Earth Science

ISBN-10: 0471789372

ISBN-13: 9780471789376

Edition: 2006

Authors: Scott Ryan

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Offering reviews of all earth science topics along with a tear-out pocket guide, chapter quizzes, a comprehensive test, and a glossary, this guide will be an essential study resource for the approximately 1.9 million 8th graders and almost 2.5 million high school students who take earth science. Scott Ryan (Ossining, NY) teaches earth science at Ardsley Middle School.
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Book details

List price: $9.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484

Scott Ryan teaches earth science at Ardsley Middle School in Ardsley, New York.

Introduction to Earth Science
Observations and Measurement Methods
Basic Units of Measurement
Derived Units
Scientific Notation
Percent Error
Density
Types of Graphs
Natural Resources and Conservation
Pollution
Types of Pollution
Measurements and Models of the Earth
Size, Shape, and Roundness of the Earth
The Size of the Earth
The Shape of the Earth
The Smoothness of the Earth
The Structure of the Earth's Layers
Types of Models
Mapping the Earth
Latitude and Longitude Measurements
Latitude
Longitude
Great Circles
Field Maps
Topographic Maps
Contour Lines
Reading Topographic Maps
Updating Maps
Minerals
Crystal Structure
Mineral Identification
Mineral Families
Rocks
Igneous Rocks
Texture
Composition
Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
The Rock
Weathering and Erosion
Types of Weathering
Rates of Weathering
Soils
Soil Horizons
Soil Types/Climate
Soil Conservation
Agents of Erosion
Running Water
Velocity of a Stream
The Life of a Stream
Glaciers
Types of Glaciers
Glacier Formation
Glacial Movement
Erosion by Glaciers
Waves
Features of Waves
Tsunamis
Currents
Erosion by Waves
Gravity
Mass Movements
Deposition
Factors Affecting Deposition
Running Water and Wind
Glaciers
Streams
Ocean Waves
Wind
Mass Movements
Landscape Formation
Landscape Characteristics
Stream Patterns
Hillsides
Landscape Regions
Mountains
Plateaus
Plains
Factors of Development
Rock Types
Climate
Human Interactions
Drainage Patterns
Features
Water in the Ground
Water in the World
Water Budget
Water in the Ground
Ability of Rocks to Hold Water
Transmission of Water
Water Table and Wells
Groundwater Characteristics
Conservation
Caves
Plate Tectonics
Layers of the Earth
Evidence of Crustal Movement
Plate Tectonic Theory
Plate Boundaries
Diverging Boundaries
Sliding Boundaries
Converging Boundaries
Collision between Plates
Subducting Plates
Hot Spots
Pole Reversal Patterns
Earthquakes
Areas of Frequent Crustal Movement
Earthquake Waves
P-Waves
S-Waves
L-Waves
Shadow Zone
Epicenter Location
Origin Time
Magnitude
Tsunami Formation
Predicting and Preparing for Earthquakes
Volcanoes
Location
Formation
Structure
Cones
Volcanic Debris
Types of Eruptions
Famous Eruptions
Other Effects from Volcanoes
Mountain Building
Types of Crustal Movement
Plate Collisions and Mountain Types
Fault Types and Mountain Features
Other Features of the Mountain-Building Process
Correlation of Mountains and Plate Boundaries
Growth of Continents
Energy and the Earth
Transfer of Energy
Radiation
Convection
Conduction
Advection
Absorption of Energy
Types of Energy
Temperature and Heat
Change in State of Water and Matter
Conversions between States
Energy Required for Change of State
Energy of the Earth
Insolation and Seasons on Earth
Solar Radiation
Changes in Insolation
Greenhouse Effect
Seasons
Weather
Composition of the Atmosphere
Temperature in the Atmosphere
The Ionosphere
Moisture in the Atmosphere
Measurement of Water in the Ai
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