Get a rock-solid grasp on geology Geology For Dummies is ideal reading for anyonewith an interest in the fundamental concepts of geology, whether they're lifelong learners with a fascination for the subject or college students interested in pursuing geology or earth sciences. Presented in a straightforward, trusted format—and tracking to a typical introductory geology course at the college level—this book features a thorough introduction to the study of earth, its materials, and its processes. Rock records and geologic time Large-scale motion of tectonic plates Matter, minerals, and rocks The geological processes on earth's surface Rock that geology class with Geology For Dummies!
Alecia M. Spooner has been teaching at the college level for more than 15 years. She currently teaches at Seattle Central College, where she is Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Alecia teaches earth science courses that are accessible and engaging, while stressing scientific literacy and critical thinking.
Discover how rocks change over time Understand what causes earthquakes, volcanos, and floods Explore the structure of the Earth Get a rock-solid grasp on geology Geology is a vast, intricate, and complex subject, and it is visually stunning! Geology For Dummies will awaken you to the fascinating study of the earth and its materials, whether you're studying geology in school or just want to learn more about our planet. Dive into any chapter that interests you! This friendly guide is a perfect introduction—and a handy reference—to all things geologic. Inside... The theory of plate tectonics Plain-English chemistry basics The history of geologic thought Major extinction events Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks The geologic timescale Common geologic hazards
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