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  • Geology for dummies
  • 點閱:63
  • 作者: by Alecia M. Spooner
  • 出版社:Wiley Publishing, Inc.
  • 出版年:c2011
  • 集叢名:--For dummies
  • ISBN:9781118021521; 9781118036792
  • 格式:PDF

Presented in a straightforward, trusted format and tracking to a typical introductory geology course at the college level, Geology For Dummies features a thorough introduction to the study of earth, its materials, and its processes. Concepts covered include: Rock records and geologic time Large-scale motion of tectonic plates Matter, minerals, and rocks The geological processes on earths surface A close look at earth as a complex global system. An 8-page color insert includes photos of rocks and minerals as well as geologic marvels.

  • Introduction(第1頁)
    • About This Book(第1頁)
    • Conventions Used in This Book(第2頁)
    • What You’re Not to Read(第2頁)
    • Foolish Assumptions(第2頁)
    • How This Book Is Organized(第3頁)
    • Icons Used in This Book(第4頁)
    • Where to Go from Here(第5頁)
  • Part I: Studying the Earth(第7頁)
    • Chapter 1: Rocks for Jocks (and Everybody Else)(第9頁)
    • Chapter 2: Observing Earth through a Scientific Lens(第17頁)
    • Chapter 3: From Here to Eternity: The Past, Present, and Future of Geologic Thought(第27頁)
    • Chapter 4: Home Sweet Home: Planet Earth(第37頁)
  • Part II: Elements, Minerals, and Rocks(第45頁)
    • Chapter 5: It’s Elemental, My Dear: A Very Basic Chemistry of Elements and Compounds(第47頁)
    • Chapter 6: Minerals: The Building Blocks of Rocks(第57頁)
    • Chapter 7: Recognizing Rocks: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Types(第75頁)
  • Part III: One Theory to Explain It All: Plate Tectonics(第107頁)
    • Chapter 8: Adding Up the Evidence for Plate Tectonics(第109頁)
    • Chapter 9: When Crustal Plates Meet, It’s All Relative(第121頁)
    • Chapter 10: Who’s Driving This Thing? Mantle Convection and Plate Movement(第139頁)
  • Part IV: Superficially Speaking: About Surface Processes(第153頁)
    • Chapter 11: Gravity Takes Its Toll: Mass Wasting(第155頁)
    • Chapter 12: Water: Above and Below Ground(第165頁)
    • Chapter 13: Flowing Slowly toward the Sea: Glaciers(第185頁)
    • Chatper 14: Blowing in the Wind: Moving Sediments without Water(第199頁)
    • Chapter 15: Catch a Wave: The Evolution of Shorelines(第211頁)
  • Part V: Long, Long Ago in This Galaxy Right Here(第221頁)
    • Chapter 16: Getting a Grip on Geologic Time(第223頁)
    • Chapter 17: A Record of Life in the Rocks(第241頁)
    • Chapter 18: Time before Time Began: The Precambrian(第253頁)
    • Chapter 19: Teeming with Life: The Paleozoic Era(第267頁)
    • Chapter 20: It Should Have Been Called Mesozoic Park: When Dinosaurs Dominated(第285頁)
    • Chapter 21: The Cenozoic Era: Mammals Take Over(第299頁)
    • Chapter 22: And Then There Were None: Major Extinction Events in Earth’s History(第315頁)
  • Part VI: The Part of Tens(第327頁)
    • Chapter 23: Ten (Plus) Ways Humans Act as Geologic Agents(第329頁)
    • Chapter 24: Ten Geologic Hazards(第335頁)
  • Index(第341頁)
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