Geology For Dummies

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction.

Part I: Studying the Earth.

Chapter 1: Rocks for Jocks (and Everybody Else).

Chapter 2: Observing Earth through a Scientifi c Lens.

Chapter 3: From Here to Eternity: The Past, Present, and Future of Geologic Thought.

Chapter 4: Home Sweet Home: Planet Earth.

Part II: Elements, Minerals, and Rocks.

Chapter 5: It's Elemental, My Dear: A Very Basic Chemistry of Elements and Compounds.

Chapter 6: Minerals: The Building Blocks of Rocks.

Chapter 7: Recognizing Rocks: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Types.

Part III: One Theory to Explain It All: Plate Tectonics.

Chapter 8: Adding Up the Evidence for Plate Tectonics.

Chapter 9: When Crustal Plates Meet, It's All Relative.

Chapter 10: Who's Driving This Thing? Mantle Convection and Plate Movement.

Part IV: Superficially Speaking: About Surface Processes.

Chapter 11: Gravity Takes Its Toll: Mass Wasting.

Chapter 12: Water: Above and Below Ground.

Chapter 13: Flowing Slowly toward the Sea: Glaciers.

Chapter 14: Blowing in the Wind: Moving Sediments without Water.

Chapter 15: Catch a Wave: The Evolution of Shorelines.

Part V: Long, Long Ago in This Galaxy Right Here.

Chapter 16: Getting a Grip on Geologic Time.

Chapter 17: A Record of Life in the Rocks.

Chapter 18: Time before Time Began: The Precambrian.

Chapter 19: Teeming with Life: The Paleozoic Era.

Chapter 20: It Should Have Been Called Mesozoic Park: When Dinosaurs Dominated.

Chapter 21: The Cenozoic Era: Mammals Take Over.

Chapter 22: And Then There Were None: Major Extinction Events in Earth's History.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 23: Ten (Plus) Ways Humans Act as Geologic Agents.

Chapter 24: Ten Geologic Hazards.

Index.

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Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

08.07.2011

Verlag

John Wiley & Sons

Seitenzahl

392

Maße (L/B/H)

23.6/19.2/2.5 cm

Beschreibung

Details

Einband

Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

08.07.2011

Verlag

John Wiley & Sons

Seitenzahl

392

Maße (L/B/H)

23.6/19.2/2.5 cm

Gewicht

589 g

Auflage

1. Auflage

Sprache

Englisch

ISBN

978-1-118-02152-1

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  • Geology For Dummies
  • Introduction.

    Part I: Studying the Earth.

    Chapter 1: Rocks for Jocks (and Everybody Else).

    Chapter 2: Observing Earth through a Scientifi c Lens.

    Chapter 3: From Here to Eternity: The Past, Present, and Future of Geologic Thought.

    Chapter 4: Home Sweet Home: Planet Earth.

    Part II: Elements, Minerals, and Rocks.

    Chapter 5: It's Elemental, My Dear: A Very Basic Chemistry of Elements and Compounds.

    Chapter 6: Minerals: The Building Blocks of Rocks.

    Chapter 7: Recognizing Rocks: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Types.

    Part III: One Theory to Explain It All: Plate Tectonics.

    Chapter 8: Adding Up the Evidence for Plate Tectonics.

    Chapter 9: When Crustal Plates Meet, It's All Relative.

    Chapter 10: Who's Driving This Thing? Mantle Convection and Plate Movement.

    Part IV: Superficially Speaking: About Surface Processes.

    Chapter 11: Gravity Takes Its Toll: Mass Wasting.

    Chapter 12: Water: Above and Below Ground.

    Chapter 13: Flowing Slowly toward the Sea: Glaciers.

    Chapter 14: Blowing in the Wind: Moving Sediments without Water.

    Chapter 15: Catch a Wave: The Evolution of Shorelines.

    Part V: Long, Long Ago in This Galaxy Right Here.

    Chapter 16: Getting a Grip on Geologic Time.

    Chapter 17: A Record of Life in the Rocks.

    Chapter 18: Time before Time Began: The Precambrian.

    Chapter 19: Teeming with Life: The Paleozoic Era.

    Chapter 20: It Should Have Been Called Mesozoic Park: When Dinosaurs Dominated.

    Chapter 21: The Cenozoic Era: Mammals Take Over.

    Chapter 22: And Then There Were None: Major Extinction Events in Earth's History.

    Part VI: The Part of Tens.

    Chapter 23: Ten (Plus) Ways Humans Act as Geologic Agents.

    Chapter 24: Ten Geologic Hazards.

    Index.