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Geology For Dummies

Published: April 7, 2020

Overview

Get a rock-solid grasp on geology

Geology For Dummies is ideal reading for anyonewith an interest in the fundamental concepts of geology, whether they're lifelong learners with a fascination for the subject or college students interested in pursuing geology or earth sciences.

Presented in a straightforward, trusted format—and tracking to a typical introductory geology course at the college level—this book features a thorough introduction to the study of earth, its materials, and its processes.

  • Rock records and geologic time  
  • Large-scale motion of tectonic plates  
  • Matter, minerals, and rocks  
  • The geological processes on earth's surface  

Rock that geology class with Geology For Dummies!

Get a rock-solid grasp on geology

Geology For Dummies is ideal reading for anyonewith an interest in the fundamental concepts of geology, whether they're lifelong learners with a fascination for the subject or college students interested in pursuing geology or earth sciences.

Presented in a straightforward, trusted format—and tracking to a typical introductory geology course at the college

level—this book features a thorough introduction to the study of earth, its materials, and its processes.

  • Rock records and geologic time  
  • Large-scale motion of tectonic plates  
  • Matter, minerals, and rocks  
  • The geological processes on earth's surface  

Rock that geology class with Geology For Dummies!

Geology For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Geology is the study of the earth, which begins with the study of the three types of rocks — the building blocks of the earth and its features. The unifying theory of geology is called plate tectonics, which contends that the earth's surface is separated into puzzle-like pieces that move around. Of course, earth hasn't always looked the way it does today, and geologists help tell the story of the earth's evolution by reading the rock layers. In doing so, they have mapped out the geologic timescale, which divides the earth's history into time segments based on major biological changes that occurred in the past 4.5 billion years.