Painless Earth Science

Painless Earth Science

by Edward J. Denecke Jr.


$11.95 $11.99 Save 0% Current price is $11.95, Original price is $11.99. You Save 0%.
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, September 25


Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. Perfect for supporting state standards, these books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing—or in many cases, just plain boring, and may need a little extra help.

Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. This title describes the exciting revolution in our understanding of Earth's processes and changes, focusing on movement of tectonic plates, earthquakes, volcanoes, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764146015
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Series: Barron's Painless Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 232,662
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents


  • Chapter One: Earth's Structure

    Earth's Spheres

    Earth Models

    Mapping Earth's Surface

    Field Maps

  • Chapter Two: The Atmosphere

    Composition of the Atmosphere

    Energy in the Atmosphere

    Energy Transfer in the Atmosphere

    Circulation in the Atmosphere

  • Chapter Three: Weather and Climate

    Weather Variables

    Weather Patterns

    Weather Forecasting


  • Chapter Four: The Hydrosphere

    How the Hydrosphere Formed

    The Ocean

    Fresh Water

    The Water Cycle

  • Chapter Five: The Lithosphere



    Rock Identification

    Identifying Sedimentary Rocks

    Identifying Metamorphic Rocks

    The Rock Cycle

  • Chapter Six: Weathering

    Physical Weathering

    Chemical Weathering

    Factors That Affect Weathering

    Products of Weathering

  • Chapter Seven: Erosion and Deposition

    Agents of Erosion


  • Chapter Eight: Earthquakes

    and Volcanoes


    Measuring Earthquakes


  • Chapter Nine: Plate Tectonics

    The Building Blocks of Plate Tectonics

    Plate Tectonics

  • Chapter Ten: Earth's History

    Geologic Time

    Determining Relative Age

    Determining Absolute Age

    Fossils: Keys to the Past

    The Geologic Time Scale

  • Chapter Eleven: Earth in Space

    Models of the Universe

    Our Current Model of the Universe

    The Solar System

    The Earth-Moon-Sun System

    Effects of Earth's Motions

    Motions of the Moon and Their Effects

  • Index

  • Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    See All Customer Reviews