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Why is Earth so unique?
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TOO COLD! JUST RIGHT TOO HOT! “Goldilocks” planet
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What is Geology? Earth is an evolving system Earth is very old Plate tectonics explains Earth processes Internal and external processes interact at surface Physical Earth linked to life processes The scientific method used to study geology is applicable to all sciences Geology … is the study of the Earth, mainly planet’s physical composition, behavior, and history .
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01:460:100:01 Fall 2008 Planet Earth Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Rutgers University Instructor: Kelsey S. Bitting
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Description: (3 Credits) Introductory geology for the non-science major, designed to give a broad, basic understanding of the planet on which we reside, its age and origin, composition and evolution, interrelationships of Earth’s major physical systems, scientific revolutions in Earth Science, and the role the physical Earth plays in global politics and economics. Course Pre-requisites : None Note: You CANNOT get credit for both this class and Intro to Geology (460:101).
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CLASS MEETINGS to 4:40 pm, PH 111, Busch Campus OFFICE HOURS : By appointment ONLY! Geological Science Laboratory (Little green
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course SCIENCE Planet Ear taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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