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Science 101: Geology

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Science 101: Geology goes deep into the core of this gritty earth science, covering everything from the history of geological theory to the formation and structure of the Earth's layers to the basics of plate tectonics, magma, and fossils.

More than 250 color photos illustrate subjects such as rock classification and geological catastrophes

Highlights include cutting-edge in
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 26th 2007 by Harper Perennial
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Feb 16, 2008 Kitty rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Cheney and Bush - they'll love it
I stopped reading this book because it began to seem like it has a Bush "science" agenda. I no longer trust it so I am going to look for another beginner's text for geology. Here are some quotes:

"Icelike gas hydrates trapped within subsurface sediments may hold promise for abundant new energy resources. A major challenge is getting the gas out of the hydrate in economical quantities."

So it sounds like they're advocating destruction of the permafrost for fuel here.

"The climate of the Earth, as we
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Mark McMenamin is Professor of Geology in the Department of Earth and Environment at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
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