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Physical Geology

Physical Geology

16th Edition
By Charles (Carlos) Plummer and Diane Carlson and Lisa Hammersley
ISBN10: 1259916820
ISBN13: 9781259916823
Copyright: 2019
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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: Ground Water

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

Appendix A: Identification of Minerals

Appendix B: Identification of Rocks

Appendix C: The Elements Most Significant to Geology

Appendix D: Periodic Table of Elements

Appendix E: Selected Conversion Factors

Appendix F: Rock Symbols

Appendix G: Commonly Used Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots