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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get a good grounding in the basic concepts of geology in a well paced and well presented format. Ms Zeigler covers the basic rock types as well as elements, minerals and chemistry, including the processes involved in tectonics, feature formations etc. I particularly enjoyed the venture deep into the planet's different layers and was quite impressed with the inner workings of of the mantle and core, and how the cooling and heating of magma at different layers contributes to the earth's magnetic field. There was even an interesting discussion about sand - yes sand. As well as rivers, volcanoes, caves and so forth.
BTW I also enjoyed Ms. Zeigler's presentation style and would definitely consider any other presentations she is involved in.
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What did you love best about The Modern Scholar: Geology?
Very well read and written. Easy to understand, repeat the most important concepts and make sure the listener is comprehending the text.
Any additional comments?
For a begginer in geology (I am a mechanical engineer) it is a perfect companion for studying while driving, commuting or just walking.
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