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Physical Geology
Physical Geology

Physical Geology, 17th Edition

ISBN10: 1260722244 | ISBN13: 9781260722246
By Charles (Carlos) Plummer, Diane Carlson and Lisa Hammersley
© 2022

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Physical Geology is a classic introductory text that has helped countless students learn basic physical geology concepts for over 25 years. Students taking introductory physical geology to fulfill a science elective, as well as those contemplating a career in geology, will appreciate the accessible writing style and depth of coverage in Physical Geology

Chapter 1: Introducing Geology, the Essentials of Plate Tectonics, and Other Important Concepts
Chapter 2: Atoms, Elements and Minerals
Chapter 3: Igneous Rocks, the Origin and Evolution of Magma, and Intrusive Activity
Chapter 4: Volcanism and Extrusive Rocks
Chapter 5: Weathering and Soil
Chapter 6: Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks
Chapter 7: Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks
Chapter 8: Time and Geology
Chapter 9: Mass Wasting
Chapter 10: Streams and Floods
Chapter 11: Groundwater
Chapter 12: Glaciers and Glaciation
Chapter 13: Deserts and Wind Action
Chapter 14: Waves, Beaches, and Coasts
Chapter 15: Geologic Structures
Chapter 16: Earthquakes
Chapter 17: Earth’s Interior and Geophysical Properties
Chapter 18: The Sea Floor
Chapter 19: Plate Tectonics—The Unifying Theory
Chapter 20: Mountain Belts and the Continental Crust
Chapter 21: Global Climate Change
Chapter 22: Resources
Chapter 23: The Earth’s Companions
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About the Author

Charles (Carlos) Plummer

Carlos Plummer is a professor at California State University - Sacramento.

Diane Carlson

Diane Carlson is a professor at California State University - Sacramento.

Lisa Hammersley


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