Table of Contents

  1. An Introduction to Geology
  2. Plate Tectonics: A Scientific Revolution Unfolds
  3. Matter and Minerals
  4. Igneous Rocks and Intrusive Activity
  5. Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards
  6. Weathering and Soils
  7. Sedimentary Rocks
  8. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks
  9. Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior
  10. Origin and Evolution of the Ocean Floor
  11. Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building
  12. Mass Movement on Slopes: The Work of Gravity
  13. Running Water
  14. Groundwater
  15. Glaciers and Glaciation
  16. Deserts and Wind
  17. Shorelines
  18. Geologic Time
  19. Earth’s Evolution Through Geologic Time
  20. Global Climate Change

Appendix: Metric and English Units Compared