geology part 1

Geology Part 1

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THE ROCKIN’ WORLD OF GEOLOGY, PART 1

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Recommended by university professors and teachers nationwide, The Standard Deviants are the perfect resource for academic success.  The Standard Deviants’ entertaining and enjoyable teaching style breaks down difficult subjects into a clear, step-by-step format. Besides learning the difference between igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, this series provides information on plate tectonics, volcanoes, weathering and more!


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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO ACE GEOLOGY IS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS:
absolute dating
relative dating
geologic time scale:
- eons
- eras
- periods
- epochs
the geologic record
fundamental principles of geology:
- principle of original horizontality
- principle of superposition
- principle of lateral continuity
- law of cross-cutting relationships
- principle of fossil succession
- principle of uniformitarianism
minerals
crystalline structures
amorphous structures
polymorphs
isomorphs
physical properties
magmas
extrusive igneous rocks
intrusive igneous rocks
plutons
- batholiths
- stocks
- dikes
- sills
magmas
- felsic
- mafic
- intermediate
- ultramafic
igneous textures
magmatic differentiation
Bowen’s Reaction Series
lava
pyroclastic materials
volcanic edifices
- shield volcanoes
- stratovolcanoes
- cinder cones
- fissure eruptions
physical weathering
- frost wedging
- exfoliation
- thermal expansion
and contraction
chemical weathering
- dissolution
- oxidation
- hydrolysis
erosion
mass wasting
rock fall
solifluction
the rock cycle
sedimentary rocks
- clastic
- chemical
- biochemical
paleoenvironments
stratification
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