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This book provides detailed diagrams outlining the structure of continental and oceanic crust and the distribution of major plate motion to introduce readers to the range of activity that can shape or decimate an entire region.... More 
Presents information on the life cycle, cellular structure, diversity, cultivation, production, and species of fungi, algea, and plants, using illustrations and photographs. More 
Covers interesting features about Earth, examining extremes around the globe such as hot and cold spots, as well as the strange and remote places that a diverse planet offers. More 
Examines the work of oceanographers and the variety of creatures found within the world's oceans, along with the impact of human activity is having on these vast resources. More 
A look at scientists' changing perspectives on the solar system and the new definition of the term 'planet' as it affects the status of Pluto, the eight chief planets, and dwarf planets. Includes photos and drawings of... More 
Explores the root causes of pollution, as well as the local and global responses and constantly emerging technologies that allow governments and ordinary citizens to cope with an increasingly toxic environment and landscape. More 
Explores all aspects of this rapidly evolving field by introducing the science of genetics as well as detailing the controversies and implications for future studies. More 
Detailing the evolutionary process and speciation as well as the continuing debates about evolution's inherent validity, this engrossing volume considers all aspects of this exciting field of study. More 
Examines the various types of minerals and their structures and classifications, as well as the physical and chemical attributes that separate one mineral from another. More 
Introduces readers to the development of medicine over the centuries and to the individuals who have dedicated their lives to safeguarding the welfare of people around the world. More 


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