Earth

Earth

by John Werner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393977295
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 8.46(w) x 10.94(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

What makes up the Earth?6
Early ideas about the Earth8
A cocoon of gas10
Climate in the past12
Watery planet14
The properties of water16
Realms of ice18
The building blocks20
Investigating rocks22
Igneous rocks24
Sedimentary rocks26
Metamorphic rocks28
The challenge of the ocean30
Modern oceanography32
Continental drift34
Plate tectonics36
The formation of the ocean floor38
Exploring the interior40
Earthquakes and seismology42
Volcanology44
Mountain building46
Plateaus and rifts48
Weathering processes50
Life from rock52
Erosion54
Deposition56
Glaciation58
The age of the Earth60
Naming the Earth62
Index64

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