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Geology for Dummies Paperback – 8 Jul 2011

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ISBN-13: 978-1118021521 ISBN-10: 9781118021521 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (8 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781118021521
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118021521
  • ASIN: 1118021525
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.5 x 23.4 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 599 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Get a rock–solid grasp on geology

Geology is a vast, intricate, and complex subject but that doesn′t mean it has to be difficult to grasp. Whether you′re looking to supplement classroom learning or are simply interested in earth sciences, this friendly, approachable guide gives you a straightforward introduction to the study of the earth, its materials, and its processes.

  • Home sweet home get an introduction to geology and the development of modern ideas about our planet

  • It′s elemental, my dear review the building blocks of earth elements, minerals, and rocks and get acquainted with some basic chemistry

  • Pass your plate discover why the theory of plate tectonics is the unifying theory of geology, and how the interaction of plate movements forms, destroys, and recycles rocks

  • On the surface get the 411 on the five main forces for geological change on the earth′s surface forces of gravity, flowing water, ice, wind, and waves

Open the book and find:

  • Plain–English explanations of the chemistry you need to know

  • How geologists determine the age of rocks

  • The history of geologic thought

  • Five major extinction eventsin earth′s history

  • Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks

  • The theory of plate tectonics

  • An introduction to thegeologic timescale

  • The most common geologic hazards

Learn to:

  • Grasp the study of the earth, its materials, and its processes

  • Recognize rocks, minerals, and geologic marvels

  • Score your highest in geology courses

About the Author

Alecia M. Spooner has been teaching various Earth and Environmental Sciences for seven years. She has earned degrees in Anthropology (B.A., University of Mississippi), Archaeology (M.A., Washington State University), and Geology (M.S., University of Washington). Her research includes interdisciplinary studies of paleoecology, paleoclimatology, and archaeology. Currently she teaches at Everett Community College and enjoys developing active-learning science curricula.

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