Down to Earth: An Introduction to Geology

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Concerning Illustrative Material xiii
  • Contents xv
  • Chapter 1 Introduction 1
  • Chapter 2 Second-Rate Planet 5
  • Chapter 3 Solid, Liquid, and Gas 13
  • Chapter 4 Energy Audit 23
  • Chapter 5 the Tooth of Time 33
  • Chapter 6 Winds and Turbulent Motion 44
  • Chapter 7 Valleys and Streams 51
  • Chapter 8 "The Everlasting Hills" 60
  • Chapter 9 Underground Water and Laminar Flow 69
  • Chapter 10 Rivers of Ice 83
  • Chapter 11 End of the Line 90
  • Chapter 12 the Bounding Main 100
  • Chapter 13 Plus and Minus 110
  • Chapter 14 Excursions Among the Sand Grains 116
  • Chapter 15 Brief Interlude 126
  • Chapter 16 What Price Continents? 129
  • Chapter 17 Folds and Faults 137
  • Chapter 18 Earthquakes 145
  • Chapter 19 Journey to the Center of the Earth 156
  • Chapter 20 Vulcan's Chimneys 166
  • Chapter 21 Igneous Intrusions 177
  • Chapter 22 Frozen Seas of Lava 183
  • Chapter 23 Heredity Versus Environment 196
  • Chapter 24 the Evolution of Rocks 207
  • Chapter 25 Ancient History 215
  • Chapter 26 Universal Cemetery 221
  • Chapter 27 Correlations 235
  • Chapter 28 Older Floods 246
  • Chapter 29 Mountains and Climates 257
  • Chapter 30 Vestiges of Creation 268
  • Chapter 31 Earth's Birth 275
  • Chapter 32 Gargantuan Calendar 291
  • Chapter 33 Pre-Cambrian 301
  • Chapter 34 Life Begins 315
  • Chapter 35 Early Paleozoic Events 321
  • Chapter 36 Invertebrate Heyday 333
  • Chapter 37 Late Paleozoic Events 344
  • Chapter 38 the Forest Primeval 357
  • Chapter 39 Crossing the Strand 366
  • Chapter 40 an Earlier Depression 377
  • Chapter 41 Early Mesozoic Events 385
  • Chapter 42 End of Anera 392
  • Chapter 43 Medieval Life 400
  • Chapter 44 Megalomania 408
  • Chapter 45 Cephalopods 416
  • Chapter 46 the Tertiary 424
  • Chapter 47 the Quaternary 432
  • Chapter 48 the Warm-Blooded 447
  • Chapter 49 Homo Dhluvii Testis 458
  • Chapter 50 Money and Politics 467
  • Chapter 51 Prospects of an End 478
  • Index 485
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