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Atmosphere

  • Livre Relié
  • 242 Nombre de pages
Presents a history of atmospheric studies, discussing such topics as the study of air, water, and gases throughout the ages, the c... Lire la suite
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Description

Presents a history of atmospheric studies, discussing such topics as the study of air, water, and gases throughout the ages, the classification of climates, the development of weather maps and forecasting, and the discovery and theory of the ice ages.

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People have been at the mercy of weather since they first learned to cultivate plants and raise domesticated animals. A single hailstorm can destroy a crop. Alternatively, enough rain at the right time mixed with sun will ripen plants and create an abundant harvest. Because it is a matter of life and death, people have tried to understand weather patterns throughout history. Interesting theories of weather phenomena have since evolved from the notion that supernatural beings were attributed to atmospheric conditions and could bring suffering and death. The scientific study of the atmosphere was born more than 2,000 years ago in Greece, as philosophers realized that weather patterns had more to do with natural processes than with the intervention of gods.



Contenu

What Is Air?; Measuring the Air; Water in the Air; How Gases Behave; How Air Moves; Reaching the Sky; Over Continents and Oceans; Classifying Climates; Weather Reports, Maps, and Forecasts; Changing Climates.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Atmosphere
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Code EAN: 9780816060986
ISBN: 978-0-8160-6098-6
Format: Livre Relié
Age recommandé: 14 à 16 ans
Editeur: Facts On File Inc
Genre: Sciences de la terre
nombre de pages: 242
Poids: 920g
Taille: H195mm x B242mm x T24mm
Année: 2009