Earth Science Demystified

3.25 avg rating
( 8 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780071434997: Earth Science Demystified

Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theories that would put Einstein to sleep -- now there's an easier way to master the disciplines you really need to know.

McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner, and is perfect for users without formal training or unlimited time. They're also the most time-efficient, interestingly written "brush-ups" you can find.

Organized as self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and even final exams. You'll be able to learn more in less time, evaluate your areas of strength and weakness and reinforce your knowledge and confidence.

Earth Science has never been easier to understand. Coverage includes: rocks and minerals, strata, fossils, volcanos, earthquakes, glaciers, wind and erosion, oceans, type of rock, atmosphere, carbon and calcium, the hydrologic cycle, and more.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

THE ROAD LESS ROCKY TO EARTH SCIENCE MASTERY

Now anyone with an interest in earth science can master it -- without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Earth Science Demystified, scientist and writer Linda Williams provides an effective, anxiety-soothing, and painless way to learn or review earth science fundamentals. With Earth Science Demystified, you master the subject one step at a time—at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers quizzes at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the knowledge gained from reading the entire book.

Here's everything you need to:
* Understand the geological history of the Earth
* Recognize different types of rock and learn how they were formed
* Find out how geologists date the Earth and fossils
* Learn what causes earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, tornadoes, and hurricanes
* Discover how hot spots, deep ocean ridges, and plate tectonics shape the oceans and land masses
* Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!

Simple enough for beginners but substantial enough for advanced students, Earth Science Demystified is your direct route to learning or brushing up on this fascinating subject.

About the Author:

Linda Williams is a writer in the fields of science and medicine. She has worked as a technical writer and chief scientist at NASA and McDonnell Douglas, and currently works at Rice University. She has served as a science speaker for a number of years. Ms. Williams is the author of the popular Chemistry Demystified, another volume in this series.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Williams, Linda
Published by McGraw-Hill Professional (2004)
ISBN 10: 0071434992 ISBN 13: 9780071434997
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 2004. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: THE ROAD LESS ROCKY TO EARTH SCIENCE MASTERYNow anyone with an interest in earth science can master it -- without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Earth Science Demystified, scientist and writer Linda Williams provides an effective, anxiety-soothing, and painless way to learn or review earth science fundamentals. With "Earth Science Demystified, you master the subject one step at a time--at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers quizzes at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the knowledge gained from reading the entire book. Here's everything you need to: * Understand the geological history of the Earth * Recognize different types of rock and learn how they were formed * Find out how geologists date the Earth and fossils * Learn what causes earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, tornadoes, and hurricanes * Discover how hot spots, deep ocean ridges, and plate tectonics shape the oceans and land masses * Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself! Simple enough for beginners but substantial enough for advanced students, "Earth Science Demystified is your direct route to learning or brushing up on this fascinating subject. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0071434992

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Williams, Linda
Published by McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0071434992 ISBN 13: 9780071434997
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 230 x 186 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Earth Science has never been easier to understand. This title includes coverage on: rocks and minerals, strata, fossils, volcano s, earthquakes, glaciers, wind and erosion, oceans, type of rock, atmosphere, carbon and calcium, the hydrologic cycle, and more. Bookseller Inventory # AA39780071434997

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Williams, Linda
Published by McGraw-Hill Professional (2004)
ISBN 10: 0071434992 ISBN 13: 9780071434997
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0071434992

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Williams, Linda
Published by McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0071434992 ISBN 13: 9780071434997
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 230 x 186 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Earth Science has never been easier to understand. This title includes coverage on: rocks and minerals, strata, fossils, volcano s, earthquakes, glaciers, wind and erosion, oceans, type of rock, atmosphere, carbon and calcium, the hydrologic cycle, and more. Bookseller Inventory # AA39780071434997

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Williams, Linda
ISBN 10: 0071434992 ISBN 13: 9780071434997
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AMAZINGBOOKDEALS
(IRVING, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0071434992BNA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Williams, Linda
Published by McGraw-Hill Professional (2004)
ISBN 10: 0071434992 ISBN 13: 9780071434997
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0071434992

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Williams, Linda
Published by McGraw-Hill Education (2004)
ISBN 10: 0071434992 ISBN 13: 9780071434997
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Education, 2004. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CM-9780071434997

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Williams, Linda
ISBN 10: 0071434992 ISBN 13: 9780071434997
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. 186mm x 26mm x 233mm. Paperback. Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theories that would put Einstein to sleep ? now there's an easier way to master the disciplines you really need.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 390 pages. 0.680. Bookseller Inventory # 9780071434997

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Williams, Linda
Published by McGraw-Hill (2004)
ISBN 10: 0071434992 ISBN 13: 9780071434997
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 390 pages. 8.75x7.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0071434992

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.51
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Williams, Linda
ISBN 10: 0071434992 ISBN 13: 9780071434997
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800714349971.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book