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This four-volume set offers an summary of earth technological know-how from the earliest observations of old peoples to discoveries of modern day scientists. Earth technological know-how comprises astronomy, geology, meteorology, and oceanography. the 1st quantity, phrases and phrases, defines vital phrases in those sciences. The contributions made via such scientists as Galileo, Sir Edmund Hailey, and Florence Bascom are defined within the moment quantity vital humans, which highlights contributions made via ladies and minority teams to a historically male occupation. advancements and Discoveries, the 3rd quantity, strains the background and improvement of this technology, and the fourth, arguable matters, provides the main hotly debated themes this present day, reminiscent of house exploration and worldwide warming.

Volume 1: phrases and Terms

Volume 2: very important People

Volume three: advancements and Discoveries

Volume four: controversial Issues

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No I was born and raised in Las Vegas, unlike most of the people who live here. Did you know that Las Vegas is nine times bigger now than it was in 1960? Nine times! Most of those new people weren’t born here—they moved here because the weather here is a lot better than wherever they came from. There are a lot of jobs, too. I am sure some of the people come because of the jobs. That is a huge problem, and it’s getting bigger. The water level in Lake Mead is the lowest that it has been in more than thirty years.

Since they can’t be renewed, scientists, government leaders, and average citizens need to be aware of how many years’ worth of fossil fuels are left to be mined. The United States’s economy and way of life—and those of other countries around the world—largely depend on the availability of fossil fuels. Despite the cost of getting them out of the ground, fossil fuels produce the most energy for the least amount of money. There has therefore been little motivation to exploit other types of energy.

Will it be worth polluting the oceans and special places like the ANWR just to get more oil to burn in our automobiles—which use way too much fuel anyway? What kind of people would we be if we decided not to spoil our beaches but were willing to help other countries—which may need the money that oil would bring—to spoil theirs? The way that things are going, my children will find themselves out of fossil fuels during their lifetime. I hope the world has discovered a new, inexpensive source of fuel by then.

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