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Physical geology

Author: Charles C Plummer; Diane H Carlson; David McGeary
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 11th edView all editions and formats

Contains hundreds of rendered illustrations and the accompanying photographs correlate perfectly with the chapter descriptions which helps quickly grasp geologic concepts. This work includes numerous  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Manuels d'enseignement supérieur
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Plummer, Charles C., 1937-
Physical geology.
Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ©2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles C Plummer; Diane H Carlson; David McGeary
ISBN: 0072826924 9780072826920 9780071107891 0071107894 0071107258 9780071107259
OCLC Number: 61309360
Description: xxi, 617, [34] pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Ch. 1 Introducing geology and an overview of important concepts --
Ch. 2 Atoms, elements and minerals --
Ch. 3 Igneous rocks, intrusive activity, and the origin of igneous rocks --
Ch. 4 Volcanism and extrusive rocks --
Ch. 5 Weathering and soil --
Ch. 6 Sediment and sedimentary rocks --
Ch. 7 Metamorphism, metamorphic rocks, and hydrothermal rocks --
Ch. 8 Time and geology --
Ch. 9 Mass wasting --
Ch. 10 Streams and floods --
Ch. 11 Ground water --
Ch. 12 Glaciers and glaciation --
Ch. 13 Deserts and wind action --
Ch. 14 Waves, beaches, and coasts --
Ch. 15 Geologic structure --
Ch. 16 Earthquakes --
Ch. 17 Earth's interior and geophysical properties --
Ch. 18 The Sea floor --
Ch. 19 Plate tectonics --
Ch. 20 Mountain bellts and the continental crust --
Ch. 21 Geologic resources --
Ch. 22 The Earth's companions.
Responsibility: Charles C. Plummer, Diane H. Carlson, David McGeary.
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