Earth Science Made Simple

Earth Science Made Simple

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by Edward F. Albin
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 ever.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307433374
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
638,634
File size:
4 MB

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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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Earth Science Made Simple 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.