Prelude What is Geology

Prelude What is Geology - Prelude: What is Geology Friday,...

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Everything began with the study of our planet - Geology: the scientific study of Earth (the inorganic aspects of the earth) - Earth: the interaction between the atmosphere [gaseous part of earth (wind, ozone layer)], hydrosphere [includes all water that is a liquid (ocean, seas, locked in ground)], biosphere [all living things], cryosphere [solid water (ice caps, alpine ice)], and lithosphere [rocks, magma, lava, crust] (and the anthrosphere is sometimes included: the people and civilization) - Besides earth, geology looks at interstellar (outer space [moon rocks, meteors, asteroids, and other planets]) - Geology has academic and practical purposes - The scientific method : a series of experimental steps that attempts to answer a question or solve a problem - A hypothesis that has been tested may was A hypothesis that has not been falsified Theory: a set of hypotheses that explain the same phenomenon Mountain building Continental drift volcanoes Earthquakes Plate tectonics: changes to Earth's surface over time
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