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Physical Geology, Loose-Leaf Print Companion, 3rd Edition

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Physical Geology, Loose-Leaf Print Companion, 3rd Edition

Charles Fletcher

ISBN: 978-1-119-31887-3 July 2017 600 Pages

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Physical Geology: The Science of Earth3rd Edition explores the foundational introductory Physical Geology topics using recent discoveries in geologic research, innovative pedagogy, and a stunning art program. The challenge of critical thinking and the high-interest of modern subject matter taken from todays headlines are used to build on fundamental geologic principles and show students how they can take geology and apply it to their daily world.

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1 An Introduction to Geology 

2 Solar System 

3 Plate Tectonics 

4 Minerals 

5 Igneous Rock 

6 Volcanoes 

7 Weathering 

8 Sedimentary Rock 

9 Metamorphic Rock 

10 Mountain Building 

11 Earthquakes 

12 Geologic Time 

13 Earth’s History 

14 Climate change 

15 Glaciers and Paleoclimatology 

16 Mass Wasting 

17 Surface Water 

18 Groundwater 

19 Deserts and Wind 

20 Coastal Geology 

21 Marine Geology 



  •  Updated and expanded content around important and timely topics such as peak oil, global warming, drought and water stress, population growth, natural hazards, and environmental management.
  • Streamlined text updates, which make reading easier to navigate and more efficient.
Yale Environment 360 An Interview with Charles Fletcher by Yale Environment 360 on Sea Levels Rising and Tropical Pacific Islands Facing a Perfect Storm
  • Ease of Reading: Fundamental principles of geology are arranged around specific learning objectives. Students find the book approachable, succinct, easy to read, and extremely well organized.
  • Critical Thinking exercises are woven into each chapter and are linked to illustrations and photos.
  • Knowledge and Comprehension Questions allow students to check their understanding as they navigate learning objectives.
  • Expand Your Thinking questions ask students to analyze or synthesize specific case studies. For example; explaining why climate change has an impact in one region, yet a different impact on another.
  • Animations & Videos supplement the reading and provide real-world examples of geological features and processes.