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Geoscience By Chris King


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A comprehensive introduction to geology and the way the Earth works for A Level students.
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Geoscience: Understanding Geological Processes by Chris King

The text explores the Earth as a complex, active natural phenomenon stressing the interconnections between core geological concepts and emphasizing their importance in human terms. The clear, concise coverage of the key physical, chemical and biological processes involved in forming the Earth as it is today provides the ideal foundation for those studying at A level. Focusing on the way these systems interact and linking them to present environmental concerns the book offers an accessible introduction to students of Geology, Environmental Science and Earth Science.

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Geoscience Reviews

As an A Level course textbook, Geoscience has much to recommend it. The level of detail is good and at an appreopriate level, and the case studies are interesting. The British slant to to the illustrative examples is a bonus. B Oeppen

About Chris King

The team of authors represent a wide range of experienced and well-respected teachers and lecturers in Geology and Earth Science.

Table of Contents

1 Planet Earth: an introduction 2 Earth's structure: probing using geophysics 3 Minerals: the building blocks of rock 4 Igneous processes: crystalling rocks 5 Sedimentary processes: at Earth's active surface 6 Fossils: interpreting life forms from the past 7 Metamorphism: transformation by heat and pressure 8 Tectonic processes: folding, faulting and deformation 9 Geoscience applied: resources, hazards and geotechnics 10 Mineralisation procecsses: mineral deposits to metals 11 Rock dating: relative and radiometric methods 12 Studying geological change: the Devonian Period 13 Past and future Earth: geoscience and humanity

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Geoscience: Understanding Geological Processes by Chris King
Chris King
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Hodder Education
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