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Earth

Van Rose, Susanna (Book - 2000 )
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Authors: Van Rose, Susanna
Title: Earth
Publisher: London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley, c2000
Characteristics: 64 p. :,col. ill., maps ;,29 cm
Statement of Responsibility: written by Susanna Van Rose
Notes: Includes index
Contents: What makes up the Earth?
Early ideas about the earth
A cocoon of gas
Climate in the past
Watery planet
The properties of water
Realms of ice
The building blocks
Investigating rocks
Igneous rocks
Sedimentary rocks
Metamorphic rocks
The challenge of the ocean
Modern oceanography
Continental drift
Plate tectonics
The formation of the ocean floor
Exploring the interior
Earthquakes and seismology
Volcanology
Mountain building
Plateaus and rifts
Weathering processes
Life from rock
Erosion
Deposition
Glaciation
The age of the Earth
Naming the Earth
ISBN: 0789461684
0789455757
Branch Call Number: j 550 V275e 2000
Subject Headings: Earth sciences Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Earth sciences
LCCN: 93033102
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Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking and highly informative guide to the fascinating story of the Earth. Superb, full-color photography of geological equipment, rocks, minerals and 3-D models reveals the ideas and discoveries that have changed our understanding of the world in which we live.


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