Earth: Spanish Language Astronomy Materials Education Center

Book Cover: La Tierra Book Cover: La Tierra

Title: Earth

Author: Alejandro Estallo

Publisher: Molino

Collection: Miniguía

Year: 1999 (first reprint)

ISBN: 968-7668-61-X

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This 160-page pocket-sized mini-guide contains a detailed description of the earth.

Earth

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This 160-page pocket-sized mini-guide contains a detailed description of the earth. The subjects covered are the planet earth (formation, place in space, magnetic field, atmosphere, maps), plates and continents (terrestrial surface, continental drift, the interior of the earth), volcanoes (types and volcanic landscapes), earthquakes (measures and earthquake damage), climatology and erosion (landscapes and soils, erosion in humid and arid climates), rocks and minerals (igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary, fossils, ages of Earth, minerals, gems), natural resources (mines, fossil fuels and other sources of energy), mountains, valleys, and caverns, glaciation (icebergs, avalanches, glaciers of the world), oceans, islands, and coasts (waves, tides, oceanic bottom), rivers and lakes (characteristics and utilization of water), climate and weather, and the future of the earth (ecology, habitat destruction, conservation).

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