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These are a selection of books available from the library in both print and electronic formats. More are available when you search the catalog.
Science 101: Geology goes deep into the core of this gritty earth science, covering everything from the history of geological theory to the formation and structure of the Earth's layers to the basics of plate tectonics, magma, and fossils. More than 250 color photos illustrate subjects such as rock classification and geological catastrophes Highlights include cutting-edge information on new technologies and research breakthroughs Ready Reference section with at-a-glance timelines, charts, and diagrams, including a geological map of the world Perfect at-home reference for students, families, and rock hounds everywhere
This comprehensive introduction to the nature and history of the Earth digs deep into topics ranging from volcanoes and earthquakes to the implications of our limited natural resources. Any science enthusiast wanting a more in-depth understanding of geology will find fascinating explanations of the origin and evolution of the Earth; rocks, minerals, and fossils; key geological processes; and the geology of other planets. Readers will even learn how to carry out their own fieldwork. The accessible text is enhanced throughout with illustrations, photographs, and annotated diagrams.
Whether you are interested in fossils, the evolution of the Earth or where your oil comes from, this book uncovers all Understand Geology is a fascinating guide to the nature and history of the Earth. Whether you want to find out why volcanoes and earthquakes happen, where fossils and minerals come from or how the Earth has evolved into its present form, this book will give you straightforward explanations. Packed with helpful photographs and diagrams and with a glossary of specialist terms it is ideal whether you a student on a course or simply want to know more about the planet that you live on!Also included: Updated information on recent eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis Tthe effects of climate change The latest research on the geology of other planets One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of geology Topics include: A mighty matter of legend, The solid Earth, Earthquakes, Plate tectonics, Volcanoes, Igneous intrusions, Metamorphism, Erosion and transport, Deposition of sedimentary rocks, Deformation of rocks, Physical resources, Past life and fossils, A short history of the Earth, Geology on other planets, Going into the field
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