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Physical Geology By Brian J. Skinner

Physical Geology
by Brian J. Skinner

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"Physical Geology" integrates current thinking on plate tectonics, chemical cycles, and changes throughout geologic time.
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Physical Geology by Brian J. Skinner

The successor to a long line of physical geology texts from Longwell, Flint and Skinner. While retaining their authoritativeness and logical organization on elementary topics (landforms, rocks, minerals), it integrates current thinking on processes (plate tectonics, chemical cycles, changes throughout geologic time). It is a well-illustrated introduction to investigations into the way the earth works, how mountains are formed, how the atmosphere, hydrosphere, crust and mantle interact with each other. Treatments on climate, paleoclimatology and landscape evolution are unique to this book, as is the depth of discussion on how greatly human activity affects geological interactions. Most chapters have new material which does not appear in any other beginning geology text, such as the discussion of K/Tertiary boundary and subsea volcanoes.

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Table of Contents


PLANET EARTH AND ITS MATERIALS. The Human Planet. The Earth: Inside and Out. Energy, Matter, and Minerals. Magma, Volcanoes, and Igneous Rock. Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks. TIME AND THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE. Stratigraphy and the Geologic Column. Geological Time and Its Determination. Weathering, Soils, and Mass-Wasting. Groundwater. Streams and Drainage Systems. Deserts and Wind Action. Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes. The Oceans and Their Margins. THE DYNAMIC EARTH. Deformation of Rock. Earthquakes, Isostasy, and the Earth's Internal Properties. Dynamics of the Lithosphere. History of the Continental Crust. The Evolution of Landscapes. Climate and Climatic Change. THE EARTH'S RESOURCES. Sources of Energy. Sources of Materials. BEYOND PLANET EARTH. The Planets: A Review. Appendices. Glossary. Photo Credits. Index.

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GOR001140420
Physical Geology by Brian J. Skinner
Brian J. Skinner
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1987-04-30
768
0471056685
9780471056683
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