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Concepts and challenges in earth science

Author: Leonard Bernstein; Stanley Wolfe
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Globe Fearon Educational Publisher, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Earth science is one of the major fields of science. It is the study of the earth and its history. Earth science is also the study of changes on the earth and the earth's place in space. Earth science is like a jigsaw puzzle made up of four pieces. Each piece is a main branch of earth science. The four main branches are geology, oceanography, meteorology, and space science. - p. 2.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Bernstein; Stanley Wolfe
ISBN: 0835922413 9780835922418 0835922499 9780835922494 0835922456 9780835922456
OCLC Number: 38054612
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 422 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm + 1 laboratory program [48 laboratory challenges] (iv, 124 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm)
Contents: Scientific skills and methods --
Studying the earth --
Minerals --
Rocks and how they form --
Wearing down the earth --
Agents of erosion --
Building up the earth --
Plate tectonics --
The rock record --
The hydrosphere --
The atmosphere --
Weather --
Cimate --
Natural resources --
Exploring space --
The solar system --
Motions of the earth --
Stars --
Appendices. The metric system and SI units --
Safety in the science classroom --
Mineral guide --
Prefixes and suffixes --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Leonard Bernstein [and others] ; Stanley Wolfe, project coordinator.

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Earth science is one of the major fields of science. It is the study of the earth and its history. Earth science is also the study of changes on the earth and the earth's place in space. Earth science is like a jigsaw puzzle made up of four pieces. Each piece is a main branch of earth science. The four main branches are geology, oceanography, meteorology, and space science. - p. 2.

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