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The Dynamic Earth By Brian J. Skinner

The Dynamic Earth

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This introductory geology text emphasizes the main themes of plate tectonics, human interaction with the environment, protection from natural disasters and the supply of resources. The edition has been revised and updated to include a new chapter on global change and additional illustrations.
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The Dynamic Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology by Brian J. Skinner

Four main themes are emphasized in this text: plate tectonics; human interaction with our environment; our protection from natural disasters; and our needs and the supplies of resources. Plate tectonics is also integrated throughout the text, as a unifying theme of geology. This edition includes a new chapter on global change as well as more illustrations and photographs.

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Table of Contents

Planet Earth; Minerals; The Fire Within; New Rocks from Old; Geologic Time; Weathering and Soils; Mass-Wasting; Streams and Drainage Systems; Groundwater; Glaciers and Glaciation; Wind Action and Deserts; The Ocean Margins; Deformation of Rock; Earthquakes and the Earth's Interior; Dynamics of the Crust; Resources of Energy and Minerals; The Evolution of Landscapes; Our Changing Planet.

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The Dynamic Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology by Brian J. Skinner
Brian J. Skinner
Used - Very Good
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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