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Principles of Physical Geology By Arthur Holmes

Principles of Physical Geology by Arthur Holmes

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This fourth edition of Arthur Holmes' "Principles of Physical Geology" returns to the three-part structure of the original book. Following a preliminary survey of the subject, the external processes affecting the Earth's crust are described, as well as the internal processes.

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Principles of Physical Geology: 1993 by Arthur Holmes

Arthur Holmes's "Principles of Physical geology" is recognized as a seminal work which has influenced generations of geology students from many countries in its first three editions. But in the light of continuing new discoveries from sophisticated geophysical exploration methods, deep drilling in the oceans and on land, and satellite imagery, much of the theoretical aspects now requires substantial revision. This fourth edition returns to the three-part structure of the original book. After a preliminary survey of the subject, the second part describes the external processes affecting the Earth's crust and the final part, dealing with plate tectonics and continental drift, is entirely new. Each chapter has been reviewed or rewritten. Two-colour diagrams aid the understanding of stratigraphy and map work, and a full colour plate section shows some spectacular examples of geological features from around the world.

Table of Contents

The dynamic Earth, Donald Duff; the changing continental surfaces, Donald Duff; materials of Earth's crust - atoms and minerals, Ian Parsons; igneous rocks - volcanic and plutonic, J.G. Fitton; sedimentary rocks, E.F. Walton and T.P. Scoffin; pages of Earth's history, E.F. Walton; life as fuel maker - coal and oil, Donald Duff; metamorphic rocks, Brian Harte and Colin Graham; tectonic features - folds and faults, R.F. Cheeney; structural features - salt domes and plugs, Donald Duff; volcanoes and their products, Brian Upton; structural features - igneous intrusions; dating the pages of Earth history, Alex Halliday; rock weathering and soils, Adrian Hall; surface erosion and landscape slopes, Adrian Hall; work of rivers, Adrian Hall; development of river systems and associated landscapes, Adrian Hall; underground waters, Ian Harrison; glaciers and glaciation, G.S. Boulton; Ice Ages and their problems, G.S. Boulton; wind action and desert landscapes, Kenneth Glennie; coastal scenery and the work of the sea, Adrian Hall; marine sediments and the ocean floor, N.B. Price and T.P.Scoffin; earthquakes and Earth's interior, R.G. Pearce; continental and oceanic lithosphere, I.G. Main; palaeomagnetism and continental drift, Roy Thompson; sea floor spreading and plate tectonics, Roy Thompson; plateaus and rift valleys, J.B, Dawson; continental margins and basins, Gary Nichols; orogenic belts, Ian W.D. Dalziel and R.L. Brown.

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Principles of Physical Geology: 1993 by Arthur Holmes
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