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A beginner's field guide to North American geology identifies common rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, and land formations.
Im 17. Jahrhundert war es höchste Zeit, dass ein Genie auftauchte und Schneisen ins Dickicht des Unwissens schlug. Isaac Newton war dieses Genie. Und ein Arschloch. Science Buster Florian Freistetter zeigt, wie intrigant und hinterhältig Newton wirklich war und dass sein Hass auf Robert Hooke und Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz keine Grenzen kannte. Gleichzeitig beweist er, dass Newton die Physik niemals revolutioniert hätte, wenn er nicht solch ein Kotzbrocken gewesen wäre. Wenn Genialität auf Streitsucht trifft – und dabei ein kosmisches Arschloch herauskommt, davon erzählt Freistetters Buch mit schonungslosem Humor.
Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschlï¿1⁄2ge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. Und so vielgestaltig die Erde aussieht, so umfangreich und komplex ist auch das Thema Geologie. Aber keine Sorge, Alecia Spooner erklï¿1⁄2rt Ihnen leicht verstï¿1⁄2ndlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser fï¿1⁄2r die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflï¿1⁄2chenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!
1) THE WHOLE NATURAL WORLD is in the pages of these incredible pocket references - topics range from animals to weather to wildflowers. 2) ONLY FIELD GUIDES NOW SOLD IN THE TRADE MARKET FOR AGES 6-10. National Geographic Pocket Guides are younger and more user-friendly than Audubon's or Peterson's. 3) REVIEWED BY EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS and carefully researched to meet National Geographic's high standards for accuracy. 4) PHOTOGRAPHS AND ILLUSTRATIONS work together to give a full portrait of each entry in its natural habitat. 5) RANGE MAPS SHOW THE DISTRIBUTION throughout North America or the world 6) FIELD NOTES give fast answers and fascinating tidbits. 7) A NEW SERIES FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, Pocket Guides will release in sets of four per season. 8) HANDY POCKET SIZE AND STURDY COVERS MAKE THESE GUIDES PERFECT FOR FIELD USE. 9) A RULER ON A SPECIAL BACK FLAP is a convenient tool when measuring specimens. A GLOSSARY, INDEX, and HOW-TO-USE section make for easy reference. 10) A backmatter section for notes and sketches is perfect for in the field observations.National Geographic My First Pocket Guides cover a wide range of topics, from animals to constellations, from weather to ecosystems. ROCKS & MINERALS are fascinating to kids - and since they're all around, they're easy to observe and collect. Each Pocket Guide has approximately 40 entries on the topic, each occupying a spread of the book. Stunning photographs make identification of specimens easy. Beautiful artwork shows the animal or plant, etc. in its own environment, and a separate line drawing offers a sketching guide for budding naturalists. Range maps show distribution; bulleted facts offer information about size, color, diet, habitat, etc.; and field notes give additional fun facts and insights. Each spread is packed with information and is lively, colorful, and appealing. An introduction pulls it all together, and a how to use this book section points out all features for ease of use.
By studying rocks, we can reconstruct the history of the earth. Even the most insignificant rocks can tell stories about other times because rocks have been around since the beginning of the universe. They provide clues about previous geological events and about what the earth's surface was like in the past. In addition, nearly all the modern products that surround us have elements provided by rocks and minerals, including aluminum cans, copper cables, and titanium spaceships. In this lavishly illustrated volume loaded with timelines, infographics, and diagrams, readers will find invaluable information about the language of rocks and will learn to identify the most important minerals, know their physical and chemical properties, and discover the environments in which they form.
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