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Understanding earth

Author: Frank Press; Raymond Siever
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman and Co., 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An integration of the basic principles of chemistry, physics, astronomy and biology, as well as a focus on environmental concerns and discussions of natural disasters. This book is an introduction to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Press; Raymond Siever
ISBN: 0716722399 9780716722397
OCLC Number: 221469798
Description: pages cm
Contents: Minerals: Building Block of Rocks.Rocks: Records of Geological Processes. Igneous Rocks: Solids from Melts. Volcanism. Weathering and Erosion. Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks. Metamorphic Rocks. The Rock Record and the Geologic Time Scale. Folds, Faults, and Other Records of Rock Deformation. Mass Wasting. The Hydrologic Cycle. Rivers: Transport to the Oceans. Winds and Deserts. Glaciers: The Work of Ice. Landscape Evolution The Oceans. Earthquakes. Exploring Earth's Interior. Plate Tectonics: The Unifying Theory. Deformation of the Continental Crust. Energy Resources From the Earth. Mineral Resources from the Earth.
Responsibility: Frank Press and Raymond Siever.

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