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Answered 2010-08-21 09:59:00
Geology vs. GeographyCorrection: Geology is the study of the origin, history, and structure of the earth. The study of minerals is mineralogy. The study of rocks is petrology. Mineralogy and petrology are sub-disciplines of geology. AnswerOne of the founders of geology thought the new science should be called "natural geography."

This makes for an interesting comparison. Geology is to geography what natural history is to history.

Geography deals with national borders and the lines that humans have made on the earth. Geology deals with the natural structure of the earth and the formation of it's rocks and minerals.

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