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Title:
Earth science on file
Author:
Lambert, David, 1932-
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Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Facts On File, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) : chiefly illustrations ; 30 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780816038732
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Book

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Summary

This revised and expanded edition of Earth Science On File now includes a glossary of all terms in the text and a chronology of major achievements in earth science


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Approximately 15 percent of the content has been revised and updated. In addition, there are now a glossary of terms and a chronology of major earth-science events.


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This revised and expanded edition of Earth Science On File now includes a glossary of all terms in the text and a chronology of major achievements in earth science, making it a one-stop reference for students and educators. Charts and diagrams of over 1,000 important concepts in geology, meteorology, and oceanography offer the most comprehensive collection of visuals on earth science available. Coverage is divided into seven basic sections: • Earth and space • The restless rocks • Air and oceans • Shaping the surface • Earth history • Resources • Maps, tables, and scales. The revised edition of Earth Science On File reflects major curricula and textbooks. It is an outstanding stand-alone reference and can also serve as a supplement to major texts used in high school and college Earth science courses. Partial Table of Contents Earth and Space • Lives of Stars • Big Bang • Structure of the Sun • Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram • Galactic Nebulae The Restless Rocks • Evolution of the Earth • Volcano Types • Growth of the Hawaiian Islands • Plate Tectonics • Earthquake Distribution Air and Oceans • The Layered Atmosphere • Types of Clouds • Beaufort Scale of Wind Speeds • Sea Ice • Atolls and Guyouts Shaping the Surface • Mechanical Weathering • Sand from Granite • Groundwater • Drainage Patterns • Permafrost in the Arctic Earth History • Superposition • Radiometric Dating • Tree of Life • Mississippian Period • Pleistocene Epoch Resources • World Population Increases • World Land Use • Soil Erosion • The Greenhouse Effect • Recycling Materials • Fossil Fuel Depletion Maps, Tables, Scales • Largest Islands • Largest Lakes • Continents • Reference Pie Chart • Units of Length and Area Charts • Highest Waterfalls • Weather Extremes Excerpted from Earth Science on File by Diagram Group, David Lambert All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.