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Geology for dummies

Author: Alecia M Spooner
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alecia M Spooner
ISBN: 9781118021521 1118021525
OCLC Number: 1026095686
Description: 360 p. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Part I: Studying the Earth. Chapter 1: Rocks for Jocks (and Everybody Else). Chapter 2: Observing Earth through a Scientifi c Lens. Chapter 3: From Here to Eternity: The Past, Present, and Future of Geologic Thought. Chapter 4: Home Sweet Home: Planet Earth. Part II: Elements, Minerals, and Rocks. Chapter 5: It's Elemental, My Dear: A Very Basic Chemistry of Elements and Compounds. Chapter 6: Minerals: The Building Blocks of Rocks. Chapter 7: Recognizing Rocks: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Types. Part III: One Theory to Explain It All: Plate Tectonics. Chapter 8: Adding Up the Evidence for Plate Tectonics. Chapter 9: When Crustal Plates Meet, It's All Relative. Chapter 10: Who's Driving This Thing? Mantle Convection and Plate Movement. Part IV: Superficially Speaking: About Surface Processes. Chapter 11: Gravity Takes Its Toll: Mass Wasting. Chapter 12: Water: Above and Below Ground. Chapter 13: Flowing Slowly toward the Sea: Glaciers. Chapter 14: Blowing in the Wind: Moving Sediments without Water. Chapter 15: Catch a Wave: The Evolution of Shorelines. Part V: Long, Long Ago in This Galaxy Right Here. Chapter 16: Getting a Grip on Geologic Time. Chapter 17: A Record of Life in the Rocks. Chapter 18: Time before Time Began: The Precambrian. Chapter 19: Teeming with Life: The Paleozoic Era. Chapter 20: It Should Have Been Called Mesozoic Park: When Dinosaurs Dominated. Chapter 21: The Cenozoic Era: Mammals Take Over. Chapter 22: And Then There Were None: Major Extinction Events in Earth's History. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 23: Ten (Plus) Ways Humans Act as Geologic Agents. Chapter 24: Ten Geologic Hazards. Index.
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