Module 6

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Catastrophism

the concept that earth was shaped by catastrophic events of a short-term nature

Uniformitarianism

principle that Earth's processes occurring today are similar to those that occurred in the past

Humus

Decayed remains of once living creatures

Minerals

inorganic crystalline substances found naturally in the earth

Weathering

the process that crumbles, cracks, and breaks rocks slow change by wind and water

Erosion

The process by which wind, water, ice, or gravity transports soil and sediment from one location to another

Unconformity

where there is gap in the rock layers

Igneous

rock formed from cooled magma or lava

Metamorphic

A type of rock formed from either sediments or igneous rocks

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