- ISBN: 9780131420663 | 0131420666
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/1/2004
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There are two major pathways for the flow of energy and matter on Earth: (1) the hydrologic system-the circulation of water over Earth's surface and through its atmosphere powered by energy from the Sun, and (2) the tectonic system-the movement of material powered by heat from Earth's interior. These two unifying themes form the backbone of Earth's Dynamic Systems, providing a logical, well-crafted, spectacularly illustrated introduction to physical geology. NEW TO THIS EDITION: GeoLogic-Geologists have a unique way of "reading" the landscape and rocks. These essays illustrate in words and images how modern geologists interpret the world around us. Updated and Enhanced Student CD-ROM: Includes dozens of high-quality animations, photographs, and videos. bull; bull;Guided Tours: These animated tours of Earth's major landforms illustrate key concepts in a way the printed word and still pictures cannot. bull;Slideshows: Written and photographed by the AUTHORs, the slideshows expand on the text with additional photographs and explanations. bull;Videos and animations: Gathered from geologists around the world, these illustrate both fundamental concepts and how modern geologists study Earth