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Visualizing Geology, 3rd Edition
Barbara W Murck
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Preface

1 Earth as a Planet 2

2 Earth Materials 34

3 How Old is Old? The Rock Record and Geologic Time 64

4 Plate Tectonics 92

5 Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior 118

6 Volcanoes and Igneous Rocks 150

7 Weathering and Erosion 188

8 From Sediment to Sedimentary Rock 218

9 Folds, Faults, and Geological Maps 248

10 Metamorphism: New Rock from Old 278

11 Water On and Under the Ground 306

12 The Ocean and the Atmosphere 344

13 Climatic Extremes: Deserts and Glaciers 384

14 Earth’s Climates: Past, Present, Future 416

15 A Brief History of Life on Earth 454

16 Understanding Earth’s Resources 492

Appendix A: Units and Their Conversions 526

Appendix B: Periodic Table of Elements 528

Appendix C: Tables of the Properties of Selected Common Minerals 529

Appendix D: Self-Test Answers 532

Glossary 533

Table and Line Art Credits 538

Photo Credits 540

Index 545

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