Geological SciencesBook - 2012
Described as craggy, rocky, or glacial, among a host of other descriptors, the Earths geospherethat is, its solid foundationis subject to incredible variation. It is these permutations that inform the study of the geological sciences. This field involves not only the study of rocks, minerals, and landforms, but also that of glaciers, fossils, volcanoes, and other aspects of the Earths surface. This sweeping volume examines the various branches of the geological sciences, as well as the methods and instruments used by geologists to obtain accurate records of the planets geological history. Profiles of seminal earth scientists are also included.
Publisher: New York : Britannica Educational Pub. in association with Rosen Educational Services, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 206 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Geology: landforms, minerals, and rocks