How Does Earth Work?

Physical Geology and the Process of Science

Author: Gary Allen Smith,Aurora Pun

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136003687

Category: Science

Page: 569

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With its unconventional yet highly effective approach, How Does Earth Work? demonstrates the process of science as a vehicle for investigating physical geology. Smith and Pun connect readers to the evidence behind the facts, instead of reproducing known facts—sparking interest in how science is practiced and how we know what we know. Like geology detectives, readers learn to think through the scientific process and uncover evidence that explains Earth's mysteries. Chapters open with an essay that places a curious investigator in a realistic field or lab setting to observe and ask questions about geological phenomena. Integrated real-world connections link topics to issues of societal concern or relevant experience to increase appreciation of the value of discovering science; and annotated illustrations with thoughtful descriptions help readers observe the hypotheses presented. Why Study Earth? Minerals: Building Blocks of the Planet; Rocks and Rock-Forming Processes; Formation of Magma and Igneous Rocks; Formation of Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks; Formation of Metamorphic Rocks; Earth Materials as Time Keepers; Journey to the Center of Earth; Making Earth; Motion Inside Earth; Deformation of Rocks; Global Tectonics: Plates and Plumes; Tectonics and Surface Relief; Soil Formation and Landscape Stability; Mass Movements: Landscapes in Motion; Streams: Flowing Water Shapes the Landscape; Water Flowing Underground; Glaciers: Cold-Climate Sculptors of Continents; Shorelines: Changing Landscapes Where Land Meets Sea; Wind: A Global Geologic Process; Global Warming: Real-time Change in the Earth System. MARKET: An interesting reference for anyone interested in learning more about Earth's processes.
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How Does Earth Work? Physical Geology and the Process of Science

Pearson New International Edition

Author: Gary Smith,Professor Gary Smith,Aurora Pun

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9781292042428

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Page: 644

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For introductory courses in physical geology. Encouraging students to observe, discover, and visualize, How Does Earth Work? Second Edition engages students with an inquiry-based learning method that develops a solid interpretation of introductory geology. Like geology detectives, students learn to think through the scientific process and uncover evidence that explains earth's mysteries.
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How Does Earth Work? Physical Geology and the Process of Science: Pearson New International Edition

Author: Gary Smith,Aurora Pun

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292055464

Category: Science

Page: 644

View: 954

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For introductory courses in physical geology. Encouraging students to observe, discover, and visualize, How Does Earth Work? Second Edition engages students with an inquiry-based learning method that develops a solid interpretation of introductory geology. Like geology detectives, students learn to think through the scientific process and uncover evidence that explains earth’s mysteries.
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Geological Sciences

Author: John P. Rafferty Associate Editor, Earth Sciences

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615304959

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Discusses the history of geological sciences, including geology, seismology, and the study of geomagnetism, and profiles notable Earth scientists throughout history.
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Plates, Plumes, and Planetary Processes

Author: Gillian R. Foulger,Donna M. Jurdy

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813724309

Category: Science

Page: 997

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Presents a collection of papers discussing various hypotheses and models of planetary plumes.
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Nature's Nanostructures

Author: Amanda S. Barnard,Haibo Guo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9814316822

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

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Natural nanomaterials and nanotechnologies are all around us, which inevitably leads to these questions: What are these natural nanomaterials made of? Where can we find them? What can they do? Answering these questions will facilitate new and environmentally friendly ways of creating and manipulating nanoscale materials for the next generation of new technologies. A truly multidisciplinary resource, this book brings together studies from astronomy, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, geology and geophysics, environmental science, agricultural science, entomology, molecular biology, and health and provides an invaluable resource for learning how various scientists approach similar problems.
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Fundamentals of Physical Geology

Author: Sreepat Jain

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8132215397

Category: Science

Page: 488

View: 1959

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Physical Geology is a vast subject and it is not possible to cover all aspects in one book. This book does not invent the wheel but merely put together sets of updated but concise material on Physical Geology with lots of illustrations. All illustrations are created by hand and give a real classroom feel to the book. Students or readers can easily reproduce them by hand. This is a book, where a diagram says it all. The book is divided into four parts. The first part “The Solar System and Cosmic Bodies” deals with elements of our Solar System and the cosmic bodies around it (like meteorites, asteroids, etc.). The second part “The Earth Materials” deals with Earth and its internal structure. The third part “The Hydrologic System” is more exhaustive and deals with the hydrological system of the Earth including Weathering and Mass Wasting, Streams, Groundwater, Karst, Glaciers, Oceans and Aeolian Processes and Landforms. The fourth and the final part “The Tectonic System” deals with different aspects of Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes.
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The Way the World Works

As Partially Figured out By

Author: John R. Carpenter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 148361624X

Category: Science

Page: 186

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The Way the World Works, as partially figured out by John R Carpenter establishes the compatibilities to settle long-standing disagreements between atheists and religious devotees. In his desire to demonstrate that science and religion can co-exist, the author pens an illuminating book that attempts to reconcile these two purportedly opposing concepts in The Way the World Works. A valuable volume, this book deals with the areas in which science and religion are too often seen to be in conflict with each other and will provide readers with examples of how existing controversies between science and religion do not have to end in either-or, but can often end in both-and. An established man of science and a Christian, Carpenter provides evidence that religion and science are two sources of inspiration and elucidation that are neither antithetical nor hostile to each other. Rather, they are synergistic and mutually advantageous, that when joined together, produces an effect greater than the sum than what they emit independently.
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