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Voyages of Discovery is a mesmerizing visual survey of the most significant discoveries in the history of natural science exploration. Superb artwork and photographs spanning three centuries document landmark advances made in the field and bring to life the fascinating stories of the explorers, naturalists, artists and photographers
A career-spanning book of stories and essays on nature, religion, and society by the great California writer.
A scientific journalist explains to lay readers how archaeologists, paleontologists, and geologists establish the time periods of past events and objects, in a step-by-step account that demystifies investigative dating processes, from written records and carbon dating to DNA sequencing and constellation charting, of such artifacts and periods as the pyramids, the Shroud of Turin, and the Ice Age.
An up-to-date, visual analysis of the dramatic changes occurring in the natural world today draws on cutting-edge technologies in satellite imaging to document natural disasters, environmental shifts, and the impact of human development.
Hundreds of entries on concepts, theories and hypotheses, places and events, contributing scientists, technology and instruments, and other subjects provide a broad scope of hydrology, structural geology, petrology, isotope geology, geochemistry, geomorphology, and oceanography.
Derived from the content of the respected McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, each title provides thousands of definitions of words and phrases encountered in a specific discipline. All include: * Pronunciation guide for every term * Acronyms, cross-references, and abbreviations * Appendices with conversion tables; listings of scientific, technical, and mathematical notation; tables of relevant data; and more * A convenient, quick-find format
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