Earth and Environmental Science: The Preliminary Course

Cambridge University Press
  • erschienen am 13. Juni 2002
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 274 Seiten
978-0-521-89020-5 (ISBN)
Earth and Environmental Science is a comprehensive course text for HSC Earth and Environmental Science students.
  • Englisch
  • Melbourne
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  • Australien
  • Für Grundschule und weiterführende Schule
  • Broschur/Paperback
175 b/w illus. 30 maps 50 tables 35 exercises
  • Höhe: 279 mm
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  • Breite: 216 mm
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  • Dicke: 15 mm
  • 675 gr
978-0-521-89020-5 (9780521890205)
Iain Imlay- Gillespie has taught science and environmental science at all levels in NSW and overseas and is currently head of science at Nagle College, Blacktown. He has extensive experience as an examiner, marker and curriculum developer. Chris Huxley has had wide experience in teaching all branches of science at the senior level. He is currently Head of Science at Blue Mountains Grammar, and has been an examiner, marker and curriculum designer.
Introduction; Part I. Planet Earth and its Environment: 1. Observing our universe; 2. The origin of the universe; 3. The Sun and the solar system; 4. The early Earth and its atmosphere; 5. The early Earth and the start of life; Part II. Dynamic Earth: 6. Dating rocks and other materials; 7. Plate movements; 8. Magnetism and the wandering poles; 9. Tectonic forces; Part III. The Local Environment: 10. The local environment as a system; 11. The elements of lithosphere and landscape; 12. Soils - features and formations; 13. Adaptations and survival in disturbed habitats; 14. Human impacts on the environment; 15. Balancing development and conservation; 16. Biodiversity; Part IV. Water Issues: 17. Water movements on the Earth; 18. Water and Australian environments; 19. Water and weathering; 20. Water resources - past and present; Part V. Effective Research: Answering and asking questions; Glossary; Index.

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