Each chapter of this work is introduced with an up-to-date satellite image of the subject covered. The book includes coverage of discoveries on Europa and Ganymede, and the possibility of bacteria on Mars, along with discussions of Cretaceous-Tertiary extinctions. There is an emphasis on Earth as a system, and the role of ocean-atmosphere system and global climate.
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Highly acclaimed and praised as the best teaching text available, Earth's Dynamic Systems is the only introductory text that fully integrates the two major energy systems of Earth: the plate tectonic system and the hydrological system. Using these systems to explore fundamental geological processes, the seventh edition of this leader continues to offer Hamblin's trademark "question- statement-discussion-example" format and unrivaled art program.From the Back Cover:
Key Benefit: This is the only introductory book that fully integrates the two major energy systems of Earth: the plate tectonic system and the hydrological cycle. Key Topics: Using these systems to fully explore fundamental geological processes, this eighth edition continues to offer Hamblin's stunning and sophisticated art program that is virtually unmatched by any other geology book. It presents an integrated approach to important geologic systems to give readers/students a better overall understanding of our Earth. Unparalleled illustration program: many photographs were taken by the author and all illustrations were developed under his supervision.
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Book Description Prentice Hall (a Pearson Educa, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110023493607