This introductory physical geology textbook aims to help students understand what physical geology teaches us about the world and what it brings to our lives. Students come to learn how we know what we know and how that knowledge impacts their lives as citizens and consumers.
The field of physical geology continues to evolve with new tools, new ideas new approaches. Working closely with Frank Press and Ray Siever, the new co-authors of the fourth edition, John Grotzinger and Tom Jordan, have introduced a wealth of more recent data and applications to keep the science in the text on the cutting edge. This introductory physical geology textbook aims to help students understand what physical geology teaches us about the world and what it brings to our lives. It is designed to bring the worldview of the working geologist to an audience not only new to this specific field, but in many cases to science in general. Students aren't merely presented with concepts and processes - they come to learn how we know what we know and how that knowledge impacts their lives as citizens and consumers. A student website and an instructor's website are available, and supplements are available in the form of: a study guide (0-7167-5776-1); lecture notebook (0-7167-5778-8); instructor's resource manual (0-7167-5781-8); instructor's resource CD with PowerPoint presentations (0-7167-5782-6); slide set with lecture notes (0-7167-5779-6); overhead transparency set (0-7167-5780-x); and test bank with 1200 multiple-choice questions on CD-ROM (0-7167-5783-4) and in a printed version (0-7167-5784-2).
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FRANK PRESS has made pioneering contributions to the fields of geophysics, oceanography, lunar and planetary sciences and natural resource exploration. - He has been named most influential scientist in the U.S by U.S.News& World Report surveys three times and is currently with the Washington Advisory Group - RAYMOND SIEVER is an internationally known expert in sedimentary petrology, geo-chemistry, and the evolution of oceans and the atmosphere. he is a long-time memeber of Harvard University's department of earth and Planetary Sciences - JOHN GROTZINGER researches the chemical development of the early oceans and atmosphere and the environmental context of early animal evolution at MIT - THOMAS H.JORDAN is based at the University of Southern California where his specialist topics include the nature of plate-tectonic flow and the question of mantle stratification
Table of Contents
PART 1 THE DYNAMIC EARTH - In the Beginning and Now - Plate Tectonics: The Unifying Theory - PART II ROCKS, DEFORMATION, AND THE GEOLOGIC RECORD - Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks - Rocks: The Products of Geologic Processes - Igneous Rocks: Solids from Melts - Volcanism - Weathering and Erosion - Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks - Metamorphic Rocks - The Rock Record and the Geologic Time Scale - Folds, Faults, and Other Records of Rock Deformation - PART III. SURFACE PROCESSES: INTERACTIONS OF CLIMATE AND ROCKS - Mass Wasting - The Hydrologic Cycle and Groundwater - Streams: Transport to the Oceans - Winds and Deserts - Glaciers: The Work of Ice - Marine Processes - Landscapes: Tectonic and Climate Interactions - PART IV. INTERNAL PROCESSES, EXTERNAL EFFECTS - Earthquakes - Evolution of the Continents - Exploring Earth's Interior - PART V. EARTH SYSTEMS AND SOCIETY - Geobiology - Energy and Mineral Resources from the Earth - Earth Systems and Human Impacts - - - - - -
Understanding Earth by Frank Press
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