With its strong focus on readability and illustrations, this trusted best seller makes an often complex subject accessible to beginning students. It offers a meaningful, non-technical survey that is informative and up-to-date for learning basic principles and concepts. For the Tenth Edition, the text's design and figures have been updated, and the chapter on climate change has been revised significantly. The GEODe: Earth CD-ROM is now available online with a new interface.
Table of Contents
1: Introduction to Geology 2: Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds 3: Matter and Minerals 4: Igneous Rocks 5: Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity 6: Weathering and Soil 7: Sedimentary Rocks 8: Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks 9: Geologic Time 10: Crustal Deformation 11: Earthquakes 12: Earth's Interior 13: Divergent Boundaries: Origin and Evolution of the Ocean Floor 14: Convergent Boundaries: Origin of Mountains 15: Mass Wasting: The Work of Gravity 16:Running Water 17: Groundwater 18: Glaciers and Glaciation 19: Deserts and Wind 20: Shorelines 21: Global Climate Change 22: Earth's Evolution through Geologic Time 23: Energy and Mineral Resources 24: Planetary Geology