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Environmental Science
Nick Eyles

Introduction to Physical Geology and the EnvironmentWhat is Geologyderived from Greek words geo and logos meaning the study of the Earththis discipline came into being in the late eighteenth centurythe first known geologic map was published in England in 1815 by William Smithohe is referred to as the father of English geologythin North America geological mapping began in the mid19 centurySir William Logan was the first to describe the geology of CanadaWhat Is Plate Tectonicsthe plate tectonics theory considers the outermost rigid shell of the earth to be divided into a number of plates that are in motion relative to one anothermost geologic activity occurs at plate boundariesthe movement of continents on the earths surface was first suggested by Alfred Wegenerohe recognized that todays continents had been clustered together in a large land mass but had then moved aparthe called this pangeaohe could not explain how it had happened that is why his theory was rejectedplate tectonics has operated for at least 35 billion yearsoin this time new plates have been formed and the older ones have been destroyed by subductionthe process where the sea floor slides beneath a continent or island arcgeochemistsstudy the chemistry of rocks or mineralspetrologistsstudy the make up of rocks and how they formWhat is the Scientific Methoda process by which
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