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Geology is the scientific study of the physical structure of the Earth, including the origin and history of the rocks and soil of which the Earth is made.


Geology is the scientific understanding about this and other planets, embracing a large range of topics including the evolution of life, how climate has changed in the past and will change in the future, the nature of planetary surfaces and interiors, the processes underlying how the landscape formed and the causes, impact and geography of natural hazards like earthquakes and volcanoes.

Follow links from this page to learn more about geology and the Earth and planetary sciences.

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