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Geology (Rocks & Minerals)

Geology (from the Greek ge = earth and logos = word or reason) is the science and study of the Earth, its composition, structure, physical properties, history and the processes that shape it. It is one of the Earth sciences. Geologists have determined that the Earth's lithosphere, which includes the crust, is fragmented into tectonic plates that move over a rheic upper mantle (asthenosphere) via processes that are collectively referred to as plate tectonics.

Geologists help locate and manage the earth's natural resources, such as petroleum and coal, as well as metals such as iron, copper, and uranium. Additional economic interests include gemstones and many minerals such as asbestos, perlite, mica, phosphates, zeolites, clay, pumice, quartz, and silica, as well as elements such as sulphur, chlorine, and helium.

Astrogeology refers to the application of geologic principles to other bodies of the solar system. However, specialised terms such as selenology (studies of the Moon), areology (of Mars), etc., are also in use.

The word "geology" was first used by Jean-André Deluc in the year 1778 and introduced as a fixed term by Horace-Bénédict de Saussure in the year 1779. An older meaning of the word was first used by Richard de Bury. He used it to distinguish between earthly and theological jurisprudence.

Topography is the study ofa planet's geologicalsurface features. In a broader sense, topography is concerned with local detail in general, including not only relief but also vegetative and human-made features, and even local history and culture. This meaning is less common in America, where topographic maps with elevation contours have made "topography" synonymous with relief. The older sense of topography as the study of place still has currency in Europe.

Seismology (from the Greek seismos = earthquake and logos = word) is the scientific study of earthquakes and the movement of waves through the Earth. The field also includes studies of variants such as seaquakes, as well as causes such as volcanoes and tectonic plates.
(You can learn more about these scientific disciplines by reading the following articles on Wikipedia: Geology and Seismology.)

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101 Super Simple Science Experiments
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: B17-01B)
21 Super Simple Geology Experiments
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: B17-01B)
Cave Book
Wonders of Creation Series
by Emil Silvestru
from Master Books
for 4th-10th grade
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: BSR-04B)
Classical Conversations Biology & Geology - Science Cards
from Classical Conversations
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Classical Acts & Facts Cards (Location: B03-04A)
Earth Shook, the Sky Burned
by William Bronson
from Chronicle Books
for 6th-Adult
in Titanic & 20th Century Disasters (Location: B01-22D)
Flood by Design
by Michael Oard
from Master Books
for 8th-12th grade
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: BSR-04B)
Focus On Elementary Geology - Laboratory Workbook
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: B17-01B)
Focus On Elementary Geology - Package
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: B17-01B)
Focus On Elementary Geology - Student Textbook
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: B17-01B)
Focus On Elementary Geology - Teacher's Manual
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: B17-01B)
Focus On Middle School Geology - Laboratory Workbook
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for 5th-8th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: B17-01B)
Focus On Middle School Geology - Package
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for 5th-8th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: B17-01B)
Focus On Middle School Geology - Student Textbook
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for 5th-8th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: B17-01B)
Focus On Middle School Geology - Teacher's Manual
by Rebecca W. Keller
from Gravitas Publications, Inc.
for 5th-8th grade
in Real Science-4-Kids (Location: B17-01B)
Geology Book
Wonders of Creation Series
by John D. Morris
from Master Books
for 4th-10th grade
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: BSR-04B)
Geology Book - Study Guide and Workbook
Wonders of Creation Series
by DR. John D. Morris
from Answers in Genesis
for 4th-10th grade
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: BSR-04B)
Geology By Design
by Carl R. Froede, Jr.
from Master Books
for 9th-Adult
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: BSR-04B)
Grand Canyon
by Tom Vail
from Master Books
for 5th-Adult
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: BSR-04B)
Great Ice Age DVD
by Hosted by Michael Oard
from Awesome Science Media
for 7th-Adult
in Creation Science videos (Location: C01-02F)
Great Missoula Flood DVD
The Flood Geology Series
by Hosted by Michael Oard
from Awesome Science Media
for 8th-Adult
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: BSR-04B)
How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World
by Faith McNulty
from HarperCollins
Non-fiction for 2nd-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
Let's Go Rock Collecting
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Stage 2
by Roma Gans
from HarperCollins
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: BSR-04B)
Madam How and Lady Why
by Charles Kingsley
from Yesterday's Classics
for 4th-8th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: A11-02C)
Magic School Bus Inside the Earth
by Joanne Cole
Reprint from Scholastic Inc.
for 2nd-3rd grade
in Magic School Bus (Location: A10-01F)
Milliken: Geology - Rocks and Minerals
from Milliken Publishing
for 5th-9th grade
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: BSR-04B)
Mount St. Helens DVD
The Flood Geology Series
by Michael Oard
from Awesome Science Media
for 8th-Adult
in Faith & Science (Location: C04-02A)
National Audubon Society Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 4th-Adult
in Field Guides & Nature Handbooks (Location: C08-09B)
One Small Square: Cave
One Small Square
by Donald Silver & Patricia Wynne
from McGraw-Hill
for 1st-3rd grade
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: BSR-04B)
Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals
by Frederick H. Pough
from Houghton Mifflin
for 5th-8th grade
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: BSR-04B)
PLP: Intro to Archaeology & Geology - Package
from Master Books
for 7th-9th grade
in Master Book Science (Location: B17-01C)
PLP: Intro to Archaeology & Geology - Parent Lesson Planner
from Master Books
for 7th-9th grade
in Master Book Science (Location: B17-01C)
PLP: Intro to Speleology & Paleontology - Package
by Dr. Emil Silvestru, Dr. Gary Parker
from Master Books
for 7th-9th grade
in Master Book Science (Location: B17-01C)
PLP: Intro to Speleology & Paleontology - Parent Lesson Planner
by Dr. Emil Silvestru, Dr. Gary Parker
from Master Books
for 7th-9th grade
in Master Book Science (Location: B17-01C)
PLP: Survey of Science Specialties - Package
from Master Books
for 10th-12th grade
in Master Book Science (Location: B17-01C)
Rock is Lively
by Dianna Hutts Aston
from Chronicle Books
for 2nd-6th grade
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: BSR-04B)
Rock is Lively
by Dianna Hutts Aston
First Edition from Chronicle Books
for 2nd-6th grade
in Nature Study (Location: B18-18C)
ScienceWorks: Geology Grades 1-3
by Jo Ellen Moor
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 1st-3rd grade
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: BSR-04B)
Volcano
by Patricia Lauber
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-7th grade
Volcano
by Patricia Lauber
from Simon and Schuster
for 3rd-6th grade
Volcanoes and other Natural Disasters
A DK Eyewitness Reader Level 4
by Harriet Griffey
from DK Publishing
for 2nd-4th grade
in DK Readers (Location: CPB-05D)
Volcanoes!
A Step into Reading Book Level 4
by Eric Arnold
from Random House
for 2nd-3rd grade
in Step into Reading (Location: CPB-05D)
Your Guide to the Grand Canyon
by Tom Vail, Michael Oard, Dennis Bokovoy, & John Hergenrather
from Master Books
for 8th-Adult
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: BSR-04B)
Your Guide to Yellowstone (True North)
by Dennis Bokovoy, John Hergenrather, Mike Oard, Tom Vail
Spi from Master Books
for 8th-Adult
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: BSR-04B)
Your Guide to Zion and Bryce Canyon (True North)
by Dennis Bokovoy, John Hergenrather, Mike Oard, Tom Vail
Spi from New Leaf Press
for ages 10 and up
in Geology (Rocks & Minerals) (Location: BSR-04B)