The Scope and Subdivisions of Geology

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We naturally regard the earth as a supremely important field of special investigation. So we come to the science devoted to the Earth, appropriately known as geology (from the Greek Gaia or ge, the ancestral Earth – goddess of Greek mythology; and logy, a suffix denoting ‘knowledge of’).

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GeologyWe naturally regard the earth as a supremely important field of special investigation. So we come to the science devoted to the Earth, appropriately known as geology (from the Greek Gaia or ge, the ancestral Earth goddess of Greek mythology; and logy, a suffix denoting knowledge of).As a major science, however, geology deals not merely with land forms and other surface features of the rocky crust, but with the structure and behaviour of every part of the Earth, with special reference to the rocks and structures of the visible crust and all that can be learned from th

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