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Titre : The Changing Earth: Exploring Geology and ...
Éditeur : Cengage Learning, Inc, United States
Date d'édition : 2011
Reliure : Paperback
Etat du livre : New
Edition : 6th.
Language: English . Brand New Book. THE CHANGING EARTH: EXPLORING GEOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, is a leader in the Introductory Geology course. The content of the sixth edition is based on the best-selling texts PHYSICAL GEOLOGY: EXPLORING THE EARTH and HISTORICAL GEOLOGY: EVOLUTION OF EARTH AND LIFE THROUGH TIME, both written by James S. Monroe and Reed Wicander. Briefer than the previous edition and maintaining a consistent and clear writing style throughout, the text provides balanced coverage of physical and historical geology with engaging, real-life examples that draw you into the material. The sixth edition includes excellent illustrations, photographs, and maps that aid your understanding of this especially visual science. The book design presents the material in easily digestible chapters, with clear delineations between sections and well-placed artwork. N° de réf. du libraire BZV9780840062086
Synopsis : "Changing Earth: Exploring Geology and Evolution", 6e, International Edition" is a member of a rare breed of texts written specifically for courses covering both physical and historical geology-but it also stands apart by other measures. Three interrelated themes (plate tectonics, organic evolution, and geologic time) help students understand that Earth is a complex, integrated, and continually changing system. Lauded for its consistent and clear writing style, the text is also noted for stunning visuals (updated in this edition) and real-life examples that draw students into the material. The authors go beyond simply explaining geology and its processes; rather, they place that knowledge within the context of human experience by consistently emphasizing relevance, resources, and the environment.
Critique: 1. Understanding Earth: A Dynamic and Evolving Planet. 2. Plate Tectonics: A Unifying Theory. 3. Minerals-The Building Blocks of Rocks. 4. Igneous Rocks and Intrusive Igneous Activity. 5. Volcanism and Volcanoes. 6. Weathering, Erosion and Soil. 7. Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks. 8. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks. 9. Earthquakes and Earth's Interior. 10. Deformation, Mountain Building, and the Continents. 11. Mass Wasting. 12. Running Water. 13. Groundwater. 14. Glaciers and Glaciation. 15. The Work of Winds and Deserts. 16. Oceans, Shorelines and Shoreline Processes. 17. Geologic Time: Concepts and Principles. 18. Evolution-The Theory and Its Supporting Evidence. 19. Precambrian Earth and Life History. 20. Paleozoic Earth History. 21. Paleozoic Life History. 22. Mesozoic Earth and Life History. 23. Cenozoic Earth and Life History. 24. Physical and Historical Geology in Perspective.
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