Earth Science Made Simple [NOOK Book]

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We see it every day, yet we understand so little about Earth. From minerals to meteorites, this book covers every aspect of the science of our world. It breaks this complex discipline into four major sections: geology, oceanography, meteorology, and planetary science, and it gives an overview of the processes of each. Complete with interactive experiments and a glossary, this book makes the study of our planet?and other planets? easier than ...
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Earth Science Made Simple

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Overview

We see it every day, yet we understand so little about Earth. From minerals to meteorites, this book covers every aspect of the science of our world. It breaks this complex discipline into four major sections: geology, oceanography, meteorology, and planetary science, and it gives an overview of the processes of each. Complete with interactive experiments and a glossary, this book makes the study of our planet—and other planets— easier than ever.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307433374
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 667,217
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

EDWARD F. ALBIN, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of geology and astronomy at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. His work at the Fernbank Science Center includes instruction in all areas of Earth science.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Excellent overview of Earth Science!  Well written, with informa

    Excellent overview of Earth Science!  Well written, with informative information on geology, meteorology, oceanography, and planetary science.  Nice study guide or enjoyable reading for anyone interested in Earth Science.  Contrary to what the previous reviewer mentioned, ice and salt (halite) are minerals.  Highly recommend book! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Gald I just tried the sample....

    In the first section of the book about minerals it states that two good examples of minerals are ice cubes and table salt. This is not true because neither ice cubes nor table salt occur naturally. It has been a while since I was taught Earth Science but I knew something about the statement did not seem right to me. I googled it to make sure it was correct ( I am trying to study and want to learn the right facts ) and I found that the examples are not in fact minerals. I am dissapointed and wonder how many more slip ups are hidden in this book.

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