The Geology Companion: Essentials for Understanding the Earth

Gary Prost, Benjamin Prost

CRC Press
Published December 7, 2017
Reference - 468 Pages - 150 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781498756082 - CAT# K27509

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  • Explains how to look at the earth like a geologist
  • Presents a comprehensive review of minerals, fossils, earth history, evolution, and natural resources
  • Addresses natural disasters, climate change, and other issues of concern to the general public
  • Explains how to identify minerals and fossils, where to find them, and what they reveal about the earth
  • Contains a minimum of scientific jargon, making this book easy to read and easily understood by the student, amateur scientist, and outdoor enthusiast
  • Is lavishly illustrated with over 450 photos, diagrams, and charts


This practical guidebook provides a basic grounding in the principles of geology and explains how to apply them. Using this book, readers will be able to figure out whether they are standing on an ancient seafloor, coal swamp, or sand dune. They will be able to determine the geologic hazards in their neighborhood, where to look for fossils and minerals, or where best to drill a water well. In plain English, The Geology Companion sheds light on the processes that shape the earth and how geology affects people in their daily lives.


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