Earth Revealed

Paperback | February 23, 2010

byDiane Carlson, Charles (Carlos) Plummer

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Physical Geology: Earth Revealed is appropriate for introductory physical geology classes. This text, which includes the same information as the market-leading Physical Geology - 13th edition, by Plummer/Carlson, is for the instructor who prefers to cover plate tectonics early in the course.

The ninth edition has been updated to include the most current information from the various sub-disciplines that comprise physical geology. The book’s purpose is to clearly present geologic processes so that students can understand the logic of scientific methods. This text features an outstanding art program and a proven, accessible writing style.

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Physical Geology: Earth Revealed is appropriate for introductory physical geology classes. This text, which includes the same information as the market-leading Physical Geology - 13th edition, by Plummer/Carlson, is for the instructor who prefers to cover plate tectonics early in the course. The ninth edition has been updated to includ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 8.75 × 6.34 × 0.68 inPublished:February 23, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073369403

ISBN - 13:9780073369402

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Table of Contents

1Introducing Geology, the Essentials of Plate Tectonics, and Other Important Concepts

2Earth's Interior and Geophysical Properties

3The Sea Floor

4Plate Tectonics

5Mountain Belts and the Continental Crust

6Geologic Structures

7Earthquakes

8Time and Geology

9Atoms, Elements, and Minerals

10Volcanism and Extrusive Rocks

11Igneous Rocks, Intrusive Activity, and the Origin of Igneous Rocks

12Weathering and Soil

13Mass Wasting

14Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks

15Metamorphism, Metamorphic Rocks, and Hydrothermal Rocks

16Streams and Floods

17Ground Water

18Deserts and Wind Action

19Glaciers and Glaciation

20Waves, Beaches, and Coasts

21Geologic Resources

22The Earth's Companions

Appendices A-G

Glossary

Index