Covering a variety of topics, the book includes information on how matter, stars, and the solar system evolved; how the Earth acquired its shape and surface; the structure of the Earth's crust; the major forms of igneous rock and the processes by which all rocks are created; the relationship between soil and rock erosion and the flow of rivers; and the effect of ice and wind on the Earth's surface.
Features more than 500 two-color maps, charts, and other illustrations, comprehensive appendixes on geologists and their accompliments, a world-wide listing of geologic displays, and a bibliography, the book is a fine introduction for readers to understand the course of the Earth's evolution.
256 pages Paperback
Updated Edition, 1998
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