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EASC%20101%20Ch%201_Intro - EASC 101 Chapter 1 An...

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1 EASC 101 Chapter 1 – An Introduction to Geology and Plate Tectonics GEOLOGY: the scientific study of the Earth Earth’s creation Earth’s evolution Earth’s inner workings, and their effect on the surface Geochemical balance between the lithosphere, biosphere and atmosphere Preservation of the planet PHYSICAL GEOLOGY: Study of the Earth’s materials, changes in the surface and interior features of the Earth, and the dynamic forces that cause these changes. HISTORICAL GEOLOGY: How the Earth evolved physically, chemically and biologically.
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