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Title:
The Facts on File earth science handbook
Author:
Diagram Group.
Publication Information:
New York : Facts on File, Inc., [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
224 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780816040810

9780816040827
Format :
Book

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Central Library QE5 .F32 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Among the topics covered are:
• Acid Rain
• Air Pollution
• Antarctic Circle
• Archoen Eon
• Asteroids
• Barrier Reefs
• Common Rocks.
Biographies include:
• John Couch Adams
• Aristotle
• Sir Frances Beaufort
• Nicolas Copernicus
• Charles Darwin
• Reni Descartes
• Galileo Galilei
• Edwin Hubble
• Edmund Halley
• Ejnar Herzsprung
• Sir Isaac Newton
• Ptomely
• Carl Sagan
• Leonardo da Vinci.
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Booklist Review

This useful resource for high-school and undergraduate students provides basic reference material such as glossaries of terms, brief biographies, and chronologies. In addition to updating information, the revised edition add A-Z0 lists of key advances, lists of Tyler Prize winners, and listings of important associations and Web sites as well as new diagrams and charts. --Mary Ellen Quinn Copyright 2006 Booklist


Excerpts

Excerpts

Topics covered include: Acid rain Air pollution Antarctic circle Archoen eon Asteroids Barrier reefs Common rocks. Biographies include: John Couch Adams Aristotle Sir Frances Beaufort Nicolas Copernicus Charles Darwin René Descartes Galileo Galilei Edwin Hubble Edmund Halley Ejnar Herzsprung Sir Isaac Newton Ptomely Carl Sagan Leonardo da Vinci. Tables, charts, and diagrams include: Beaufort wind scale Cloud chart Comparative oceans chart Dinosaur classification Fujita and Pearson wind damage scale Geologic table Ice ages Largest islands Longest rivers Major hurricanes Periodic table Wind chill chart. Excerpted from The Facts on File Earth Science Handbook by Diagram Group 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.

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