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Audience: Junior High-Adult
ICR Item Number: BGEBO1
Number of Pages: 80
Vendor: Master Books
Publication Date: 2000
|Dimensions: 10.87 X 8.37 X .37 (inches)|
Availability: In Stock
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Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good, basic geology book from Biblical perspectiveAugust 21, 2011Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4"The Geology Book" is a nonfiction book about geology and how the rock formations we see around us came to be. The author assumed that he had a Christian audience and occasionally spoke in terms of "God created" and the like. He clearly explained each topic and defined the few scientific terms in the text (though there's also a glossary in the back).
There were full color pictures and illustrations. In the back, there's a 12 by 24 inch pull-out full-color poster titled "When the Earth Moves" with pictures from the book. I think 11-year-olds on up can easily understand the information in this book.
The introduction claims that the book will compare gradualism to catastrophic explanations for geological formations, but the author does so only in a very subtle way. I liked how it was handled, but I expected a more obvious comparison after reading the introduction. Overall, I'd recommend this book to children who are interested in learning more about geology from a scientist with a Christian perspective.
Chapter 1 explained the layers of Earth (crust, mantle, etc.). Chapter 2 described the rock types (igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic). Chapter 3 talked about the earth surface (plains, plateaus, mountains, erosional features like canyons). Chapter 4 described geological processes and rates (erosion, deposition, fossilization, volcanism, deformation of rocks, formation of metamorphic rocks, radioisotope decay and dating, etc.).
Chapter 5 discussed several ways to date the age of the earth (erosion, chemicals in the ocean, sediments in ocean, atmosphere, magnetic field). Chapter 6 covered the great geologic events of the past (Creation, Flood, Ice Age). Chapter 7 answered ten common questions (how was the Grand Canyon formed?, what causes the geysers in Yellowstone Park?, etc.). Chapter 8 discussed what the Bible says about what the future Earth will be like.
Rosie Leprohon5 Stars Out Of 5September 18, 2009Rosie LeprohonGreat book, I love that my son is learning from a Creationist/auther on the wonderful subject of geology. There is so much rich beauty in geology and Dr. Morris does a great job of uncovering the mystery and history of our earth!
Elizabeth M3 Stars Out Of 5March 12, 2005Elizabeth MI did not like this book as much as others from this publisher. The attempt to evangelize at the end of the book falls short. The photos are beautiful and they are the most enjoyable part of the book.
Q: Does The Geology Book come with a workbook or an answer/teacher key?
This does not come with the study guide, but you can purchase the study guide (CBD stock number WW345602) separately.
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