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Geological Sciences

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Described as craggy, rocky, or glacial, among a host of other descriptors, the Earth's geosphere, that is, its solid foundation, is subject to incredible variation. It is these permutations that inform the study of the geological sciences. This field involves not only the study of rocks, minerals, and landforms, but also that of glaciers, fossils, volcanoes, and other aspects of the Earth's surface. This sweeping volume examines the various branches of the geological sciences, as well as the methods and instruments used by geologists to obtain accurate records of the planet's geological history. Profiles of seminal earth scientists are also included.

Series: Geology: Landforms, Minerals, and Rocks

Interest Level: Grades 9-12

Reading Level: Grade 10

ISBN: 9781615304950 (Print) 9781615305445 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2012

Pages: 224

“Comprehensive look at the geological sciences for the upper grades, gleaned from the distinguished author and contributor database of Encyclopedia Britannica, with additional editorial expertise. Explores the history and evolution of geology, the Earth’s composition, structure, and history, methods for exploring the Earth geologically, and a great collective biography of notable Earth scientists. ... Some interesting sidebars enhance the well-written, factual text.” — Hawaii State Public Library

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