Skinner, Brian J. Department of Geology and Geophysics, Kline Geology Laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
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- Physical and historical geology
- Internal structure and plate tectonics
- Igneous rocks
- Sedimentary rocks
- Metamorphic rocks
- Sediments and sedimentation
- Tectonics and structural geology
- Geologic column and geologic time scale
- Geologic mapping
- Economic geology
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
The science of the Earth. The study of the Earth's materials and of the processes that shape them is known as physical geology. Historical geology is the record of past events. See also: Earth; Earth sciences
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