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Geology: An Introduction

Author(s): Alan Jacobs

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2019

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The theme of Geology: An Introduction is the dynamic nature of planet Earth.  Geologic materials are constantly being recycled through geologic processes that are continuously reshaping the planet.  The textbook, with numerous color photographs and diagrams, clearly discusses minerals and rocks and their formation, geologic time, plate tectonics, weathering and erosion, downslope movement of soil and rocks, surface and ground water, stream networks, glaciers, deserts, stresses that naturally bend and break strata, and earthquakes.  The text concludes with dangers resulting from the dynamism that impacts human society—a warning to those who think that we have conquered the planet and tamed its fury.

Chapter 1 Overview
Chapter 2 Minerals
Chapter 3 Magmatic Activity and Intrusive Igneous Rocks
Chapter 4 Volcanism and Extrusive Igneous Rocks
Chapter 5 Weathering and Soils
Chapter 6 Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks
Chapter 7 Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks
Chapter 8 Geologic Time
Chapter 9 Mass Wasting
Chapter 10 Water
Chapter 11 Streams
Chapter 12 Glaciation and Glaciers
Chapter 13 Aridity, Wind Action, and Deserts3
Chapter 14 Geologic Structures
Chapter 15 Earthquakes
Chapter 16 Beware of the Dynamic Earth

Alan Jacobs

Dr. Jacobs is a tenured Professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Youngstown State University (Ohio). Since 1996, he served as Environmental Studies Program Director, Environmental Health Sciences Course Director, and Department Chair, and has taught and conducted research in environmental science and public health. He is a member of the Geological Society of America—Geology and Health Division and the International Medical Geology Association. His career included positions with the Illinois State Geological Survey and consulting work on worldwide projects. He regularly reviews manuscripts submitted for publication for the journal, Environmental Earth Sciences (Springer).

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