakes
What A Geologist Sees: Richter Magnitude And Modified Mercalli Intensity Scales
Studying Earth’s Interior
How Geologists Look into Earth’s Interior: Seismic Methods
How Geologists Look into Earth’s Interior: Other Methods
A Multilayered Planet
The Crust
The Mantle
Amazing Places: Point Reyes, California
The Core
Volcanoes and Igneous Rocks Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards
Where Geologists Click: The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Eruptions, Landforms, and Materials
Volcanic Hazards
Case Study: Plinian Eruption In The Philippines
Predicting Eruptions
Amazing Places: Mt. St. Helens
How, Why, and Where Rock Melts
Heat and Pressure Inside Earth
Magma and Lava
Cooling and Crystallization
Rate of Cooling
What A Geologist Sees: Putting Rocks Under A Microscope
Chemical Composition
Fractional Crystallization
Plutons and Plutonism
Batholiths and Stocks
Dikes and Sills
Weathering and Erosion
Weathering-The First Step in the Rock Cycle
How Rocks Disintegrate
What A Geologist Sees: Joint Formation
Mechanical Weathering
Amazing Places: Monadnock-And Monadnocks
Chemical Weathering
Factors Affecting Weathering
Products of Weathering
Soil Profiles
Where Geologists Click: Soils Of Canada And The United States
Case Study: Bad And Good Soil Management
Erosion and Mass Wasting
Erosion by Water
Erosion by Wind
Erosion by Ice
Gravity and Mass Wasting
Slope Failures
Factor of Safety and Landslide Prediction
From Sediment to Sedimentary Rock Sediment
Clastic Sediment
Chemical and Biogenic Sediments
Transport and Deposition of Sediment
Depositional Environments on Land
Depositional Environments in and near the Ocean
Where Geologists Click: The Geological Society Of London
Sedimentary Rock
Rock Beds
Amazing Places: The Navajo Sandstone
Types of Sedimentary Rocks
What A Geologist Sees: A Change In The Atmosphere
Interpreting Environmental Clues
Sedimentary Facies
Case Study: Thinking Critically About Sedimentation And Human History
How Plate Tectonics Affects Sedimentation
Divergent Plate Boundaries-Rift Valleys
Convergent Plate Boundaries-Collisional Type
Convergent Plate Boundaries-Subduction Type
Folds, Faults, and Geological Maps Rock Deformation
Stress and Strain
Brittle and Ductile Deformation
Where Rock Deformation Occurs
Structural Geology
Strike and Dip
Faults and Fractures
Amazing Places: The Canadian Rockies
What A Geologist Sees: Monocline
Geologic Maps
Case Study: The Map That Changed The World
Making and Interpreting Geologic Maps
Geologic Cross Sections
Where Geologists Click: National Geologic Maps Database
Metamorphism: New Rock from Old What Is Metamorphism?
The Limits of Metamorphism
Factors Influencing Metamorphism
What A Geologist Sees: At The Roadside
Case Study: Metamorphism And Billiards
Metamorphic Rock
Rock with Foliation
Where Geologists Click: Smithsonian Institution�S National Museum Of Natural History
Amazing Places: The Source Of Olmec Jade
Rock Without Foliation
Metamorphic Processes
Types of Metamorphism
Metamorphic Facies
Water On and Under the Ground The Hydrologic Cycle
Water in the Earth System
Pathways and Reservoirs
Where Geologists Click: Exploring The Water Cycle
How Water Affects Land
Streams and Channels
Stream Deposits
Large-Scale Topography of Stream Systems
What A Geologist Sees: Drainage Basins
Water as a Hazard and a Resource
Surface Water Resources
Case Study: Mono Lake And The Los Angeles Water Supply
Fresh Water Underground
The Water Table
How Groundwater Moves
Where Groundwater Is Stored
Groundwater Depletion and Contamination
When Groundwater Dissolves Rock
Caves and Sinkholes
Amazing Places: Lechuguilla Cave
12 The Ocean and the Atmosphere The Ocean
Ocean Basins
The Composition of Seawater
Layers in the Ocean
Ocean Currents
Where Ocean Meets Land
Changes in Sea Level
What A Geologist Sees: What Causes Tides?
Shorelines and Coastal Landforms
Case Study: Thinking Critically About The Effects Of Oil Spills
Amazing Places: The Florida Keys Reef
The Atmosphere
Composition of Earth’s Atmosphere
Layers in the Atmosphere
Where Geologists Click: Ozone Hole Watch
Movement in the Atmosphere
Where Ocean Meets Atmosphere
Ocean-Atmosphere-Climate Interactions
Tropical Cyclones
El Ni�o and La Ni�a
Climatic Extremes: Deserts and Glaciers Deserts and Drylands
Types of Deserts
Wind Erosion
Desert Landforms
Desertification and Land Degradation
Changing Deserts
Mitigating Land Degradation
Case Study: The Sahel And The Dust Bowl
Where Geologists Click: Desertification
Glaciers and Ice Sheets
Components of the Cryosphere
Amazing Places: Glacier Bay National Park And Wilderness, Alaska
Ever-Changing Glaciers
The Glacial Landscape
What A Geologist Sees: Periglacial Landforms
Earth’s Climates: Past, Present, Future The Climate System
Components of the Climate System
Present-Day Climates
Natural Causes of Climate Change
External Influences on Climate
Case Study: Wetter Times In Wadi Kufra
Internal Influences on Climate
Amazing Places: Fossil Forests Of The High Arctic
The Record of Past Climate Change
Evidence of Climate Change
Case Study: Using Isotopes To Measure Past Climates
What A Geologist Sees: Ice Cores
Earth’s Past Climates
Predicting the Future
What We Know
What We Think We Know
Where Geologists Click: The Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change
The Big Uncertainties
A Brief History of Life on Earth Ever-Changing Earth
Early Life
Life in Three Not-So-Easy Steps
Archean and Proterozoic Life
Evolution and the Fossil Record
Evolution and Natural Selection
Where Geologists Click: Evolution 101
How Fossils Form
Life in the Phanerozoic Eon
The Paleozoic Era
What A Geologist Sees: A Sample Of Cambrian Life
Amazing Places: The Burgess Shale
From Sea to Land
The Mesozoic Era
The Cenozoic Era
Mass Extinctions
15 16Understanding Earth’s Resources
Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources
Natural Resources and Ancient History
Amazing Places: Saugus Iron Works
Resources and Modern Society
Fossil Fuels
Peat and Coal
Nontraditional Sources of Oil: Tar Sands and Oil Shales
Nontraditional Sources of Gas: Coal Beds and Shale
Relying on Fossil Fuels
Renewable Energy Resources
Power from Sun, Wind, and Water
Nuclear and Geothermal Power
Case Study: Thinking Critically About Nuclear Power
Mineral Resources
Finding and Assessing Mineral Resources
How Mineral Deposits Are Formed
What A Geologist Sees: Mineral Deposits In Progress
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