Cartography is the science of representing the Earth and its features accurately through maps. This book introduces students to the different methods that have been used throughout history to map the world, describing tools used by explorers, past and present, and the different types of maps that have been used from ancient times to the present. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book contains photographs, diagrams, and text describing the various types of shorelines, including sandy and rocky shores, barrier islands, and coral reefs. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book explains what watersheds are, their role in the water cycle, and where the world's major watersheds are located, and describes the characteristics of divides, which are the geographical separations between watersheds. Reading Essentials in Science.
All life depends on the layers of gases that surround the Earth. This book explains the importance of the atmosphere for life on Earth, discussing the gases that make up the air, water vapor in the atmosphere, air pressure and movement, the layers of the atmosphere, and global warming. Reading Essentials in Science.
Oceanography is the study of the ocean's composition, movements, and organisms. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book explains how geologic time is the timeline of Earth's evolution. Scientists use sedimentary rock layers, fossils, relative dating, and absolute dating to piece together the history of life on the planet. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses what fossils are and where and how they are formed. Reading Essentials in Science.