December 9, 2012
|Assignment |Resources: WileyPlus and Visualizing Geology | |Week One Review Questions |Prepare a response to each of the following questions primarily from the text. Provide an explanation in your | | |responses. Do not copy and paste your answers. If you use outside sources, include a reference. | | | | | |Ch. 1: Critical and Creative Thinking Questions 3 & 5 | | |Ch. 2: Critical and Creative Thinking Questions 1 & 3 | | |Ch. 3: Critical and Creative Thinking Questions 3 & 4 | | |Ch. 14: Critical and Creative Thinking Questions 1 & 4 |
Ch. 1: Critical and Creative Thinking Questions 3 & 5
3. How do you think the principle of uniformitarianism accounts for occasional catastrophic events such as meteorite impacts, huge volcanic eruptions, or great earthquakes? Uniformitarianism implies that what happened in the past happen in the future. Since there were catastrophic events in the Earth’s past, it only makes sense that there will be similar events in the Earth’s present and future.
5. In what ways do geologic processes affect your daily life? Everyday life is dependent on geological processes. The atmosphere and soil that we rely on are formed by...