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Processes that Shape the Earth, Third Edition
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  • Authored by: Sophia Chen and David M. Thompson, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Physics in Action
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  • ISBN-10: 9781646937370
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-64693-737-0
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2021
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

On Earth, nothing is still. Mountains rise and fall. Tides ebb and flow. Even the continents themselves are on the move. Beneath the surface, a restless engine powers earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and the shifting of continents. Above ground, the sun causes the wind to howl, rain to pour, rivers to churn, and oceans to swell with waves. Processes That Shape the Earth, Third Edition surveys these forces and the ways they sculpt the planet. The modern theory of plate tectonics is introduced, along with other pertinent topics in physical geology. Several chapters add relevant historical context, presenting readers with fascinating discussions of Earth's origin, its history over billions of years, and the recent changes that have resulted from human activity.

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About the Author(s)

Sophia Chen is a science writer who has written about physical science, engineering, and data for publications including WIRED, Science, Quanta, and various publications of the American Physical Society. Her words are also spoken on the YouTube show Physics Girl. She has a master's degree in physics from the University of Arizona.

David M. Thompson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from Yale University and a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics from Harvard University. His postdoctoral research included work on atmospheric physics as well as energy technology and climate change policy.

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