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Geoscience week 1 notes

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Geoscience week 1 notes Geoscience 20

Megan Messick
Penn State
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Basic notes from the first chapter
Professor Bush
Class Notes
Science, Geoscience




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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Megan Messick on Wednesday January 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Geoscience 20 at Pennsylvania State University taught by Professor Bush in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 33 views. For similar materials see Geoscience in Science at Pennsylvania State University.

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Date Created: 01/27/16
Chapter 1 What is Geology? The study of the Earth  Geology is a combination of math, physics, chemistry, and biology What is soil?  Soil is broken down minerals and organic materials over the course of many thousands of years Two types of Geology Physical Geology Historical Geology Examines the materials that The understanding of the compose the Earth and the origins of the Earth and the many processes that happen developments it has made on or below the surface throughout its evolution What is a physical feature? What are some examples?  A physical feature is something that is measurable and observable Color, weathering, thickness, hardness, slope, grain size, and crystal type are all examples of physical features The birth of modern geology came in the late 18 century with James Hutton, who brought elements from other sciences and “created” geology  Uniformitarianism- the concept that the laws in science that operate today also operated in the past  Earths development was a very slow process


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