Seymour Simon s Extreme Earth Records

Author: Seymour Simon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452118574
Format: PDF, Docs
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Imagine exploring the most extreme parts of our amazing planet—trekking though the driest desert, climbing the snowiest mountaintops, and diving to the deepest regions of the ocean floor. Seymour Simon, the dean of children's science nonfiction, investigates Earth's biggest, smallest, deepest, and coldest environments, animals, plants, and most severe weather. These mind-bending facts and photographs invite readers on an exciting, and sometimes unbelievable, scientific expedition of Earth's most amazing records!

Seymour Simon s Extreme Oceans

Author: Seymour Simon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452108331
Format: PDF
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The creator of Seymour Simon's Extreme Earth Records presents a sumptuously photographed investigation into superlative ocean environments, animals, plants and weather, from the tallest waves and the darkest depths to the largest and most dangerous sea creatures.

Earth

Author: Seymour Simon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780153143274
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A basic introduction to the solar system and Earth's place in it, seasons, and Earth's topography. Contains photographs taken from space.

Unusual Creatures

Author: Michael Hearst
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452104670
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Introduces some of the world's most unusual creatures, including an animal that can be found at the top of Mount Everest, under the sea, and in everyday yards; a creature with cube-shaped scat; and an animal that disguises itself as a crab.

Extreme Earth

Author: Michael Martin
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9781419717918
Format: PDF, ePub
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Extreme Earth represents an extraordinary achievement in exploration and photography. One of the world's leading documentary photographers, Michael Martin has devoted many years to this vast project, which surveys the four climate zones where extremes of temperature and drought prevail: the Arctic, the deserts of the Northern Hemisphere, the deserts of the Southern Hemisphere, and the Antarctic. He has ridden his motorbike across the Sahara, the Namib, and the Atacama deserts; traversed the ice of Greenland and Spitsbergen by dog sledge; flown by helicopter to the South Pole and the pristine expanses of Antarctica; and reached the North Pole on skis. His high standards of exploration and reporting are reflected not only in his photography, but also in the book's scientifically exact maps and its texts written by experts in a wide variety of fields.

Animals Nobody Loves

Author: Seymour Simon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452109028
Format: PDF
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In 26 giant photographs—of a roaring grizzly, a piranhas razor-sharp teeth, a rattlesnakes poisonous fangs—Seymour Simon reveals the truth about natures most misunderstood animals and lets the reader decide what to really think about natures grossest, fiercest, and most fascinating survivors.

Oceans

Author: Seymour Simon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439598825
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Exceptional nonfiction for children from two of the most trusted names in science education: Seymour Simon and the Smithsonian Institution.

Sea Level Rise for the Coasts of California Oregon and Washington

Author: Committee on Sea Level Rise in California, Oregon, and Washington
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309255945
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Tide gauges show that global sea level has risen about 7 inches during the 20th century, and recent satellite data show that the rate of sea-level rise is accelerating. As Earth warms, sea levels are rising mainly because ocean water expands as it warms; and water from melting glaciers and ice sheets is flowing into the ocean. Sea-level rise poses enormous risks to the valuable infrastructure, development, and wetlands that line much of the 1,600 mile shoreline of California, Oregon, and Washington. As those states seek to incorporate projections of sea-level rise into coastal planning, they asked the National Research Council to make independent projections of sea-level rise along their coasts for the years 2030, 2050, and 2100, taking into account regional factors that affect sea level. Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present, and Future explains that sea level along the U.S. west coast is affected by a number of factors. These include: climate patterns such as the El Niño, effects from the melting of modern and ancient ice sheets, and geologic processes, such as plate tectonics. Regional projections for California, Oregon, and Washington show a sharp distinction at Cape Mendocino in northern California. South of that point, sea-level rise is expected to be very close to global projections. However, projections are lower north of Cape Mendocino because the land is being pushed upward as the ocean plate moves under the continental plate along the Cascadia Subduction Zone. However, an earthquake magnitude 8 or larger, which occurs in the region every few hundred to 1,000 years, would cause the land to drop and sea level to suddenly rise.