Earth Science

ISBN-10: 0130161837
ISBN-13: 9780130161833
Edition: 9th 2000
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Book details

List price: $90.07
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/17/2000
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 672
Size: 8.46" wide x 11.22" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

Introduction
A view of earth
The earth sciences
Earth science and the environment
The nature of scientific inquiry
Studying earth science
Earth as a System
Earth's place in the cosmos
Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks
Carrot, karat, carat
Gemstones
Rocks: Materials of the Lithosphere
Asbestos: What are the risks?
Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting
Acid precipitation: A human impact on the earth system
Laterites and the clearing of the rainforest
The Gros Ventre slide: A classic case study
Running Water and Groundwater
The effects of urbanization on discharge
The midwest floods of 1993
Dowsing for water
Geothermal energy: An alternative
Glaciers, Deserts, and Wind
Do glaciers move? An application of the scientific method
What if the ice melted?
Common misconceptions about deserts
Dust bowl: Soil erosion in the great plains
Earthquakes and Earth's Interior
Damaging earthquakes east of the Rockies
Tsunami warning system
Plate Tectonics
A new test for plate tectonics
Plate tectonics into the future
The earth system: Plate tectonics and the rock cycle
Igneous Activity
The year without a summer
Volcano sizes
Volcanic activity and climate
Mountain Building
The San Andreas fault system
Oil traps
The Rocky Mountains
Geologic Time
Radon
Earth History: A Brief Summary
The great paleozoic extinction
Farewell to the dinosaurs
Ocean Waters and the Ocean Floor
Evidence for the existence of turbidity currents
Seafloor sediments and climatic change
The Restless Ocean
Tidal power
Is global warming causing sea levels to rise?
Composition, Structure, and Temperature
Altering the atmosphere's composition: Sources and types of air pollution
The ozone problem
Solar energy
Moisture
Dry air at 100 percent relative humidity?
Atmospheric stability influences air pollution
Precipitation probability forecasts
Air Pressure and Wind
Scales of atmospheric motion
Wind energy: An alternative with potential
Weather Patterns and Severe Storms
Lake-effect snow
The deadliest weather
Hurricane Andrew
Climate
The world's hottest and coldest places
Precipitation records and mountainous terrain
Climate change in cities
Earth as a system: Climate feedback mechanisms
Earth's Place in the Universe
Proof for Earth's rotation
Astrology
Calendars
Touring Our Solar System
Venus and the runaway greenhouse effect: A lesson for planet Earth?
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence
Discovery of planet X
Is Earth on a collision course?
Comet Shoemaker Levy impacts Jupiter
Light, Astronomical Observations, and the Sun
The largest telescopes
Variable sun and climate change
Beyond Our Solar System
Determining distance from magnitude
Supernova 1987 A
From stardust to you
Metric and English Units Compared
Mineral Identification Key
Earth's Grid System
Topographic Maps
Star Charts
World Soils
Landforms of the Conterminous United States
Periodic Table of the Elements

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