Geology For Dummies

Alecia M. Spooner

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2011. 1st Edition. Paperback. Geology For Dummies is the most accessible book on the market for anyone who needs to get a handle on the subject, whether they're looking to supplement classroom learning or are simply interested in earth sciences. Num Pages: 384 pages, Illustrations (some col.). BIC Classification: RB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 189 x 234 x 21. Weight in Grams: 594. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Get a rock-solid grasp on geology

Geology is the study of the earth's history as well as the physical and chemical processes that continue to shape the earth today. Jobs in the geosciences are expected to increase over the next decade, which will increase geology-related jobs well above average projection for all occupations in the coming years.

Geology For Dummies is the most accessible book on the market for anyone who needs to get a handle on the subject, whether you?re looking to supplement classroom learning or are simply interested in earth sciences. Presented in a straightforward, trusted format, it features a thorough introduction to the study of the earth, its materials, and its processes.

  • Tracks to a typical college-level introductory geology course
  • An 8-page color insert includes photos of rocks, minerals, and geologic marvels
  • Covers geological processes; rock records and geologic times; matter, minerals, and rock; and more

Geology For Dummies is an excellent classroom supplement for all students who enroll in introductory geology courses, from geology majors to those who choose earth science courses as electives.

From the Back Cover: Get a rock-solid grasp on geology

Geology is a vast, intricate, and complex subject — but that doesn't mean it has to be difficult to grasp. Whether you're looking to supplement classroom learning or are simply interested in earth sciences, this friendly, approachable guide gives you a straightforward introduction to the study of the earth, its materials, and its processes.

  • Home sweet home — get an introduction to geology and the development of modern ideas about our planet

  • It's elemental, my dear — review the building blocks of earth — elements, minerals, and rocks — and get acquainted with some basic chemistry

  • Pass your plate — discover why the theory of plate tectonics is the unifying theory of geology, and how the interaction of plate movements forms, destroys, and recycles rocks

  • On the surface — get the 411 on the five main forces for geological change on the earth's surface — forces of gravity, flowing water, ice, wind, and waves

Open the book and find:

  • Plain-English explanations of the chemistry you need to know

  • How geologists determine the age of rocks

  • The history of geologic thought

  • Five major extinction eventsin earth's history

  • Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks

  • The theory of plate tectonics

  • An introduction to thegeologic timescale

  • The most common geologic hazards

Learn to:

  • Grasp the study of the earth, its materials, and its processes

  • Recognize rocks, minerals, and geologic marvels

  • Score your highest in geology courses

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