Dynamic Earth, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 161530276X
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302765
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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The majesty of the natural world is often tempered by reminders of Earth's incredible power to destroy. The natural disasters that sometimes devastate entire countries are sobering reminders of impermanence and reveal that our planet, like everything else, is in constant flux. This series explores some of the natural occurrences integral to Earth's functioning but, in extreme cases, destructive to human life. Along with the science behind each phenomenon, readers learn about major examples and cases that bring home the effects of nature's awesome power.

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Dynamic Earth: Glaciers, Sea Ice, and Ice Formation  (ISBN-10: 1615301895 | ISBN-13: 9781615301898)

Glaciers and sea ice are vital to sustaining aquatic ecosystems and regulating ocean water temperature. Permafrost, a type of ground ice, dramatically affects the infrastructure and agricultural output of several communities around the world. The development of these varying formations and the interplay between them and the environment are thoughtfully considered in this fascinating volume.

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Dynamic Earth: Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes  (ISBN-10: 1615301879 | ISBN-13: 9781615301874)

The devastation wrought by earthquakes and volcanoes often obscures the fact that these destructive forces are also some of the most creative on the planet birthing mountains and other land forms. With detailed diagrams outlining the structure of continental and oceanic crust and the distribution of major plate motion, this book introduces readers to the range of activity that can shape or decimate an entire region. Descriptions of famous earthquakes and volcanoes help contextualize the staggering power of the Earth's motion.

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Dynamic Earth: Storms, Violent Winds, and Earth's Atmosphere  (ISBN-10: 1615301887 | ISBN-13: 9781615301881)

Whether ruining a commute or devastating entire countries, inclement weather has the power to capture attention and headlines. This book examines the science that gives us a greater understanding of the patterns that produce hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones, and a host of related conditions. It also discusses another persistent issue of inclement weather, which is how to better predict climatic extremes.

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