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Physical Geology: The Science of Earth

November 2010, ©2011
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Physical Geology provides readers with a variety of ways to learn the content of physical geology and offer them an opportunity to learn through multiple intelligences. In this first edition, the challenge of critical thinking and the high-interest of relevant subject matter is used to build on other knowledge. This exciting new book explores all the standard introductory Physical Geology topics using recent research, innovative pedagogy and a stunning art program to show readers how they can take geology and apply it to their world as a whole.
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Chapter 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY.

Chapter 2 SOLAR SYSTEM.

Chapter 3 PLATE TECTONICS.

Chapter 4 MINERALS.

Chapter 5 IGNEOUS ROCK.

Chapter 6 VOLCANOES.

Chapter 7 WEATHERING.

Chapter 8 SEDIMENTARY ROCK.

Chapter 9 METAMORPHIC ROCK.

Chapter 10 GEOLOGIC RESOURCES.

Chapter 11 MOUNTAIN BUILDING.

Chapter 12 EARTHQUAKES.

Chapter 13 GEOLOGIC TIME.

Chapter 14 EARTH’S HISTORY.

Chapter 15 THE GEOLOGY OF THE UNITED STATES.

Chapter 16 GLOBAL WARMING.

Chapter 17 GLACIERS AND PALEOCLIMATOLOGY.

Chapter 18 MASS WASTING.

Chapter 19 SURFACE WATER.

Chapter 20 GROUNDWATER.

Chapter 21 DESERTS AND WIND.

Chapter 22 COASTAL GEOLOGY.

Chapter 23 MARINE GEOLOGY.

APPENDIX.

GLOSSARY.

PHOTO CREDITS.

INDEX.

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  • For ease of reading, we offer text in two page segments. Students find the book approachable, succinct, and extremely well organized.
  • Woven into each page are critical thinking exercises (similar to lab exercises) linked to illustrations and photos. These can all be graded automatically on-line.
  • We discuss relevant and provocative global issues such as peak oil, global warming, drought and water stress, population growth, natural hazards, environmental management, and others.
  • Provides classroom problems to supplement lecture.
  • Emphasizing the basic principles of geology, this text is easy to adopt into an existing syllabus. For example, plate tectonics is introduced early, and the entire text teaches to tectonics as a unifying theory of geology.
  • The writing is clear and jargon free. Reviewers emphasized, “These chapters are especially easy to read!”
  • Every page has several pieces of accurate, detailed, beautiful illustrations and photos. 
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Physical Geology: The Science of Earth
ISBN : 978-0-470-91308-6
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Physical Geology: The Science of Earth
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