Earth Science Demystified

Earth Science Demystified

by Linda D. Williams

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071471091
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 07/14/2004
Series: Demystified
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 390
File size: 24 MB
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About the Author

Linda Williams is a writer in the fields of science and medicine. She has worked as a technical writer and chief scientist at NASA and McDonnell Douglas, and currently works at Rice University. She has served as a science speaker for a number of years. Ms. Williams is the author of the popular Chemistry Demystified, another volume in this series.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: EARTH Chapter 1: Planet Earth Chapter 2: Geological Time Chapter 3: On the Inside Chapter 4: Plate Tectonics Chapter 5: Strata and Land Eras Part One Test PART TWO: MINERALS AND ROCKS Chapter 6: Igneous Rock Chapter 7: Sedimentary Rock Chapter 8: Metamorphic Rock Chapter 9: Minerals and Gems Chapter 10: Fossils Part Two Test PART THREE: SURFACE NEWS Chapter 11: Volcanoes Chapter 12: Earthquakes Chapter 13: Oceans Chapter 14: Atmosphere Chapter 15: Weathering and Topography Part Three Test Final Exam Chapter Quiz Answers Part Test Answers Final Exam Answers Appendix I: Conversion Factors Appendix II: Crystals References Internet References Index About the Author

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Earth Sciences Demystified 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As with 'Chemistry Demystified,' which was also written by this author, 'Earth Sciences Demystified' is filled with errors and typos. In the first chapter alone, I found several errors in both the text and the accompanying diagrams. For example, 'lithosphere' and 'mantle' have multiple definitions, all of which contradict each other. There also seem to be test questions for which there is no correct answer given. And those are only the errors that I noticed- someone with advanced training in the field would likely find many more. The writing is very poor and has a juvenile feel. I would strong advise against purchasing this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding book to reacquaint the uninitiated on a wide variety of earth sciences. I loved science in school, but that was a long time ago...and the world, or at least science's view of it, has changed significantly since that time. Now, I know a lot more about a lot of different things. I imagine this book would be extremely valuable for the high school or college student required to take earth sciences as an elective. The book is well planned and executed. It's a very worthwhile, stimulating and enlightening read.