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Titre : Earth Science: Earth s Weather, Water ...
Éditeur : Salem Press Inc, United States
Date d'édition : 2012
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
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Two volumes from Salem's series, Earth Science, Earth's Weather, Water & Atmosphere is a brilliant exploration of the fluids on the surface of the earth and the gases that surround us.
The interaction among these key elements of the Earth's nature is fantastically complex and intriguing. The work explores the evolution of these interactions during the earth's history, theories regarding the future of the atmosphere and oceans and specific causes and effects that are at work.
Designed to meet the needs of students in Earth science at the high school and undergraduate levels, these two volumes represent a focused, revised and heavily updated edition from Salem Press's five-volume Earth Science of 2001. Now more than ten years later, the updated editions will provide students with clearly explained information on the most important and widely discussed issues relating to Earth science.
Earth Science: Earth's Weather, Water & Atmosphere, comprising over 125 lengthy essays on basic topics, is designed to provide an introduction to our latest understanding of the Earth.
All of the essays begin with ready-reference top matter, including a summary statement in which the contributing author explains why the topic is important to the study of the Earth. A listing of principal terms and their definitions helps to orient the reader to the essay. The text itself is broken by informative subheadings that guide the readers to areas of particular interest. An annotated and updated bibliography close each essay referring the reader to external sources for further study that are of use to both students and non specialists. Finally, a host of cross-references directs the reader to other essays that offer information on related topics.
At the end of every volume, several appendices are designed to assist in the retrieval of information. As mentioned above, the alphabetical list of contents lists all essays alphabetically by title, followed by page numbers. The categorized list of contents, more detailed than the general table of contents breaks the essays into useful categories to offer readers access to related essays. The set also includes more than 1,000 illustrations tables, charts, drawings, and photographs that display basic principles, phenomena and geological features of our world and the solar system.
This two-volume set provides a broad look at the dynamics of climate, bodies of water, and atmosphere. Nearly 125 alphabetically arranged essays cover topics such as Aral Sea, Auroras, Desert pavement, Hydrologic cycle, Nuclear winter, Van Allen radiation belts, and World ocean circulation experiment. The main body of each essay is an in-depth treatment of the topic, with relevant subheadings highlighting major contextual areas within the topic. Each essay concludes with a lengthy annotated bibliography and see also list. Both volumes include a helpful categorical list of contents, sorting topics into major areas including but not limited to climate, hydrology, oceans and seas, and water. There are a handful of black-and-white illustrations throughout, including tables, charts, and photographs. Volume 2 contains a glossary, a 30-page bibliography, and charts that note atmospheric pressures, detail bodies of water, and list severe weather occurrences from the 1600s to the present. The set concludes with a comprehensive index containing accurate cross-references, making the volumes easily accessible and navigable to users. Earth’s Weather, Water, & Atmosphere is part of the four-set Earth Science series (eight volumes total) from Salem Press and would be a beneficial addition to high-school and undergraduate libraries. Purchase of the print set includes online access to the volumes via the Salem Online database. --Rebecca Vnuk
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