James F. Luhr
DK Pub., 2003 - Nature - 520 pages
In the best-selling tradition of Smithsonian Animal, this extraordinary survey of our planet provides unrivaled insight into the forces and processes that formed our environment and which continue to influence its evolution. With thousands of breathtaking photographs and unique visual catalogues of the features and phenomena that take place on Earth--such as rocks, minerals, and mountains to tropical rainforests and the different types of clouds--Earth contains the most up-to-date ideas on how our world works, a compelling review on the health of the planet, and unbelievable images of the world's most stunning features.
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Over long periods—sometimes millions of years—weathering can lead to the
disintegration of rocks, making them susceptible to later transport and erosion.
Many rocks are formed in conditions that are very different from those on the
WEATHERING CHEMICAL WEATHERING Physical weathering exposes rock
surfaces to other processes, including chemical weathering. This type of
weathering can lead to the breakdown of some minerals within the rock, and the
The dry ground becomes vulnerable to processes of * *-*}| erosion and
weathering that shift sand and * *-* >| sculpt rock to produce beautiful *...: but
forbidding landscapes. < 98-99. Desertso's < 108-09 Weathering * 112-13
Erosion TYPES OF ...
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