Study Guide 1
Geology - study of the Earth.
Catastrophism - 17 - 18th century doctrine - Earth's landscape shaped primarily by great
catastrophes (Noahs flood).
James Hutton - late 18th century -father of modern geology: Uniformitarianism - physical,
Study Guide Number 2
Geologic Time: Sedimentary rocks provide best evidence of earth history; Geologic Time Scale - put
rocks into a time perspective. We distinguish two types of geologic time: 1) Relative ages or dating
2) Absolute age; Relative Dating
Study Guide #3 for Geology 100
Weathering: Key terms and concepts:
weathering (chemical and physical)
mass movement, mass wasting