What Is Geology?


So what is geology?

"They say it is to see how the world was made." Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)





It's the study of the Earth and its properties, behaviour, structure, composition and geological history.

It addresses questions like



* how the Earth was formed and how it continues to change;

* how to find the Earth's resources;

* how to predict its dangerous events.


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Its more academic part includes

* the formation, evolution and composition of the planet Earth;

* the causes and nature of earthquakes, ice ages, volcanoes, tsunamis  and climate change.

and its more practical side includes



* how to find oil, gas, minerals and other resources including ground water;

* how to prevent problems like landslides, floods, sinkholes and water and soil contamination;

* where to dispose nuclear waste.

There are other studies within geology such as structural geology, petrology, mineralogy, paleontology, hydrogeology, stratigraphy, glaciology, geophysics, geochemistry, geomorphology, volcanology, metallurgy, engineering geology and others.












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