Geology is the study of the earth; the science that examines the earth, its
form and composition,and the changes which it has undergone and is undergoing.
Geologists employ mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and geography
to aid them in their study of the earth. Different aspects of the earth are studied
as volcanology, sedimentology, hydrogeology, glacial geology, structural geology,
minerology, paleontology, etc.
In this manual, we will examine some of the processes involved in the shaping
of the earth as we know it today. We will also examine the processes that have
shaped the earth in the past such as: life on earth, the formation of the earth, rocks and minerals, weathering and erosion, mass wasting, the work of water, glaciers, deserts, earthquakes, plate tectonics, oceans and mountains.
There is so much great information in this manual- I love all the detailed information, fantastic illustrations, charts, blank report forms and more! I like how the most common nomenclature is included and I especially like the wonderful color illustrations. They are simple and beautiful - everything from the Clock of Eras to sea floor spreading. I only wish there were some nomenclature on some of these more advanced concepts to match these lovely illustrations! Wonderfully organized, easy to follow- complex information presented in a way that is easy to understand, comprehend, and then present! Wonderful reference book to have in classroom as well. This is the only Geology manual I have ever seen- so very happy it is done so well!