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Title:
The nature of earth an introduction to geology
Author:
Renton, John J.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2006]

©2006
Physical Description:
6 videodiscs (approximately 1080 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 lecture transcripts; 3 course guidebooks (22 cm).
Summary:
These 36 half-hour lectures are your initiation into the geological world that lies just outside your door. "The Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology" introduces you to physical geology, the study of Earth's minerals, rocks, soils, and the processes that operate on them through time.
General Note:
"Science & mathematics"--Container cover insert.

Course no. 1700.

Course guidebooks laid in each of three containers; Course guidebooks contain outlines of each 30 minute lecture.
Language:
English
Contents:
Part 1. Lecture 1. Origin of the universe -- Lecture 2. Origin of the solar system -- Lecture 3. Continental drift -- Lecture 4. Plate tectonics -- L:ecture 5. The formation of minerals -- Lecture 6. Classification of minerals -- Lecture 7. The identification of minerals -- Lecture 8. Kinds of rocks -- Lecture 9. Sedimentary rocks -- Lecture 10. Metamorphic rocks -- Lecture 11. Volcanic activity -- Lecture 12. Phases of volcanic activity.

Part 2. Lecture 13. Hawaiian Islands and Yellowstone Park -- Lecture 14. Mass wasting--gravity at work -- Lecture 15. Mass wasting processes -- Lecture 16. Weathering -- Lecture 17. Soils and the clay minerals -- Lecture 18. Climate and the type of soils -- Lecture 19. Streams--the major agent of erosion -- Lecture 20. Sculpting of the landscape -- Lecture 21. Stream erosion in arid regions -- Lecture 22. Ice sculpts the final scene -- Lecture 23. Groundwater -- Lecture 24. The production of groundwater.

Part 3. Lecture 24. Karst topography -- Lecture 26. Groundwater contamination -- Lecture 27. Rock deformation -- Lecture 28. The geologic structures -- Lecture 29. Faults and joints -- Lecture 30. Earthquakes -- Lecture 31. Damage from earthquakes -- Lecture 32. Seismology -- Lecture 33. The formation of mountains -- Lecture 34. Orogenic styles -- Lecture 35. Economic geology of coal -- Lecture 36. Economic geology of petroleum.
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ISBN:
9781598032215

9781598032222