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Part I: Geological Science


Introduction to the Geosciences
Earth and Earth Systems Science


Tools of the Trade
Satellite Imagery
Remote Sensing
USGS and the Federal Government
 

Earth Structure
Earth’s Interior
Planetary Formation and Evolution
 

Mineralogy
Composition/Structure of Minerals
Mineral Classification
Mineral Identification
Gemstones
Mineral Resources and Exploration
 

Petrology
Composition/Structure of Rocks
Rock Classification
Rock Identification
Rock Resources/Exploration
 

Physical Geology
Landforms and Geologic Processes
Weathering and Erosion
Hydrology – Caves and Karsts

 

Plate Tectonics
The Moving Crust
Continental Drift
Seafloor Spreading
The Modern Tectonic Model
Volcanoes and Earthquakes
The Yellowstone Ecosystem
 

Seismology
Earthquake Patterns
Seismograms
Damage and Dangers
Earthquake Engineering
 

Geologic Time
Geologic Timescale
Dynamic Earth Theory
Radiometric Dating
History of the Earth
 

Paleontology
Fossils
Paleozoic, Mesozoic & Cenozoic Life