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Department
Earth Sciences
Course
ESS102H1
Professor
Sonnenberg
Semester
Fall

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Plate tectonicsphysical gelogy studies earth materials seeks to understand processes that operate on and beneath its surfacehistorical geology seeks to understand the origin of earth and its development through timegeology is more than the stuff its also the interaction of people and the earth as in human geologynatural hazards resources world populaiton growth and environmental issuesHistorical notes about geologyCatastrophism shaping of the Earths landscape by catastrophesUniformitarianism gradual change over time the present is the key to the past 18th century principle James Hutton originated it became Modern Geologygeologic timeThe Earth is 46 billiion years oldimportant to understand the magnitude of time very gradual processestechniques give us fairly accurate timesthese techniques are constantly being refined for example perfecting radio carbon datingIf geologic t
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