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Understanding Earth: Seventh Edition

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UNDERSTANDING EARTH: SEVENTH EDITION

PAPERBACK by Grotzinger, John; Jordan, Thomas H.

£62.99

ISBN
9781319154158
IMPRINT
BEDFORD/SAINT MARTIN'S
 
 
EDITION
1ST ED.
PUBLISHER
BEDFORD/SAINT MARTIN'S
STOCK FOR DELIVERY
IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
0 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
04 APR 2014

DESCRIPTION

For the introductory geology or physical geology course, this textbook offers both majors and non-majors rock solid content that originated with the ground-breaking text, Earth. In subsequent editions, the text has consistently met the needs of today's students with exceptional content, currency, interactive learning features, and an overall focus of the role of geological science in our lives. Students actively take part in the scientific process of discovery and learn through experience as they explore the impact of geology on their lives as citizens and future stewards of the planet. This textbook is available with LaunchPad. LaunchPad combines an interactive ebook with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. See 'Instructor Resources' and 'Student Resources' for further information.

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.