Painless Earth Science

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-08-01
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc
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Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Seriescover 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 Seriesauthors' 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 combines instruction in sentence structure with examination of amusing expressions, and gives tips on e-mail communication, editing a school paper, and more.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. v
Earth's Structurep. 1
Earth's Spheresp. 1
Earth Modelsp. 5
Mapping Earth's Surfacep. 9
Field Mapsp. 15
The Atmospherep. 27
Composition of the Atmospherep. 27
Energy in the Atmospherep. 35
Energy Transfer in the Atmospherep. 44
Circulation in the Atmospherep. 49
Weather and Climatep. 59
Weather Variablesp. 59
Weather Patternsp. 70
Weather Forecastingp. 83
Climatep. 88
The Hydrospherep. 97
How the Hydrosphere Formedp. 98
The Oceanp. 99
Fresh Waterp. 106
The Water Cyclep. 117
The Lithospherep. 123
Mineralsp. 123
Rocksp. 130
Rock Identificationp. 138
Identifying Sedimentary Rocksp. 141
Identifying Metamorphic Rocksp. 143
The Rock Cyclep. 145
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