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Understanding earth

Author: Frank Press
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.H. Freeman, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This introductory physical geology textbook aims to help students understand what physical geology teaches us about the world and what it brings to our lives. Students come to learn how we know what  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Press
ISBN: 0716796171 9780716796176
OCLC Number: 223457462
Description: 567, [54] pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: PART 1 THE DYNAMIC EARTH - In the Beginning and Now - Plate Tectonics: The Unifying Theory - PART II ROCKS, DEFORMATION, AND THE GEOLOGIC RECORD - Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks - Rocks: The Products of Geologic 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 - PART III. SURFACE PROCESSES: INTERACTIONS OF CLIMATE AND ROCKS - Mass Wasting - The Hydrologic Cycle and Groundwater - Streams: Transport to the Oceans - Winds and Deserts - Glaciers: The Work of Ice - Marine Processes - Landscapes: Tectonic and Climate Interactions - PART IV. INTERNAL PROCESSES, EXTERNAL EFFECTS - Earthquakes - Evolution of the Continents - Exploring Earth's Interior - PART V. EARTH SYSTEMS AND SOCIETY - Geobiology - Energy and Mineral Resources from the Earth - Earth Systems and Human Impacts - - - - - -
Responsibility: Frank Press [and others].

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