The Field Guide to Geology

The Field Guide to Geology

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An updated title provides information on earth's origin, the shaping of the continents, the forming of rocks, erosion, earth's geological history, and the impact of the oceans and rivers.

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An essential field guide for geology lovers.

Praise for the hardcover edition:
"...[a] very interesting title..."—American Reference Books Annual

Written by a team of eminent geologists and educators, The Field Guide to Geology, New Edition features clear graphics and simple field-guide procedures to guide hikers through the great outdoors. A revised and updated edition of a best-seller, this helpful resource offers readers ready access to the subject. This edition features 200 new two-color illustrations (more than 750 in all), updated graphs and tables, as well as two new chapters titled "Monitoring the Earth's Changes" and "Geologists of Note." This volume's lucid, easy-to-follow text covers all the key rudiments of geology and will provide nature lovers with a useful reference to various geological phenomena.

Topics covered include:
  • Air currents
  • Composition
  • Desertification
  • Greenhouse effect
  • Ice changes
  • Seafloor profiling
  • Seismic activity
  • Submersibles
  • Tides
  • Waterflow
  • and more.

Publisher: New York : Checkmark Books, 2007
Edition: New ed
ISBN: 9780816065103
Branch Call Number: 551 L172f 2007
Characteristics: 304 p. : ill., maps, charts ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Diagram Group


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