eBook Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465421130
  • ISBN-13: 9781465421135
  • DDC: 910
  • Grade Level Range: 2nd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

Created in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia explores every aspect of our world, from the North to the South Pole, and from the outer atmosphere to the fiery core and from natural processes to human impact. Discover terrifying earthquakes, priceless gemstones, and storms that can destroy buildings. Understand how weather works, what causes the seasons, and the power of water to shape the landscape. Explore life on Earth, and countries and cultures from all around the world. Packed with facts, maps, explanations, illustrations, and photographs, Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia is the ultimate guide to our planet.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Planet Earth.
2: The Solar System.
3: The Planets.
4: How Earth Formed.
5: The Moon.
6: Scarred Surface.
7: Inside Our planet.
8: Magnetic Earth.
9: Northern Lights.
10: Earth's Crust.
11: Impact Craters.
12: Moving Plates.
13: Plate Boundaries.
14: Earthquakes.
15: Ground Shift.
16: Tsunamis.
17: Making Mountains.
18: Volcanoes.
19: Eruption.
20: Cataclysm.
21: Hot Springs and Geysers.
22: Rocks and Minerals.
23: Elements and Minerals.
24: Crystals.
25: Crystal Types.
26: The Crystal Cave.
27: Igneous Rocks.
28: Igneous Intrusions.
29: Weathering.
30: The Dynamic Landscape.
31: Coyote Buttes.
32: Sedimentary Rocks.
33: Fossils.
34: Ancient Life.
35: Rock Strata.
36: The Grand Canyon.
37: Metamorphic Rocks.
38: The Rock Cycle.
39: Soil.
40: Water.
41: The Water Cycle.
42: Rivers and Valleys.
43: Glaciers and Ice Sheets.
44: Iceberg.
45: Rivers of Ice.
46: Ice Ages.
47: Underground Water.
48: Caves.
49: Sculpted in Stone.
50: Lakes.
51: Lakes of the World.
52: Oceans and Seas.
53: World Oceans.
54: Waves and Currents.
55: Making Waves.
56: Tides.
57: Coasts.
58: Climate and Weather.
59: The Atmosphere.
60: Air Currents.
61: Climate Zones.
62: The Seasons.
63: Oceans and Continents.
64: Cold Desert.
65: Climate Types.
66: Weather Systems.
67: Clouds and Fog.
68: Cloud Types.
69: Rain and Snow.
70: Storms and Hail.
71: Tornado.
72: Hurricanes.
73: Life on Earth.
74: A Living Planet.
75: Kingdoms of Life.
76: Ecosystems.
77: Freshwater Life.
78: Tropical Forest.
79: Temperate Forest.
80: Autumn Color.
81: Northern Forest.
82: Moorland and Heath.
83: Temperate Grassland.
84: Tropical Grassland.
85: Desert.
86: Living Deserts.
87: Desert in Bloom.
88: Life in the Mountains.
89: Arctic Tundra.
90: Icy Oceans.
91: Winter Chill.
92: Life Beneath the Waves.
93: Deep Ocean.
94: Coral Reef.
95: Vital Light.
96: On the Shore.
97: The Human World.
98: Population.
99: Farming.
100: Transformed Landscape.
101: Mining.
102: Industry.
103: Transportation.
104: Cities.
105: Modern Cities.
106: City Lights.
107: Pollution.
108: Climate Change.
109: Conservation.
110: Mapping the World.
111: The Physical World.
112: The Political World.
113: Population Density.
114: North America.
115: South America.
116: Europe.
117: Africa.
118: Asia.
119: Oceania.
120: Antarctica.
121: Country Factfile.
122: North America.
123: South America.
124: Europe.
125: Africa.
126: Asia.
127: Oceania.
Glossary.
Index.
Acknowledgments.