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    DescriptionTake a learning journey through billions of years of Earth history This indispensable guide to the fundamentals of geology is the ideal way to introduce yourself to all the basics, from rocks, minerals, and fossil fuels to earthquakes, volcanoes, and plate tectonics. Using quick quizzes and self-tests to reinforce key concepts, Geology carefully walks you through billions of years of Earth history. Illustrated with more than one hundred specially commissioned illustrations and fifty photographs that help clarify difficult concepts, this easy-to-follow book is an interactive resource for anyone interested in learning more about our planet. Whether you are new to geology or want to refresh and update your knowledge, the proven self-teaching guide approach will allow you to work at your own pace, check your progress, and learn more about this fascinating field of study.


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    Title
    Geology
    Subtitle
    A Self-Teaching Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara W. Murck
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 185 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780471385905
    ISBN 10: 0471385905
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 551
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BIC subject category V2: RBGF
    BISAC V2.8: SCI063000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16600
    BISAC V2.8: SCI019000, SCI031000
    B&T Approval Code: A56010000
    DC22: 550.7/7
    LC classification: QE40 .M87 2001
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 550.77
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JNU, RBG, PD
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, 50 photographs
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Publication date
    27 July 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    BARBARA MURCK, Ph.D., is the director of environmental programs at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, in Ontario, Canada. She is the coauthor of several leading textbooks, including Environmental Geology and Geology Today: Understanding Our Planet.
    Back cover copy
    Take a learning journey through billions of years of Earth historyThis indispensable guide to the fundamentals of geology is the ideal way to introduce yourself to all the basics, from rocks, minerals, and fossil fuels to earthquakes, volcanoes, and plate tectonics. Using quick quizzes and self-tests to reinforce key concepts, Geology carefully walks you through billions of years of Earth history. Illustrated with more than one hundred specially commissioned illustrations and fifty photographs that help clarify difficult concepts, this easy-to-follow book is an interactive resource for anyone interested in learning more about our planet.Whether you are new to geology or want to refresh and update your knowledge, the proven self-teaching guide approach will allow you to work at your own pace, check your progress, and learn more about this fascinating field of study.
    Table of contents
    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.