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Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating story of the Earth. Full-color photography of geological equipment, rocks, minerals, and 3-D models reveals the ideas and discoveries that have changed our understanding of the world in which we live.

Describes the physical features of planet Earth and the forces--such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and erosion--that help shape them.

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Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating story of the Earth. Full-color photography of geological equipment, rocks, minerals, and 3-D models reveals the ideas and discoveries that have changed our understanding of the world in which we live.

Describes the physical features of planet Earth and the forces--such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and erosion--that help shape them.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780716699057
  • Publisher: World Book, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Series: Picture Reference Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.58 (w) x 13.36 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Taylor is the author of more than a hundred informational books forchildren. Barbara has won numerous awards, including the American Association of Physics Science Writing Award and the Geographical Association Gold Award.
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Table of Contents

What makes up the Earth? 6
Early ideas about the Earth 8
A cocoon of gas 10
Climate in the past 12
Watery planet 14
The properties of water 16
Realms of ice 18
The building blocks 20
Investigating rocks 22
Igneous rocks 24
Sedimentary rocks 26
Metamorphic rocks 28
The challenge of the ocean 30
Modern oceanography 32
Continental drift 34
Plate tectonics 36
The formation of the ocean floor 38
Exploring the interior 40
Earthquakes and seismology 42
Volcanology 44
Mountain building 46
Plateaus and rifts 48
Weathering processes 50
Life from rock 52
Erosion 54
Deposition 56
Glaciation 58
The age of the Earth 60
Naming the Earth 62
Index 64
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