The Earth's Dynamic Systems

The Earth's Dynamic Systems : A Textbook in Physical Geology

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Suitable for freshman/sophomore Physical or Introductory Geology courses found in departments of geology, Earth science, or environmental science. Hamblin and Christiansen help students to see the global view of Earth, teaching them to look at the world as geologists do. The text is structured around two main themes: The first examines Earth as a geologic system with vast interconnected subsystems, while the second theme focuses on how the human species fits into Earth's integrated system. This is still the only introductory text that fully integrates the two major energy systems of Earth: the plate tectonic system and the hydrologic cycle. The Ninth Edition continues to offer a stunning and sophisticated art program that is virtually unmatched by any other geology more

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  • Paperback | 766 pages
  • 218.44 x 269.24 x 27.94mm | 1,655.6g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 9th edition
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.), col. maps
  • 0130183717
  • 9780130183712

Table of contents

1. Planet Earth. 2. Geologic Systems. 3. Minerals. 4. Igneous Rocks. 5. Sedimentary Rocks. 6. Metamorphic Rocks. 7. Structure of Rock Bodies. 8. Geologic Time. 9. The Atmosphere-Ocean System. 10. Weathering. 11. Slope System. 12. River Systems. 13. Groundwater Systems. 14. Glacier Systems. 15. Shoreline Systems. 16. Eolian Systems. 17. Plate Tectonics. 18. Seismicity and Earth's Interior. 19. Divergent Plate Boundaries. 20. Transform Plate Boundaries. 21. Convergent Plate Boundaries. 22. Hotspots and Mantle Plumes. 23. Tectonics and Landscapes. 24. Earth's Resources. 25. Other Planets. Glossary. more

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