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Layers of the Earth
  • Authored by: Krista West
  • From the Series: The Restless Earth
  • Trim Size: 7 X 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791097064
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9706-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 02/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 551
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 104

Summary

The Earth is made of several layers, each with its own unique characteristics and processes that make it a vital part of the planet. The solid inner core, for example, is the farthest layer from the planet’s surface, yet it provides much of the heat needed to fuel dramatic surface phenomena such as volcanoes and earthquakes. Likewise, the outer core generates a magnetic field that protects the planet from harmful particles in space. In Layers of the Earth, learn how scientists use modern tools like seismology, geodesy, computer modeling, and global positioning systems to study the workings of the inner Earth.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Krista West has written about Earth science for adults and children for nearly 10 years. She earned an M.A. in Earth science and an M.S. in journalism, both from Columbia University.

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