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Earth By Frank Press

Earth by Frank Press

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Describes geological processes within the framework of plate tectonics, introducing students to the basic concepts in this field. Recent discoveries in marine geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and planetary geology are systematically woven into discussions of traditional topics.

Earth Summary

Earth by Frank Press

This text describes geological processes within the framework of plate tectonics, introducing students to the basic concepts in this constantly developing field. Recent discoveries in marine geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and planetary geology are systematically woven into discussions of traditional topics such as geomorphology, sedimentation, petrology, volcanism, and structural geology. The book describes the methods and techniques employed by geologists in the field, relating geologic subjects to environmental problems. Learning aids include a separate introduction for each of the book's three parts, a brief abstract preceding each chapter, plus summaries in list form, exercises, and bibliographies for each chapter.

Table of Contents

History of the Earth and Solar System. The Rock Record and the Geologic Time Scale. Rocks and Minerals. Folds, Faults, and Other Records of Rock Deformation. Weathering: The Decomposition of Rocks. Erosion and Landscape. The Natural Water Cycle and Groundwater. Rivers: Currents, Channels, and Networks. Wind, Dust, and Deserts. The Flow of Ice: Glaciers. Ocean Processes. Sedimentation and Sedimentary Rocks. Interactions of Crust, Oceans, and Atmosphere. The Intemal Heat of the Earth. Plutonism: The Formation of Igneous Rocks. Volcanism. Metamorphism. Seismology and the Earth's Interior. The Earth's Magnetism and Gravity. Global Plate Tectonics: The Unifying Model. Deformation of the Earth's Crust. The Planets: A Summary of Current Knowledge. Matter and Energy From the Earth.

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GOR009146471
9780716717768
071671776X
Earth by Frank Press
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Macmillan Learning
19860100
656
N/A
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