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Physical Geology

Physical Geology
Author: Charles (Carlos) Plummer - Diane Carlson
ISBN 13: 9780077216061
ISBN 10: 77216067
Edition: 12
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Publication Date: 2007-10-22
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 672
List Price: N/A

Physical Geology, 13th 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.


An introduction to geology for both majors and nonmajors. The organization of the text is traditional and matches the organization of most lab manuals. For this edition (5th ed., 1991), major revisions have been made in the introductory chapter and in the chapters on igneous rocks, plate tectonics, and mountains, and new photos are used throughout. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)