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Books about Geology

Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology (7th Edition)
With contributions from more than 120 highly regarded geologists and geoscience educators, and an exceptional illustration program by Dennis Tasa, this user-friendly, best-selling laboratory manual focuses on the basic principles of geology and their applications to everyday life in terms of natural resources, natural hazards, and human risks. This edition of the AGI/NAGT Lab Manual in Physical Geology addresses many current technologies such as satellite technologies, atomic resolution imaging, seismic tomography, and UTM mapping and system. It also covers many current topics such as isostasy, origin of magma, modeling Earth's interior, rock cycling and plate tectonics, volcanic processes and hazards, numerical dating, GPS, UTM, floods, ground water, glaciers as barometers of climate change, dryland hazards, coastal hazards, earthquakes, Earth resources, and human risks. For anyone wishing to learn more about physical geology through practice exercises.

Physical Geology
Physical Geology is a market-leading classic that has been used in classrooms for over 20 years. Updated to include the latest technology and most current information, Physical Geology is for both non-science majors and for students contemplating majoring in geology. The beautiful new art program and interactive writing style will grab students' attention and further their interest in geology.

Essentials of Geology
Building on the tremendous reception to its parent volume, Earth 8th edition, the same groundbreaking media package is now integrated into the brief version of the best-selling introductory physical geology volume. This eighth edition of Essentials of Geology represents a thorough revision, yet retains the hallmarks readers have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgen. Reader friendly writing style, carefully crafted illustrations by Dennis Tasa that are both geologically accurate and visually appealing, and updated coverage of the most recent geologic events. The volume provides an introduction to geology covering minerals, igneous rocks, volcanoes and other igneous activity, weathering and soil, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, mass wasting, running water, groundwater, glaciers and glaciation, deserts and wind, shorelines, the ocean floor, earthquakes and earth's interior, plate tectonics, mountain building, geologic time, and earth history. For individuals interested in an introduction to geology.

Physical Geology

A Field Manual for the Amateur Geologist: Tools and Activities for Exploring Our Planet
Learn geology with relative ease--from a distance or close-up--and enjoy your natural, physical environment. This simple and practical guide describes how to recognize the distinctions between landforms and rocks and how to sleuth stone. Features unique chapters on exploring the geology of national parks and prospecting for gold. Contains easy-to-use mineral and landform keys plus valuable resources such as lists of geologic museums and geological highway maps. Features scores of photographs, charts and tables.

The Practical Geologist: The Introductory Guide to the Basics of Geology and to Collecting and Identifying Rocks
From exploring the basic principles of geology to starting a rock and mineral collection, The Practical Geologist is the perfect introduction to the world of earth science. Beginning with a history of the earth's formation and development, this book explores the substances that compose the planet, movements within the earth, the surface effects of weather and water, and underground landscapes. It shows you how to search for, identify, and extract samples of various rocks and minerals, and for each rock and mineral type there is a brief mineralogy and explanation of its locations. There are also sections on mapping, preparing, and curating specimens, and geological sites on the six continents. Packed with more than 200 full-color illustrations, this comprehensive guide is the essential practical companion for natural science enthusiasts everywhere.

Understanding Earth

Essentials of Geology
An introduction to geology that weaves the theory of plate tectonics and the concept of Earth systems science into its narrative from the beginning, this book strives to create a modern, coherent image of our planet.

Cassell's Atlas of Evolution: The Earth, its Landscape, and Life Forms
This major new atlas offers the first complete look at the evolution of the Earth, from the beginning of the solar system to the present-day. Its six sections are divided into 18 chapters setting out the geological and biological developments of each major geological period. The volume's final section looks at the ways in which the Earth and its biosphere are still evolving today. The distribution today of types of rock, geological formations, fossils and modern species are explained, and the processes of natural evolution and of landscape formation through plate tectonics are revealed here as never before.

The Dynamic Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology
With authoritative and detailed coverage, Skinner and Porter address all key areas of physical geology, as well as recent events that have shaped our world. The new edition is updated to address the latest in geoscientific research, theory, and knowledge.

The Earth System: An Introduction to Earth Systems Science
The first textbook of its kind that addresses the issues of global change from a true Earth systems perspective, The Earth Systems- An Introduction to Earth Systems Science offers a solid emphasis on lessons from Earth history that may guide decision-making in the future. Designed for the Global Change and Earth System Science courses.

Geology: A Self-teaching Guide
Here is an indispensable guide to the fundamentals of geology. Ideal for students and a key refresher for hobbyists, this latest entry in the Wiley Self-Teaching Guide series introduces learners to all the basics, from plate tectonics to rock types, from fossil fuels to Earth's varied systems and cycles. Using quick quizzes and self-tests to reinforce key concepts, Geology walks readers carefully through millions of years of Earth history. Illustrated with more than one hundred specially commissioned illustrations and fifty photographs, this book is a clear, interactive resource for anyone interested in learning more about our planet.