9780136003687

How Does Earth Work? Physical Geology and the Process of Science

  • ISBN 13:

    9780136003687

  • ISBN 10:

    0136003680

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/21/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

With its unconventional yet highly effective approach,How Does Earth Work?demonstrates the process of science as a vehicle for investigating physical geology. Smith and Pun connect readers to the evidence behind the facts, instead of reproducing known facts-sparking interest in how science is practiced and how we know what we know. Why Study Earth? Minerals: Building Blocks of the Planet; Rocks and Rock-Forming Processes; Formation of Magma and Igneous Rocks; Formation of Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks; Formation of Metamorphic Rocks; Earth Materials as Time Keepers; Journey to the Center of Earth; Making Earth; Motion Inside Earth; Deformation of Rocks; Global Tectonics: Plates and Plumes; Tectonics and Surface Relief; Soil Formation and Landscape Stability; Mass Movements: Landscapes in Motion; Streams: Flowing Water Shapes the Landscape; Water Flowing Underground; Glaciers: Cold-Climate Sculptors of Continents; Shorelines: Changing Landscapes Where Land Meets Sea; Wind: A Global Geologic Process; Global Warming: Real-time Change in the Earth System; Why Study Climate Change? An interesting reference for anyone interested in learning more about Earthrs"s processes.

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