The Essential Earth
Second Edition   ©2012

The Essential Earth

Thomas H. Jordan (University of Southern California) , John Grotzinger (California Institute of Technology)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4292-5524-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-4292-5524-0; Format: Paper Text, 576 pages

CHAPTER 1 Why We Study Earth
CHAPTER 2 How We Study Earth
CHAPTER 3 Plate Tectonics: The Unifying Theory of Geology
CHAPTER 4 Earth Materials: Minerals and Rocks
CHAPTER 5 Igneous Processes and Volcanism 
CHAPTER 6 Sedimentation: Rocks Formed by Surface Processes
CHAPTER 7 Deformation and Metamorphism 
CHAPTER 8 Timing the Geologic Record 
CHAPTER 9 History of Earth
CHAPTER 10 The Climate System and Glaciation
CHAPTER 11 The Hydrologic Cycle and Groundwater
CHAPTER 12 Shaping Earth’s Surface: Streams, Coastlines, and Wind 
CHAPTER 13 Earthquakes and Earth Structure 000
CHAPTER 14 Human Impact on Earth’s Environment