The Field Guide to Geology

The Field Guide to Geology

Book - 2007 | New ed
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
An updated title provides information on earth's origin, the shaping of the continents, the forming of rocks, erosion, earth's geological history, and the impact of the oceans and rivers.

Book News
Appropriate for high school students, this book explains the processes that shape continents and form rocks, the role of rivers and glaciers in carving the landscape, and the methods geologists use to read the fossil record. Originally published in 1998, the second edition adds two concluding chapters on satellite technology, seismic monitoring, great geologists, and museums. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Facts on File
Praise for the previous editions:
"An innovative, clearly descriptive, and enjoyable introductory earth science book. Highly recommended..." American Reference Books Annual

Written by a team of eminent geologists and educators, The Field Guide to Geology, New Edition features revised information that brings the previous edition up to date. Clear graphics and simple field-guide procedures offer readers ready access to the topic. This edition features 200 new two-color illustrations (more than 750 in all), updated graphs and tables, as well as two new chapters titled "Monitoring the Earth's Changes" and "Geologists of Note." This volume's lucid, easy-to-follow text covers all the key rudiments of geology and is the perfect reference for students and geology lovers alike who share an interest in the great outdoors.

Topics covered include:
  • Air currents
  • Composition
  • Desertification
  • Greenhouse effect
  • Ice changes
  • Seafloor profiling
  • Seismic activity
  • Submersibles
  • Tides
  • Waterflow
  • and more.

Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c2007
Edition: New ed
ISBN: 9780816065097
Branch Call Number: 551 LAM 2007
Characteristics: 304 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Diagram Group


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Related Authors


Subject Headings


Find it at IndyPL

To Top