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    DescriptionGeology - 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 www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding. THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

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    Geology - the Key Ideas: Teach Yourself
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David A. Rothery
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 199 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 303 g
    ISBN 13: 9781444103120
    ISBN 10: 1444103121

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: JNF051080
    BIC subject category V2: RBG
    B&T Book Type: JN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16640
    DC22: 551
    B&T General Subject: 218
    Abridged Dewey: 550
    LC classification: QE
    BISAC V2.8: SCI019000
    Thema V1.0: RBG
    Illustrations note
    65 b/w line drawings, 30 b/w halftones, 16 colour halftones
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Teach Yourself Books
    Publication date
    28 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    David Rothery is a volcanologist, geologist, planetary scientist and Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University.
    Review quote
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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