Earth's Dynamic Systems

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Prentice Hall, Pearson Education, 2004 - Science - 759 pages
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There are two major pathways for the flow of energy and matter on Earth: (1) the hydrologic system-the circulation of water over Earth's surface and through its atmosphere powered by energy from the Sun, and (2) the tectonic system-the movement of material powered by heat from Earth's interior. These two unifying themes form the backbone of "Earth's Dynamic Systems," providing a logical, well-crafted, spectacularly illustrated introduction to physical geology. NEW TO THIS EDITION:

GeoLogic-Geologists have a unique way of "reading" the landscape and rocks. These essays illustrate in words and images how modern geologists interpret the world around us.

Updated and Enhanced Student CD-ROM: Includes dozens of high-quality animations, photographs, and videos. Guided Tours: These animated tours of Earth's major landforms illustrate key concepts in a way the printed word and still pictures cannot. Slideshows: Written and photographed by the authors, the slideshows expand on the text with additional photographs and explanations. Videos and animations: Gathered from geologists around the world, these illustrate both fundamental concepts and how modern geologists study Earth

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Contents

Earth Materials
1
Planet Earth
2
Geologic Systems
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W. Kenneth Hamblin holds a PhD in geology and is retired from a distinguished career as a university professor. He has studied the geology of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau for more than twenty years and is the author of numerous textbooks and scientific articles.

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