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The Dynamic Earth By Brian J. Skinner

The Dynamic Earth

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With authoritative and detailed coverage, this text addresses all key areas of physical geology, as well as events that have shaped our world. This fifth edition has been updated to address developments in geoscientific research, theory and knowledge.
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The Dynamic Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology by Brian J. Skinner

With authoritative and detailed coverage, Skinner and Porter address all key areas of physical geology, as well as recent events that have shaped our world. The new edition is updated to address the latest in geoscientific research, theory, and knowledge. Emphasis on the unifying themes of physical geology Expands the earth systems science viewpoint of previous editions Introduces readers to remote sensing, global positioning systems, and other tools Exciting, first-hand accounts from the field relate geology to everyday life experiences Includes a GeoDiscoveries CD with an interactive globe, animations, videos, and more

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Table of Contents


* Meet Planet Earth! * Global Tectonics: Our Dynamic Planet * Atoms, Elements, Minerals * Igneous Rocks: Products of Earth?s Internal Fire * Magmas and Volcanoes * Weathering and Soils * Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks: Archives of Earth History * Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks: New Rocks from Old * How Rock Bends, Buckles, and Breaks * Earthquakes and Earth's Interior * Geologic Time and the Rock Record * The Changing Face of the Land * Mass Wasting * Streams and Drainage Systems * Groundwater * Glaciers and Glaciation * Atmosphere, Winds, and Deserts * The Oceans and Their Margins * Climate and our Changing Planet * The Earth Through Time * Resources of Minerals and Energy

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GOR003316452
The Dynamic Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology by Brian J. Skinner
Brian J. Skinner
Used - Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2003-05-20
648
0471451576
9780471451570
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.