This new title in Gale's World Of...Series is a comprehensive guide to the concepts, theories, discoveries, pioneers and issues relating to topics in earth science. World of Earth Science's encyclopedic approach offers approximately 650 entries in a convenient A-Z format, cross-reference headings and is written in easy to understand language. In addition to traditional subtopics in geology and meteorology, World of Earth Science also covers a substantial number of topics in astronomy. Special emphasis is also placed on current ethical, legal and social issues pertaining to the many topics covered. Includes a subject index, historical chronology, a list of sources consulted and 150-200 photographs and illustrations.
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"Intended to challenge new students and provide a solid foundation for more advanced students, this set offers information in an encyclopedic format on the concepts, theories, discoveries, pioneers, and issues relationg to topics in the earth sciences...Students will appreciate the clearly written articles as well as the fact that special attention is placed on current ethical, legal, and social issues pertaining to the earth sciences, such as pollution, global warming, and ozone depletion...Although students and the general public will appreciate having all of this accessible, easy-to-read information on both concepts and individuals in one collection, some of the information is available in the Gale resouces, such as Notable Scientists from 1900 to the Present (2001), that many libraries may already own. Recommended for college and high-school or any public library that has a large science collection."
-- Booklist (July 2003)
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