This new edition retains the engaging style, clarity of explanations and accuracy of the science praised in the first edition. New case studies focus on how humans interact with the geology around them, both positively and negatively; and relevant material is included on comparative planetary science, highlighted by the success of the 2004 Mars missions.
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Descrizione libro W. W. Norton & Company, 2005. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Part I Our Island in Space Chapter 1 Cosmology and the Birth of Earth Chapter 2 Journey to the Center of the Earth Chapter 3 Drifting Continents and Spreading Seas Chapter 4 The Way the Earth Works: Plate Tectonics Part II Earth Materials Chapter 5 Patterns in Nature: Minerals Interlude A Rock Groups Chapter 6 Up from the Inferno: Magma and Igneous Rocks Chapter 7 A Surface Veneer: Sediments, Soils, and Sedimentary Rocks Chapter 8 Metamorphism: A Process of Change Interlude B The Rock Cycle Part III Tectonic Activity of a Dynamic Planet Chapter 9 The Wrath of Vulcan: Volcanic Eruptions Chapter 10 A Violent Pulse: Earthquakes Interlude C Seeing Inside the Earth Chapter 11 Crags, Cracks, and Crumples: Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building Part IV History before History Interlude D Memories of Past Life: Fossils and Evolution Chapter 12 Deep Time: How Old Is Old? Chapter 13 A Biography of Earth Part V Earth Resources Chapter 14 Squeezing Power from a Stone: Energy Resources Chapter 15 Riches in Rock: Mineral Resources Part VI Processes and Problems at the Earth\'s Surface Interlude E Ever-Changing Landscapes and the Hydrologic Cycle Chapter 16 Unsafe Ground: Landslides and Other Mass Movements Chapter 17 Streams and Floods: The Geology of Running Water Chapter 18 Restless Realm: Oceans and Coasts Chapter 19 A Hidden Reserve: Groundwater Chapter 20 An Envelope of Gas: Earth\'s Atmosphere and Climate Chapter 21 Dry Regions: The Geology of Deserts Chapter 22 Amazing Ice: Glaciers and Ice Ages Chapter 23 Global Change in the Earth System. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0393925021
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