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    Introducing Geology: A Guide to the World of Rocks (Earth Sciences S.) (Paperback) By (author) Graham Park

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    DescriptionOur world is made of rock. Although much of the Earth's surface is covered by vegetation, concrete or water, if one digs down far enough solid rock will always be found. Those who live in a landscape where rock outcrops are obvious will have wondered about the kind of rocks they are looking at and how they came to be where they are now. This introductory book explains in simple terms what geology can tell us about the world. Many objects of great beauty and which excite our curiosity, such as crystals or fossils, are to be found by examining rocks. Those searching for and examining such objects gain much more by knowing how and when they originated. In particular fossils, whilst interesting in themselves, tell us from their context in geological time of biological evolution and these clues give an insight into the origins of life on earth. Copiously illustrated this book is intended for those whose interest in geology has been awakened, perhaps by media coverage of earthquakes or dinosaurs and want to know more. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and are explained in a glossary.


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    Title
    Introducing Geology
    Subtitle
    A Guide to the World of Rocks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graham Park
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781903765647
    ISBN 10: 1903765641
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.9T
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: RBGL
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Abridged Dewey: 551
    LC classification: QE
    BISAC V2.8: SCI031000
    DC22: 553
    Thema V1.0: RBGL
    Illustrations note
    colour throughout
    Publisher
    Dunedin Academic Press
    Imprint name
    Dunedin Academic Press
    Publication date
    30 January 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Graham Park is Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of Keele.