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Title:
Earth science the easy way
Author:
Sills, Alan D.
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Publication Information:
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's Educational Series, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
v, 377 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780764121463

9781417656349
Format :
Book

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Summary

This new addition to Barron's Easy Way series introduces the concept of Earth System Science and explains how the new emphasis on the Earth System approach is revolutionizing our understanding of global-scale Earth processes and changes. Separate chapters cover the Earth's major systems (atmosphere, hydrosphere cryosphere, geosphere, and biosphere); the Big Bang and alternate theories of the universe's origin; galaxies, stellar evolution, and other space phenomena; our solar system; the Earth--Moon system; geology and the geolologic time sca≤ plate tectonics and continental drift; weathering and erosion; the world's oceans and atmosphere; and environmental considerations.


Table of Contents

Earth Science The Easy Way 0764121464
Introduction
Preface
What Is Earth Systems Science?
Astronomy: A Study of the Universe and Earth'S Place in it
Beyond Our Solar System:
A Study of the Universe Our Solar System
The Earth-Moon System
Geology: A Study Of Earth'S Surface and Its Interior
Minerals and Rocks-- Evidence of Continual
Change Geologic Time and Dating Rocks
Plate Tectonics--Our Dynamic Planet
Volcanoes Earth's Surface
Oceanography and Water on Earth
Water, Water Everywhere The World's
The Dynamic Oceans
Atmospheric Science--the Study of Our Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate
Earth's Atmosphere Climate and Climatic Zones
Atmospheric Moisture, Pressure, and Winds
Weather and Weather Systems Practice Exam
Index

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