Physical Geology Today

Paperback | August 20, 2015

byDamian Nance, Brendan Murphy

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This text presents a clear and conceptual understanding of how Earth works, emphasizing the role of tectonic plates throughout. Using clear, focused, and engaging prose, the authors discuss connections between concepts, processes, and principles in a straightforward manner. The text introducesthemes using stunning overview graphics at the beginning of each chapter and features hundreds of meticulously developed figures throughout in order to illustrate ongoing processes and changes over time.

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This text presents a clear and conceptual understanding of how Earth works, emphasizing the role of tectonic plates throughout. Using clear, focused, and engaging prose, the authors discuss connections between concepts, processes, and principles in a straightforward manner. The text introducesthemes using stunning overview graphics at ...

Damian Nance is Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University. Brendan Murphy is Professor of Earth Sciences at St. Francis Xavier University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 20, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199965552

ISBN - 13:9780199965557

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PART I: THE SOLID EARTH1. Foundations of Modern Geology2. Plate Tectonics3. Minerals4. Origin and Evolution of Igneous Rocks5. Weathering and Soils6. Sedimentation and Sedimentary Rocks7. Metamorphism and Metamorphic RocksPART II: EVOLUTION OF THE SOLID EARTH8. Geologic Time9. Plates and Plate Boundaries10. Deformation and Mountain Building11. Earthquakes and Earth's InteriorPART III: SCULPTING THE SOLID EARTH12. Mass Wasting13. Running Water14. Groundwater15. Glaciers and Glaciation16. Deserts and Winds17. Coastlines and Coastal ProcessesPART IV: EARTH'S RESOURCES18. Mineral Deposits and Industrial Materials19. Energy ResourcesPART V: EARTH AND BEYOND20. Physical Geology and Climate Change21. The Planets