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1 The Earth in Context
2 The Way the Earth Works: Plate Tectonics
3 Patterns in Nature: Minerals
4 Up From the Inferno: Magma and Igneous Rocks
5 A Surface Veneer: Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks
6 Change in the Solid State: Metamorphic Rocks
7 The Wrath of Vulcan: Volcanic Eruptions
8 A Violent Pulse: Earthquakes
9 Crags, Cracks, and Crumples: Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building
10 Deep Time: How Old is Old?
11 A Biography of Earth
12 Riches in Rock: Energy and Mineral Resources
13 Unsafe Ground: Landslides and Other Mass Movements
14 Streams and Floods: The Geology of Running Water
15 Restless Realm: Oceans and Coasts
16 A Hidden Reserve: Groundwater
17 Dry Regions: The Geology of Deserts
18 Amazing Ice: Glaciers and Ice Ages
19 Global Change in the Earth System


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  1. The Earth in Context
  2. The Way the Earth Works: Plate Tectonics
  3. Patterns in Nature: Minerals
  4. Up From the Inferno: Magma and Igneous Rocks
  5. A Surface Veneer: Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks
  6. Change in the Solid State: Metamorphic Rocks
  7. The Wrath of Vulcan: Volcanic Eruptions
  8. A Violent Pulse: Earthquakes
  9. Crags, Cracks, and Crumples: Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building
  10. Deep Time: How Old is Old?
  11. A Biography of Earth
  12. Riches in Rock: Energy and Mineral Resources
  13. Unsafe Ground: Landslides and Other Mass Movements
  14. Streams and Floods: The Geology of Running Water
  15. Restless Realm: Oceans and Coasts
  16. A Hidden Reserve: Groundwater
  17. Dry Regions: The Geology of Deserts
  18. Amazing Ice: Glaciers and Ice Ages
  19. Global Change in the Earth System

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