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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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How might an animal cause physical weathering?

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The way by which an animal cause physical weathering.

Explanation

Weathering can be defined as the process which involves the breakdown of rock material into smaller particles at or near the surface of the Earth. The process of weathering takes place when a rock is exposed to an environmental condition that supports weathering. It can be changed in pressure, temperature or substances mainly water. As a result of weathering, the rocks are weakened and broken. These broken particles are known as clasts and it can be small or large. The continuous weathering that takes place on detached fragments breaks them into smaller particles and thus, they become susceptible to other exogenic processes such as erosion, transportation, and deposition...

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