With its strong focus on readability and illustrations, this trusted best seller makes an often complex subject accessible to beginning students. It offers a meaningful, non-technical survey that is informative and up-to-date for learning basic principles and concepts. For the tenth edition, the text’s design and figures have been updated, and the chapter on climate change has been revised significantly.
Introduction to Geology; Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds; Matter and Minerals; Igneous Rocks; Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity; Weathering and Soil; Sedimentary Rocks; Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks; Geologic Time; Crustal Deformation; Earthquakes; Earth’s Interior; Divergent Boundaries: Origin and Evolution of the Ocean Floor; Convergent Boundaries: Origin of Mountains; Mass Wasting: The Work of Gravity; Running Water; Groundwater; Glaciers and Glaciation; Deserts and Wind; Shorelines; Global Climate Change; Earth’s Evolution through Geologic Time; Energy and Mineral Resources; Planetary Geology.
A reader-friendly introduction for anyone interested in learning more about geology.