Encyclopedia of Earth Science

Encyclopedia of Earth Science

by Timothy M. Kusky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816049734

ISBN-13: 9780816049738

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

"Encyclopedia of Earth Science is a contribution to the scientific literature, articulated at a level and presented in a format ideal for high school and college students and general readers. In addition to the broad subdisciplines of Earth science - such as oceanography, structural geology, weather, climate, and geomorphology - the book also provides information on…  See more details below

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"Encyclopedia of Earth Science is a contribution to the scientific literature, articulated at a level and presented in a format ideal for high school and college students and general readers. In addition to the broad subdisciplines of Earth science - such as oceanography, structural geology, weather, climate, and geomorphology - the book also provides information on concepts, theories, and hypotheses, places and events, and the major periods of geological time, as well as technology and instruments, people who have made significant contributions to the field, occupations and careers, organizations, and field locations." With approximately 700 cross-referenced entries, most of which conclude with sources for further reading, the encyclopedia features 1900 prose essays, interspersed throughout the text, that discuss the formation of Earth and the solar system, life on Mars, coping with the sea level rise in coastal cities, earthquake warning systems, and other topical issues. Enhanced by more than 200 black-and-white illustrations, photographs, and charts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816049738
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
Science Encyclopedia Series
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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