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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
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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
(OCoLC)648600221
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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