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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587286599
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc
Publication date: 06/01/2000
Series: Picture Reference Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 13.38(h) x (d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Barbara Taylor is the author of more than a hundred informational books forchildren. Barbara has won numerous awards, including the American Association of Physics Science Writing Award and the Geographical Association Gold Award.

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
Mountain building46
Plateaus and rifts48
Weathering processes50
Life from rock52
The age of the Earth60
Naming the Earth62

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