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More than just 'Rocks for Jocks',
This review is from: Geology For Dummies (Paperback)
Spooner's writing style and wit are sure to capture the attention of both amateur rock hounds and college students wishing to fulfill their lab science requirement. "Geology for Dummies" provides a comprehensive look at the forces that shape the ground beneath us and the creatures that inhabited this planet long before humans did. What makes hills and valleys? Mountains and canyons?....if you find yourself wondering such things then start reading. As a college professor I recommend this book as a useful supplement to a dense introductory geology textbook because it is condensed and written in plain English. My favorite parts of this book are actually identified as "What You're Not to Read". These sections introduce quirky facts and scientific tidbits not usually covered in GEO 101 lectures. You can learn cocktail party knowledge such as what sharks have to do with magnetism and why glacial landforms have French names. Part V, Long, Long Ago in this Galaxy right here, is especially in depth (more so than any introductory geology textbook) and will leave you wanting more and pondering your own existence. For students looking for more down-to-earth explanations of geologic concepts Geology for Dummies is the way to go!