ADVENTURES in EARTH SCIENCE is not just an in-depth textbook but a series of adventures across seven continents and beyond in the sciences of astronomy, geology, meteorology and oceanography. It has been written with over forty years of experience in studying, researching and teaching earth science. Whilst it has been designed for senior high school and junior university or college, it is written in an easy style and well-illustrated so that anyone with an interest in this topic would find it an interesting and valuable resource.
The latest scientific information has been given in the text including chapters on climate change and the future use of fuels and energy. The book contains over 700 pages, 1200 photographs and illustrations mostly taken by the author. It also includes 32 video links taken by the author to explain various skills as well as excursions to many exotic places in support of the text. These videos include:
•use of the Brunton Pocket Transit, testing the properties of minerals and collecting fossils
•sailing a Tall Ship down the Tasman Sea
•climbing glaciers in Switzerland and New Zealand
•visiting the mainland and islands of the Antarctic Peninsular
•trekking down the 4000m deep Colca Canyon in Peru
•travelling down an upper part of the Amazon River
•visiting a reconstructed gold-mining town in Australia and panning for gold.
Each chapter is concluded with a summary of the main points, multichoice and extended review questions and a section of helpful hints which offers practical suggestions in such matters as collecting specimens, field work and survival, astronomical observation and general observation and techniques. Answers to the multichoice questions are given at the end of the book as is a 38 page key index and glossary section which gives the main page references as well as definitions of important terms fold as bold type in the text.
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