Geology - the Key Ideas: Teach Yourself

Geology - the Key Ideas: Teach Yourself

Paperback Teach Yourself

By (author) David A. Rothery

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  • Publisher: Teach Yourself Books
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 22mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 28 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1444103121
  • ISBN 13: 9781444103120
  • Illustrations note: 65 b/w line drawings, 30 b/w halftones, 16 colour halftones
  • Sales rank: 140,628

Product description

Geology - The Key Ideas is a definitive introduction to the nature and workings of the Earth. Extensively illustrated it covers everything from earthquakes and plate tectonics to the formation of rocks and minerals. With clear explanations of complex geological processes, and a glossary of specialist terms, this book will give you a new understanding of the planet we live on. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding. THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

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Author information

David Rothery is a volcanologist, geologist, planetary scientist and Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University.

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Table of contents

01 Introduction: a mighty matter of legend 02 The solid Earth 03 Earthquakes 04 Plate tectonics 05 Volcanoes 06 Igneous intrusions 07 Metamorphism 08 Erosion and transport 09 Deposition of sedimentary rocks 10 Deformation of rocks 11 Physical resources 12 Past life and fossils 13 A short history of the Earth 14 Geology on other planets 15 Going into the field Appendix 1: minerals Appendix 2: rock names Appendix 3: geologic time Glossary Taking it further Index