Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology
Intended for undergraduate courses in physical geology, this volume contains a new supplements package, a text-dedicated Website, and the GEODe III CD-ROM. It includes comtemporary coverage of geologic events, illustrations, special interest boxes (reorganized to reflect three themes - Earth systems, people and the environment, and understanding Earth) intended to provide students with a real-world context to apply the material they are learning, and common student questions and answers.
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An Introduction to Geology
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