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4.1: Introduction to the Planet Earth

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    This chapter has several goals and objectives:

    • Describe Earth as a planetary body.
    • Explain the various motions of Earth and the results of those motions.
    • Compare continental and oceanic features on the surface of the Earth.
    • Describe the three major types of rock features and how the rock cycle describes their creation.
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