ISBN: 0716735040 / ISBN-13: 9780716735045
Understanding Earth is written to present the basics of physical geology to an audience not only new to this field but perhaps to science itself. ... Show synopsis Understanding Earth is written to present the basics of physical geology to an audience not only new to this field but perhaps to science itself. Renowned authors Frank Press and Raymond Siever make sure students not only understand geological concepts and processes, but graspe how we know what we know, and how that knowledge affects their lives as citizens and consumers. The new edition shows just how much the field of physical geology has evolved and continues to evolve, by incorporating a wealth of new research and applications, new pedagogical tools, and state-of-the-art media supplements. All of these changes are in the service of the book's enduring goal: To help students understand what physical geology teaches us about the world, and what it brings to our lives.