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Beschreibung

Minerals and rocks form the foundation of geologic studies. Excellent textbooks currently exist in mineralogy, igneous petrology, sedimentary petrology and metamorphic petrology. It is not our intention to compete with these textbooks. However, many universities have compressed separate mineralogy and petrology courses into a one- or two-semester Earth Materials course. Presently, no textbook adequately addresses the needs of an Earth Materials course. We have developed a textbook that encompasses the study of minerals, rocks as well as soil and water. This Earth Materials textbook is geared towards a one- or two-semester Earth Materials course, a combined mineralogy and petrology course, and can also be used by environmental scientists, engineering geologists, planners and laypersons interested in learning about minerals, rocks, soil and water in a comprehensive framework. We have attempted to create a readable, well illustrated textbook that is comprehensible and that weaves different disciplines into one cohesive fabric.

Key features of this book include:

  • Equal coverage of mineralogy, sedimentary petrology, igneous petrology and metamorphic petrology
  • Copious field examples and regional relationships with graphics that illustrate the concepts discussed
  • Numerous case studies to show the uses of earth materials as resources and their fundamental role in our lives and the global economy, and their relation to natural and human-induced hazards
  • The integration of earth materials into a cohesive process-based earth systems framework
  • 2 color throughout with a 64 pages 4 color section

A companion website is available for this title at www.wiley.com/go/hefferan/earthmaterials. 


Kevin Hefferan was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ to parents originating from Kiltimagh, County Mayo, Ireland. Kevin received his geologic training at New Jersey City State University, Bryn Mawr College and Duke University. Kevin is married to Sherri (Cramer) Hefferan and is the proud father of Kaeli, Patrick, Sierra, Keegan and Quin of Stevens Point, WI.

Married (Anita, 40 years) with two sons (Tyler, 30 and Owen, 26). Born (10 Dec., 1941) in Seattle, Washington, raised there and in Ohio and southern California. Parents were teachers, so summers were spent with family travelling throughout the west, imbuing me with a passion for the natural world. Discovered a passion for working with students as a teaching assistant at Miami University (Ohio) and combined the two passions in a career teaching geological sciences at New Jersey City University. A sedimentologist by training, I took over responsibility for mineralogy, petrology and structure courses when a colleague departed. The Earth Materials text is in part the result of that serendipitous occurrence.

Autorentext

Kevin Hefferan is the author of Earth Materials, published by Wiley.

Klappentext

Minerals and rocks form the foundation of geologic studies. This new textbook has been written to address the needs of students at the increasing number of universities that have compressed separate mineralogy and petrology courses into a one- or two-semester Earth materials course.

Key features of this book include:

  • equal coverage of mineralogy, sedimentary petrology, igneous petrology and metamorphic petrology;
  • copious field examples and regional relationships with graphics that illustrate the concepts discussed;
  • numerous case studies to show the uses of earth materials as resources and their fundamental role in our lives and the global economy, and their relation to natural and human-induced hazards;
  • the integration of earth materials into a cohesive process-based earth systems framework;
  • two color thoughout with 48 pages of four color.

Readership: students taking an earth materials, or combined mineralogy and petrology course in an earth science degree program. It will also be useful for environmental scientists, engineering geologists, and physical geographers who need to learn about minerals, rocks, soil and water in a comprehensive framework.

A companion website for this book is available at: www.wiley.com/go/hefferan/earthmaterials.



Inhalt
Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. Earth materials and the geosphere.

2. Atoms, elements, bonds and coordination polyhedra.

3 Atomic substitution, phase diagrams and isotopes.

4. Crystallography.

5. Mineral properties and rock-forming minerals.

6. Optical identification of minerals.

7. Classification of igneous rocks.

8. Magma and intrusive structures.

9. Volcanic features and landforms.

10. Igneous rock associations.

11. The sedimentary cycle: erosion, transportation, deposition and sedimentary structures.

12. Weathering, sediment production and soils.

13. Detrital sediments and sedimentary rocks.

14. Biochemical sedimentary rocks.

15. Metamorphism.

16. Metamorphism: stress, deformation and structures.

17. Texture and classification of metamorphic rocks.

18. Metamorphic zones, facies and facies series.

19. Mineral resources and hazards.

References.

Index.

Periodic table.

List of elements.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Earth Materials
Autor:
EAN: 9781444391213
ISBN: 978-1-4443-9121-3
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Wiley-Blackwell
Genre: Naturwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 480
Veröffentlichung: 09.11.2010
Jahr: 2010
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 51.2 MB