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Published: 26 July 2018

168 Pages | 25 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198804451

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Geology: A Very Short Introduction

Jan Zalasiewicz

Very Short Introductions

  • Gives a concise introduction to the field of geology, which attracts many enthusiastic amateurs as well as academics and professionals
  • Takes readers through the geology of the deep interior of the Earth to that of its surface, and to the geology of other planets and moons
  • Considers the role and importance of geology in the finding and exploitation of resources
  • Describes the development of geology from early beginnings, to revolutionary discoveries such as plate tectonics, and its practice today, including the role of fieldwork
  • Discusses the place of geology in environmental issues, and in tackling issues associated with climate change
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over nine million copies sold worldwide