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Edward J. Denecke, Jr. - All books by this author

Painless Series - All books in this series

Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. This title describes the exciting revolution in our understanding of Earth's processes and changes, focusing on movement of tectonic plates, earthquakes, volcanoes, and much more.


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Table of Contents:
  • Chapter One: Earth’s Structure
    Earth’s Spheres
    Earth Models
    Mapping Earth’s Surface
    Field Maps
  • Chapter Two: The Atmosphere
    Composition of the Atmosphere
    Energy in the Atmosphere
    Energy Transfer in the Atmosphere
    Circulation in the Atmosphere
  • Chapter Three: Weather and Climate
    Weather Variables
    Weather Patterns
    Weather Forecasting
  • Chapter Four: The Hydrosphere
    How the Hydrosphere Formed
    The Ocean
    Fresh Water
    The Water Cycle
  • Chapter Five: The Lithosphere
    Rock Identification
    Identifying Sedimentary Rocks
    Identifying Metamorphic Rocks
    The Rock Cycle
  • Chapter Six: Weathering
    Physical Weathering
    Chemical Weathering
    Factors That Affect Weathering
    Products of Weathering
  • Chapter Seven: Erosion and Deposition
    Agents of Erosion
  • Chapter Eight: Earthquakes and Volcanoes
    Measuring Earthquakes
  • Chapter Nine: Plate Tectonics
    The Building Blocks of Plate Tectonics
    Plate Tectonics
  • Chapter Ten: Earth’s History
    Geologic Time
    Determining Relative Age
    Determining Absolute Age
    Fossils: Keys to the Past
    The Geologic Time Scale
  • Chapter Eleven: Earth in Space
    Models of the Universe
    Our Current Model of the Universe
    The Solar System
    The Earth–Moon–Sun System
    Effects of Earth’s Motions
    Motions of the Moon and Their Effects
  • Index


Paperback / 320 Pages / 6 x 9 / 2011


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