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Preface Acknowledgments Main Body. Chapter 1 Introduction to Geology 1.
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Book Description Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more.
Author Steven Earle.
The f o u r t h edition of this popular laborat o r y manual for i n t r o d u c t o r y physical geology courses is for the most part an update of the earlier versions. The authors have made an a t t e m p t to incorporate recent w o r k relating to plate tectonics and astrogeology.
New to the f o u r t h edition are discussions on the origin of various types, revision of some topographic map exercises, a section on tectonics of North America, and a significantly enlarged section on astrogeology. A n o t h e r major change is that the stereopairs have been placed at the back of the manual where they can be removed and used as contact prints.
This f o u r t h edition is the most colorful and attractive version to date. For example, the tectonics of North America section contains four colored space photographs and a colored tectonic map of North America. The manual also includes numerous new stereo-pairs adding to the previous generous collection. Generally map and photograph reproduction is of satisfactory q u a l i t y and is equal or superior to that f o u n d in earlier editions.
In this regard the manual is, w i t h o u t question, one of the best available. Particularly annoying to some students will be the lack of scales on the geologic maps and most of the photographs.
Most maps and photo- 66 graphs are of areas familiar to experienced North American geologists, but this is probably not true for introductory students.
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Also the Raisz landform outline map of the United States contains markers to show the locations of some of the maps and photographs. Unfortunately these locations are not identified by name. Further many of the maps and photographs are not shown on the Raisz map or adequately referenced in the text. The experienced geologists probably will not be bothered by this problem, however the exercises are intended for introductory s t u d e n t s - n o t experienced geologists.
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Like its predecessors, the manual is selfcontained. With the exceptions of the crystal growth, mineral identification, and the various rock identification exercises, there is no need for laboratory materials or equipment.
Stereoscopes are helpful for the stereo-pairs, but not necessary. North American instructors without access to good laboratory facilities will find this book particularly useful.
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A t t h e same time instructors with good laboratory materials and facilities may find the manual restrictive and desire to supplement the exercises. In either case the real strength of this fourth edition is its abundant maps, stereo-pairs, and other photographs suitable for introductory student use.The f o u r t h edition of this popular laborat o r y manual for i n t r o d u c t o r y physical geology courses is for the most part an update of the earlier versions.
The GulfWar of was at least partially fought becauseof the industrialized nations' petroleum requirements. In particular the significance of deflation in modifying playas is introduced toegther with an account of the forms of patterned ground occurring on evaporite crusts and the associated physical and chemical controls.
Water is in short supply because of broken water mains. The first of the five sections contains papers pertinent to the theme of past climates and antecedent lakes in playa basins, and in part therefore tackles the temporal relationship between glacial periods and the extent of pluvial lakes. You would want the house designed and built to absorb the kind ofvibrations given off by earthquakes.
Howard, Geology. Formation of Crossbedding Chapter 8 Metamorphism: Process of Rifting Animation:: This seismic event took place because of a sudden shift of bedrock eighteen kilometers beneath Northridge.