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The Basics of Earth Science

By: RE Krebs

268 pages, Col photos, figs, tabs.

Greenwood Publishing Group

Hardback | Aug 2003 | #148908 | ISBN: 0313319308
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About this book

Earth science forces, including earthquakes, fossils, the Earth's spheres, the Big Bang Theory, El Nino, and the atmosphere, are presented at a level appropriate for beginners. Concepts are clarified through the use of examples, tables, and figures. Readers will also learn about more advanced topics within earth science, including geochronology, seismology, and geomagnetism.


Contents

Introduction - Background and History - Geological Time - Forces, Processes, and Systems - Earth's Structure - Earth's Resources - Earth's Inner Spheres - Biosphere: Envelope of Life - Hydrosphere: Sphere of Water - Atmosphere: Sphere of Air - Climate and Weather - Appendix: Hands-on Earth Science Projects - Glossary - Selected Bibliography - Index.

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Biography

ROBERT E. KREBS is the retired Associate Dean for Research at the University of Illinois Health Sciences Centre, Chicago.

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