Physical Geology


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Chapter 1. Introduction to Geology (3rd Ed.) Updated 5-1-2018 Read online   Download PDF

Chapter 2. The Origin of Earth and the Solar System (3rd Ed.) Updated 5-1-2018 Read online   Download PDF

Chapter 3. Earth’s Interior Updated 27-1-2017

Chapter 4. Plate Tectonics Updated 27-1-2017

Chapter 5. Minerals Updated 27-1-2017

Chapter 6. The Rock Cycle (3rd Ed.) Updated 5-1-2018 Read online    Download PDF

Chapter 7. Igneous Rocks Updated 2-2-2017

Chapter 8. Weathering, Sediment, and Soil Updated 24-2-2017

Chapter 9. Sedimentary Rocks Updated 4-3-2017

Chapter 10. Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks Updated 4-3-2017

Chapter 11. Volcanism (3rd Ed.) Updated 5-1-2018 Read online   Download PDF

Chapter 12. Earthquakes Updated 30-3-2017

Chapter 13. Geological Structures Updated 30-3-2017

Chapter 14. Streams and Floods Updated 30-3-2017

Chapter 15. Mass Wasting Updated 30-3-2017

Chapter 16. Earth-System Change Updated 30-3-17

Chapter 17. Glaciation Updated 1-5-2017

Chapter 18. Geological Resources Updated 1-5-2017

Chapter 19. Measuring Geological Time Updated 1-5-2017