By David M. Thompson

On the earth, not anything remains to be. Mountains upward push and fall. Tides ebb and stream. Even the continents themselves are at the movement. underneath the skin, a nuclear engine powers earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and the moving of continents. Above flooring, the sunlight motives the wind to howl, rain to pour, rivers to churn, and oceans to swell with waves. techniques That form the Earth surveys those forces and the methods they sculpt the planet. the trendy idea of plate tectonics is brought, in addition to different pertinent subject matters in actual geology. numerous chapters upload proper historic context, proposing readers with interesting discussions of Earth's starting place, its historical past over billions of years, and the hot alterations that experience resulted from human job.

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