Exploring Planet Earth

Author: John Tiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890511787

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Discusses how scientists and explorers throughout history uncovered various facts about the size, composition, geography, and place in space of the planet Earth.

Exploring Planet Earth and the Moon

Author: Nancy Dickmann

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499436254

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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We are so used to Earth and its wonders that sometimes it is hard to remember that it is just one of the millions of planets scattered throughout the universe. In this heavily illustrated volume, students will learn all about our home planet and its moon. Packed with facts about the planet's properties, students will learn how Earth and the moon work together, what we have learned about the moon from years of space exploration, and the moon's influence on weather and ocean tides. One day they might even live in a colony on the moon!

Science Fair Projects About Planet Earth

Author: Robert Gardner

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766082199

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Hands-on experiments are a great way to engage young scientists. Instead of simply reading facts, they will experience the science that is happening in front of their eyes! The simple experiments in this book, illustrated in color, will unlock the secrets of planet Earth, including why Earth has layers, how continents move, and how we know Earth is round. By the time young readers are finished with the activities in this book, they will be ready to design some of their own to enter in their next science fair.

The Earth as a Distant Planet

A Rosetta Stone for the Search of Earth-Like Worlds

Author: M. Vázquez,E. Pallé,P. Montañés Rodríguez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441916846

Category: Science

Page: 422

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In The Earth as a Distant Planet, the authors become external observers of our solar system from a distance and try to determine how one can understand how Earth, the third in distance to the central star, is essentially unique and capable of sustaining life. The knowledge gained from this original perspective is then applied to the search for other planets outside the solar system, or exoplanets. Since the discovery in 1992 of the first exoplanet, the number of planet detections has increased exponentially and ambitious missions are already being planned for the future. The exploration of Earth and the rest of the rocky planets are Rosetta stones in classifying and understanding the multiplicity of planetary systems that exist in our galaxy. In time, statistics on the formation and evolution of exoplanets will be available and will provide vital information for solving some of the unanswered questions about the formation, as well as evolution of our own world and solar system. Special attention is paid to the biosignatures (signs of life) detectable in the Earth's reflected spectra and the search for life in the universe. The authors are experts on the subject of extrasolar planets. They provide an introductory but also very much up-to-date text, making this book suitable for researchers and for advanced students in astronomy and astrophysics.

Mathematical Models and Methods for Planet Earth

Author: Alessandra Celletti,Ugo Locatelli,Tommaso Ruggeri,Elisabetta Strickland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319026577

Category: Science

Page: 174

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In 2013 several scientific activities have been devoted to mathematical researches for the study of planet Earth. The current volume presents a selection of the highly topical issues presented at the workshop “Mathematical Models and Methods for Planet Earth”, held in Roma (Italy), in May 2013. The fields of interest span from impacts of dangerous asteroids to the safeguard from space debris, from climatic changes to monitoring geological events, from the study of tumor growth to sociological problems. In all these fields the mathematical studies play a relevant role as a tool for the analysis of specific topics and as an ingredient of multidisciplinary problems. To investigate these problems we will see many different mathematical tools at work: just to mention some, stochastic processes, PDE, normal forms, chaos theory.