The Encyclopedia of Earth

A Complete Visual Guide


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780520254718

Category: Nature

Page: 608

View: 393

Provides comprehensive information on the planet, including its geological history, physical composition, weather, and humankind's relationship with the Earth.

Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change


Author: Juliane L. Fry

Publisher: Thomas Reed Publications

ISBN: 9781408132104

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 512

View: 818

With breathtaking scope, this resource tells you everything you need to know about the weather and climate in a straightforward but thorough way, helped by lavish photographs and highly detailed diagrams, maps and charts.

The Encyclopedia of Animals

A Complete Visual Guide


Author: Fred Cooke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520244060

Category: Nature

Page: 608

View: 1485

Presents a survey of all animal groups, with diagrams, distribution maps, color photographs. and overviews of animal evolution, behavior, habitats, and adaptation.


Die große Bild-Enzyklopädie mit über 2.000 Arten


Author: David Burnie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831033645


Page: 632

View: 2011

The Reference Librarian's Bible: Print and Digital Reference Resources Every Library Should Own


Author: Steven W. Sowards,Chenoweth Juneal

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440860629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

View: 3729

Divided into dedicated categories about the subjects most meaningful to librarians, this valuable resource reviews 500 texts across all major fields. • Critically assesses the most widely held reference titles • Includes LC and Dewey classifications for every title • Serves as an indispensable information literacy tool • Makes finding titles easy with organization by subject

Earth Sciences

Notable Research and Discoveries


Author: Kyle Kirkland

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074429

Category: Reference

Page: 212

View: 3732

Presents recent research and discoveries in Earth science in six fields, including geothermal energy, Earth's magnetic field, and earthquake forecasting.



Author: Facts On File, Incorporated

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438131364

Category: Natural history

Page: 129

View: 6283

Describes the education, training, earnings, and outlook associated with twenty careers in nature, including biologists, botanists, ecologists, environmental engineers, geologists, and oceanographers.

The Evolution of Meteorology

A Look into the Past, Present, and Future of Weather Forecasting


Author: Kevin Anthony Teague,Nicole Gallicchio

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119136156

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 1220

The essential guide to the history, current trends, and the future of meteorology This comprehensive review explores the evolution of the field of meteorology, from its infancy in 3000 bc, through the birth of fresh ideas and the naming of the field as a science, to the technology boom, to today. The Evolution of Meteorology reveals the full story of where meteorology was then to where it is now, where the field is heading, and what needs to be done to get the field to levels never before imagined. Authored by experts of the topic, this book includes information on forecasting technologies, organizations, governmental agencies, and world cooperative projects. The authors explore the ancient history of the first attempts to understand and predict weather and examine the influence of the very early birth of television, computers, and technologies that are useful to meteorology. This modern-day examination of meteorology is filled with compelling research, statistics, future paths, ideas, and suggestions. This vital resource: Examines current information on climate change and recent extreme weather events Starts with the Ancient Babylonians and ends with the largest global agreement of any kind with the Paris Agreement Includes current information on the most authoritative research in the field of meteorology Contains data on climate change theories and understanding, as well as extreme weather statistics and histories This enlightening text explores in full the history of the study of meteorology in order to bring awareness to the overall path and future prospects of meteorology.



Author: Caroline Bingham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831010516

Category: Dinosaurs

Page: 127

View: 9036



Author: Stuart Levine

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 160279572X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2251

The Hands on Science series provide students with background on key concepts in Science. Each title includes engaging hands on exercises that help bring the concepts to life for kids. Real World Science: Animals, provide information on the basic needs of animals, and the body parts and behaviors that help animals meet their needs.

Weltatlas des Klimawandels

Karten und Fakten zur globalen Karten und Fakten zur globalen Erwärmung


Author: Kirstin Dow,Thomas E. Downing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863930646


Page: 112

View: 8393

The Animal Book


Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409350290

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 9562

The wonders of the natural world come to life in full colour in the ultimate book on animals and insects The Animal Book is the complete guide to the natural world for curious children and budding naturalists. From the tiny toadstool to the giant oak, the smallest spider to the largest elephant, the wonders of life are here to see in stunning photo galleries. With over 1,500 species of animals and plants to learn about, The Animal Book is perfect for school projects and homework. The 'Tree of Life' at the start of the book will show you how species are connected, as well as guiding you through everything from microscopic life to fish, birds, reptiles and mammals. Ever wondered how a polar bear looks when trying to catch fish? Amazing full page pictures show you animals in their natural habitats, going about their lives. Fact boxes and amazing galleries take you on a complete learning journey. The Animal Book really is the ultimate book on the natural world, from A(moeba) to Z(ebra).

The Complete Guide to Prehistoric Life


Author: Tim Haines,Paul Chambers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0563522194

Category: Animals, Fossil

Page: 216

View: 604

In the long history of life on our planet, dinosaurs have pride of place as an evolutionary landmark and have understandably captured most of the press... but what about life before and after the 'monstrous lizards' had their day? How much do we know about the astounding diversity of creatures that first swam, slithered, crawled, ran and flew across the ancient Earth? With concise, jargon-free text and approximately 350 full-colour illustrations and photo-real computer graphics, this book is a definitive reference to the inhabitants of the prehistoric world, and a complete story of life on our planet. The award-winning team at Framestore, of Walking With Dinosaurs fame, bring never-before seen creatures to life, such as Meganeuria, a giant carnivorous dragonfly; the sail-backed killer Dimetrodon; and Gorgonopsid, a sabre-toothed desert predator that looked like a cross between a monitor lizard and a lion. The book covers environments as distinct as grasslands, wetlands, forests, mountains and oceans, and features species dating from the Cambrian Period (c. 50 million years ago) all the way through to the Pleistocene Epoch (c. 1.8 milllion - 11,000 years ago), with in-depth information on their lifestyles, habitats, behaviour and distribution across the prehistoric Earth.




Author: Neal Stephenson

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641168759

Category: Fiction

Page: 1056

View: 8160

Der Mond explodierte ohne Vorwarnung und ohne erkennbaren Grund. Die Uhrzeit würde man später als A+0.0.0 oder schlicht Null bezeichnen ... 05:03:12 Weltzeit. Die Stunde Null. Nach der Explosion des Mondes wütet über Jahrtausende ein Meteoritensturm, der die Erdoberfläche in eine unbewohnbare Wüstenei verwandelt. Um die Menschheit vor der Auslöschung zu bewahren, schicken die Nationen der Erde eine Flotte von Archen ins All. Der Asteroid Amalthea – ursprünglich zu Forschungszwecken an eine internationale Raumstation angedockt –, soll der Kolonie als Schutzschild dienen. Doch das Leben im Weltraum fordert einen hohen Tribut, und der Fortbestand der menschlichen Zivilisation steht auf Messers Schneide ...