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Introducing Geology By Graham Park

Introducing Geology by Graham Park

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Summary

Graham Park explains in simple terms what geology can tell us about the world.

Introducing Geology Summary

Introducing Geology: A Guide to the World of Rocks by Graham Park

Our world is made of rock. Although much of the Earth's surface is covered by vegetation, concrete or water, if one digs down far enough solid rock will always be found. Those who live in a landscape where rock outcrops are obvious will have wondered about the kind of rocks they are looking at and how they came to be where they are now. This introductory book explains in simple terms what geology can tell us about the world. Many objects of great beauty and which excite our curiosity, such as crystals or fossils, are to be found by examining rocks. Those searching for and examining such objects gain much more by knowing how and when they originated. In particular fossils, whilst interesting in themselves, tell us from their context in geological time of biological evolution and these clues give an insight into the origins of life on earth. Copiously illustrated this book is intended for those whose interest in geology has been awakened, perhaps by media coverage of earthquakes or dinosaurs and want to know more. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and are explained in a glossary.

Introducing Geology Reviews

'This remains a key resource for both amateur and professional geologists alike, remarkably squeezing virtually all the basics of our subject into some 135 pages with many informative illustrations.' European Geologist 'For any basic level geology book to succeed, it needs to be well written and include great pictures and diagrams - and this book does not disappoint - This little guide covers everything you would expect from a basic level geology book, including the rock cycle, plate tectonics, fossils and industrial uses for geology. It also includes a great glossary, which these days is essential given that geology seems to have spawned a different language only distantly related to English.' Deposits Magazine

About Graham Park

Graham Park is a professional geologist living in the north of Scotland. He hopes that this book will have the same impact on others that his first reading about geology had on him ~ in kindling a lifelong fascination with his subject

Table of Contents

1. Crystals, minerals and gemstones 2. Volcanoes and melted rock 3. Shaping the land 4. Mud, sand and other deposits 5. Moving continents and making mountains 6. Earthquakes and faults 7. Squeezing and stretching - rock deformation 8. Geological time and the age of the Earth 9. Fossils - a history of life 10.Turning the pages - Earth history 11.Geology and industry Glossary

Additional information

GOR002157639
9781906716219
1906716218
Introducing Geology: A Guide to the World of Rocks by Graham Park
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Dunedin Academic Press
2010-04-12
144
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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