Fundamentals of Physical Geology

  • Sreepat Jain

Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
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  3. The Solar System and Cosmic Bodies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
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  4. The Earth Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
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  5. The Hydrologic System

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      Pages 127-127
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  6. The Tectonic System

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      Pages 311-311
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 427-488

About this book


Physical Geology is a vast subject and it is not possible to cover all aspects in one book. This book does not invent the wheel but merely put together sets of updated but concise material on Physical Geology with lots of illustrations. All illustrations are created by hand and give a real classroom feel to the book. Students or readers can easily reproduce them by hand. This is a book, where a diagram says it all. The book is divided into four parts. The first part “The Solar System and Cosmic Bodies” deals with elements of our Solar System and the cosmic bodies around it (like meteorites, asteroids, etc.). The second part “The Earth Materials” deals with Earth and its internal structure. The third part “The Hydrologic System” is more exhaustive and deals with the hydrological system of the Earth including Weathering and Mass Wasting, Streams, Groundwater, Karst, Glaciers, Oceans and Aeolian Processes and Landforms. The fourth and the final part “The Tectonic System” deals with different aspects of Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes.


Geological Timescale Hydrological System Physical Geology Solar System and Cosmic Bodies Tectonic System Understanding Earth

Authors and affiliations

  • Sreepat Jain
    • 1
  1. 1.New DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature India Private Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-1538-7
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-1539-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-9545
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-9553
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