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Highly acclaimed as an outstanding text, the fifth edition provides comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of both the classical and modern concepts of physical geology, providing an ideal introduction to the subject. As in previous editions of Putnam's Geology, the editors have retained Putnam's distinctive and accessible style and superb photographs. For the new edition, the authors have reorganized the text. Beginning with introductory chapters on general features, it proceeds to chapters on internally generated processes, externally generated processes, and concludes with a timely discussion of mineral and energy resources, including current trends in their use. Distinctive in its visual appeal, the book makes exceptional use of some 346 unusually fine photographs, many by noted photographers, as well as some of the best work from the U.S. Geological Survey collection, all supplemented by two-colour line drawings to clearly illustrate the principles of more

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  • Paperback | 654 pages
  • 203.2 x 247.65 x 25.4mm | 1,292.73g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • numerous halftones, and two-colour line drawings throughout
  • 0195055179
  • 9780195055177

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PART I: General concepts: The planetary system; The nature of geology and time; Matter, minerals, and rocks; PART II: Internal processes: Internally generated constructive processes; Earthquakes; Deformation of rocks and mountain building; Igneous rocks; Volcanism; Metamorphic rocks; PART III: Surficial processes: Weathering and soils; Mass movements and related geologic hazards; River systems and landform evolution; Desert landforms and deposits; Glaciers and the effects of glaciation; The shore; The sea; Sedimentary rocks; Groundwater; PART IV: Resources and social issues: more

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