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Understanding Earth: Seventh Edition
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UNDERSTANDING EARTH: SEVENTH EDITION

PAPERBACK BY GROTZINGER, JOHN; JORDAN, THOMAS H.

£56.99

ISBN
9781464138744
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EDITION
7TH ED. 2014
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W.H.FREEMAN & CO LTD
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PUBLICATION DATE
04 APR 2014

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This is the textbook only without LaunchPad.For the introductory geology or physical geology course. Understanding Earth offers students rock solid content that originated with the ground-breaking text, Earth. This edition incorporates coverage of recent natural disasters (the 2011 tsunami), fracking and other natural resources issues, the latest developments in climate change, and key events such as the Mars mission and the arrest of geologists in Italy.Understanding Earth can also be purchased with W.H. Freeman's breakthrough online course space, LaunchPad, which offers innovative media content, curated and organised for easy assignability. Including LearningCurve, our adaptive quizzing resource, to engage your students and develop their understanding of ecology. To order this book bundled with LaunchPad please order package isbn 9781137564078.

CONTENTS

1. The Earth System.- 2. Plate Tectonics: The Unifying Theory.- 3. Earth Materials: Minerals and Rocks4. Igneous Rocks: Solids from Melts.- 5. Sedimentation: Rocks Formed by Surface Processes.- 6. Metamorphism: Alteration of Rocks by Temperature and Pressure.- 7. Deformation: Modification of Rocks by Folding and Fracturing.-8. Clocks in Rocks: Timing the Geologic Record.- 9. Early History of the Terrestrial Planets.- 10. History of the Continents.- 11. Geobiology: Life Interacts with the Earth.- 12. Volcanoes.- 13. Earthquakes.- 14. Exploring Earth's Interior.- 15. The Climate System.- 16. Weathering, Erosion, and Mass Wasting: Interactions Between the Climate and Plate Tectonic Systems.- 17. The Hydrologic Cycle and Groundwater.- 18. Stream Transport: From Mountains to Oceans.- 19. Winds and Deserts.- 20. Coastlines and Ocean Basins.- 21. Glaciers: The Work of Ice.- 22. Landscape Development.- 23. The Human Impact on Earth's Environment.