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Geology: A Self-Teaching Guide

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Geology: A Self-Teaching Guide

Barbara W. Murck

ISBN: 978-0-471-38590-5 July 2001 336 Pages

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Take a learning journey through billions of years of Earthhistory

This indispensable guide to the fundamentals of geology is theideal way to introduce yourself to all the basics, from rocks,minerals, and fossil fuels to earthquakes, volcanoes, and platetectonics. Using quick quizzes and self-tests to reinforce keyconcepts, Geology carefully walks you through billions of years ofEarth history. Illustrated with more than one hundred speciallycommissioned illustrations and fifty photographs that help clarifydifficult concepts, this easy-to-follow book is an interactiveresource for anyone interested in learning more about ourplanet.

Whether you are new to geology or want to refresh and update yourknowledge, the proven self-teaching guide approach will allow youto work at your own pace, check your progress, and learn more aboutthis fascinating field of study.
Acknowledgments.

A Note to the Reader.

Plate Tectonics: A Revolution in Geology.

What the Earth Is Made Of.

The Rock Record and Geologic Time.

Earthquakes and the Inside of the Earth.

Volcanoes and Igneous Rocks.

Weathering and Erosion.

Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks.

Metamorphism and Rock Deformation.

The Hydrosphere and the Atmosphere.

The Record of Life on Earth.

Resources from the Earth.

Earth Systems and Cycles.

Appendix 1: Units and Conversions.

Appendix 2: Elements and Their Symbols.

Appendix 3: Properties of Some Important Minerals.

Appendix 4: Symbols Commonly Used on Geologic Maps.

Appendix 5: Some Great Earth Science Web Sites.

Index.