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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: 144
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 195 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906716219
    ISBN 10: 1906716218
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    BIC subject category V2: WNW
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 551
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26640
    Abridged Dewey: 551
    BISAC V2.8: SCI060000, SCI031000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QE31 .P36 2010
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Colour
    Publisher
    Dunedin Academic Press
    Imprint name
    Dunedin Academic Press
    Publication date
    22 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Graham Park is a professional geologist living in the north of Scotland. He hopes that this book will have the same impact on others that his first reading about geology had on him ~ in kindling a lifelong fascination with his subject
    Review quote
    'This remains a key resource for both amateur and professional geologists alike, remarkably squeezing virtually all the basics of our subject into some 135 pages with many informative illustrations.' European Geologist 'For any basic level geology book to succeed, it needs to be well written and include great pictures and diagrams - and this book does not disappoint - This little guide (it is only 134, A5 pages long) covers everything you would expect from a basic level geology book, including the rock cycle, plate tectonics, fossils and industrial uses for geology. It also includes a great glossary, which these days is essential given that geology seems to have spawned a different language only distantly related to English.'Deposits Magazine
    Table of contents
    1. Crystals, minerals and gemstones 2. Volcanoes and melted rock 3. Shaping the land 4. Mud, sand and other deposits 5. Moving continents and making mountains 6. Earthquakes and faults 7. Squeezing and stretching - rock deformation 8. Geological time and the age of the Earth 9. Fossils - a history of life 10.Turning the pages - Earth history 11.Geology and industry Glossary