Basic Geology/Introduction

Geology is the study of the things that make up Earth. Geologists have used geology to find out many things about Earth, such as that it is about 4.6 billion years old.

The goal of this book is to give you a basic understanding of the topic of geology. The hope is that once you learn about the basics you will be encouraged to spread out your knowledge into whatever aspects you find most interesting. There are many different subtopics within Geology as within Earth Sciences in general. Familiarizing yourself with the main fields of interest is a good way to get started.

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