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Physical Geology, 13th edition, is the latest refinement of a classic introductory text that has helped countless students learn basic physical geology concepts for over 25 years. Students taking introductory physical geology to fulfill a science elective, as well as those contemplating a career in geology, will appreciate the accessible writing style and depth of coverage inPhysical Geology. Hundreds of carefully rendered illustrations and accompanying photographs correlate perfectly with the chapter descriptions to help readers quickly grasp new geologic concepts. Numerous chapter learning tools and a website further assist students in their study of physical geology.
Table of Contents
Introducing Geology, the Essentials of Plate Tectonics, and Other Important Concepts
Atoms, Elements and Minerals
Igneous Rocks, Intrusive Activity, and the Origin of Igneous Rocks
Volcanism and Extrusive Rocks
Weathering and Soil
Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphism, Metamorphic Rocks, and Hydrothermal Rocks
Time and Geology
Streams and Floods
Glaciers and Glaciation
Deserts and Wind Action
Waves, Beaches and Coasts
Earth's Interior and Geophysical Properties
The Sea Floor
Mountain Belts and the Continental Crust
The Earth's Companions
Identification of Minerals
Identification of Rocks
The Elements Most Significant to Geology
Periodic Table of Elements
Selected Conversion Factors
Commonly Used Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
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