definition and major branches of Geology

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- geo = earth - logos = discourse - study/science of the Earth - materials, processes, products - history of the planet and its life forms since its origin - study of the Earth and all other solid bodies in space (astrology)

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GEOLOGYgeo = earthlogos = discoursestudy/science of the Earthmaterials, processes, productshistory of the planet and its life forms since its originstudy of the Earth and all other solid bodies in space (astrology)its beginning is lost in antiquitymodern geology was born in the 17881968 Unifying theory of Earth sciences (44 years old)Earth: 4.5 4.6 Billion years oldMajor Branches1. Historical- history of the Earth and its life forms- stratigraphy- strata/strarum : layers/beds of rocks- relationship, composition, fossil of rocks- paleontology- paleo=ancient-

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