Rock Formations and Unusual Geologic Structures: Exploring the Earth's Surface

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Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Science - 337 pages
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Praise for the previous edition: ...refreshingly clear...will entertain the reader with the wonders of the rock world, and will enhance an understanding of the natural environment... Recommended for all audiences, from high school upward. -- CHOICE

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Contents

The Earths Crust The Formation of Continents
1
Erosion and Sedimentation The Building of Landforms
25
Type Sections Defining Rock Formations
47
Folding and Faulting The Shaping of the Land
72
Igneous Activity Volcanic and Granitic Rocks
96
Canyons Valleys and Basins Depressions in the Earth
122
Deserts and Seacoasts Windblown and Beach Sands
144
Glacial Terrain Structures Formed by Glaciers
167
Collapsed Structures Catastrophic Ground Failures
212
Meteorite Impact Craters Asteroid and Comet Collisions
238
Unusual Structures Creations of Unique Rock Formations
262
Conclusion
284
Glossary
285
Bibliography
298
Index
307
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Caves and Caverns Delving Beneath the Earths Surface
191

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About the author (2009)

Erickson has written several books on Earth science and geology. He has worked as a geologist for major oil companies and mining companies and as an engineer for aerospace and electronics companies.

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