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The Mesozoic Era

Age of Dinosaurs
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Dinosaurs have captured the imagitions of children and adults alike since the first fossil discoveries mapped them onto our general body of knowledge. This book journeys to an era long before humans,…
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Geochronology, Dating, and Precambrian Time

The Beginning of the World as We Know It
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Though it encompasses the majority of the Earth’s history, much about Precambrian time still remains unknown to us. With its climate extremes and unstable surfaces, Precambrian Earth hardly…
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Oceans and Oceanography

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Constituting more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface, the world’s oceans are so vast as to remain something of an enigma to this day.
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Climate and Climate Change

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As a fixture in recent headlines, the Earth’s climate has commanded much attention.
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Storms, Violent Winds, and Earth's Atmosphere

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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…
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Glaciers, Sea Ice, and Ice Formation

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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…
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New Thinking About Evolution

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Notwithstanding its detractors, evolutiory science has anticipated modern genetic research and continued to illumite mysteries about our past and our connectedness to the species around us. Detailing…
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Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes

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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.…
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Lakes and Wetlands

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Lakes and wetlands are significant ecosystems that nourish, sustain, and house many of the planet
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Carnivores

Meat-Eating Mammals
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Sharp-toothed and quick-footed, carnivorous mammals are primed for the hunt. Far from ruthless, however, carnivores—hunters by ture and necessity—are integral to maintaining ecological…
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Grazers

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While they come in all shapes, textures, and sizes, animals that subsist on the Earth’s tural vegetation share many common elements as well. Occupying a unique place in the food chain, grazers…
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Meat Eaters

Raptors, Sharks, and Crocodiles
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Primeval jungles, mountain ranges, and the cover of deep forests are not the only domains of meat-eating creatures. Carnivores also can be found stalking prey from the air, in ocean depths, and marshy…
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Primates

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From lemurs to apes to human beings, primates are unique among mammals—for example, our brains are large compared to our size. Our complex interactions, intricate social structures, and extensive…
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