New, completely up-to-date edition of the classic textbook for students in geology and geophysics.
A textbook dealing with the fundamental physical processes needed for an understanding of plate tectonics and a variety of geological phenomena. It grew out of a series of courses at Cornell U. and UCLA for advanced undergraduate and graduate students with backgrounds in geology, geophysics, physics, mathematics, chemistry, and engineering. The second edition provides new information on evolving models and topics such as chemical geodynamics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)