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Physical Geology, 14th 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 in Physical 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
Chapter 1: Introducing Geology, the Essentials of Plate Tectonics, and Other Important ConceptsChapter 2: Atoms, Elements and MineralsChapter 3: Igneous Rocks, Intrusive Activity, and the Origin of Igneous RocksChapter 4: Volcanism and Extrusive RocksChapter 5: Weathering and SoilChapter 6: Sediment and Sedimentary RocksChapter 7: Metamorphism, Metamorphic Rocks, and Hydrothermal RocksChapter 8: Time and GeologyChapter 9: Mass WastingChapter 10: Streams and FloodsChapter 11: Ground WaterChapter 12: Glaciers and GlaciationChapter 13: Deserts and Wind ActionChapter 14: Waves, Beaches and CoastsChapter 15: Geologic StructuresChapter 16: EarthquakesChapter 17: Earth’s Interior and Geophysical PropertiesChapter 18: The Sea FloorChapter 19: Plate TectonicsChapter 20: Mountain Belts and the Continental CrustChapter 21: Geologic ResourcesChapter 22: The Earth’s CompanionsAppendix A: Identification of Minerals Appendix B: Identification of Rocks Appendix C: The Elements Most Significant to Geology Appendix D: Periodic Table of Elements Appendix E: Selected Conversion Factors Appendix F: Rock Symbols Appendix G: Commonly Used Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots