The Basics of Earth Science

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - 342 pages

Earth science forces, including earthquakes, fossils, the Earth's spheres, the Big Bang Theory, El Nino, and the atmosphere, are presented at a level appropriate for beginners. Concepts are clarified through the use of examples, tables, and figures. Readers will also learn about more advanced topics within earth science, including geochronology, seismology, and geomagnetism.

A chapter on the history of earth science illustrates the background of the topic before readers delve into more advanced concepts. Additional material for students includes an appendix with hands-on earth science projects, a glossary, a bibliography, and person and subject indexes for quick reference.

 

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Contents

Geological Time
1
Geological Forces Processes and Systems
23
Earths Structure
71
Earths Resources
85
Earths Inner Spheres
135
Biosphere Envelope of Life
151
Hydrosphere Sphere of Water
171
Atmosphere Sphere of Air
199
Climate and Weather
219
Earth Science Projects
279
Glossary
317
Selected Bibliography
329
Subject Index
335
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About the author (2003)

ROBERT E. KREBS is retired Associate Dean for Research at the University of Illinois Health Sciences. He is also a former science teacher, science specialist for the U.S. Government, and university research administrator.

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