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Earth Science is an eight-volume series that is available either in two-volume sets or as a single purchase. Buying the entire eight volumes entitles you to a significant reduction in the cost of each individual set. The total list price of the full series is reduced by $285.
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Editors: Joe Spradley, David Kenneth Elliott,
Steven I. Dutch and Dr. Margaret Boorstein
October 2012 · 2 vol.
650 pages · 8" x 10"
Earth Materials & Resources
Two volumes from Salem's series, Earth Science, Earth Materials & Resources is an encyclopedic review of the material world in which we live and the uses to which those materials can be put. And the full content of the set is available online, free.
Everything from gold to hazardous waste is described and put in the context of humans' life on earth. Water, soil, minerals, radioactive substances, oil and gas, and an array of substances present on earth and mined from it are described in depth. In every case, the science behind the use of the resource is examined in full.
Designed to meet the needs of students in Earth science at the high school and undergraduate levels, these two volumes represent a focused, revised and heavily updated edition from Salem Press's five-volume Earth Science of 2001. Now more than ten years later, the updated editions (available as an eight-volume series or individually in two-volume sets) will provide students with clearly explained information on the most important and widely discussed issues relating to Earth science.
SCOPE AND COVERAGE
Earth Science: Earth Materials & Resources, comprising over 125 lengthy essays on basic topics, is designed to provide an introduction to our latest understanding of the Earth.
ORGANIZATION AND FORMAT
All of the essays begin with ready-reference top matter, including a summary statement in which the contributing author explains why the topic is important to the study of the Earth. A listing of principal terms and their definitions helps to orient the reader to the essay. The text itself is broken by informative subheadings that guide the readers to areas of particular interest. An annotated and updated bibliography close each essay referring the reader to external sources for further study that are of use to both students and non specialists. Finally, a host of cross-references directs the reader to other essays that offer information on related topics.
At the end of every volume, several appendices are designed to assist in the retrieval of information. As mentioned above, the alphabetical list of contents lists all essays alphabetically by title, followed by page numbers. The categorized list of contents, more detailed than the general table of contents breaks the essays into useful categories to offer readers access to related essays. The set also includes more than 1,000 illustrations—tables, charts, drawings, and photographs—that display basic principles, phenomena and geological features of our world and the solar system.
THE ONLINE DATABASE
For the first time, Earth Science will be available online through Salem's online platform, Salem Science. A single purchase of the printed set is all it takes to gain access to the entire eight volumes of Earth Science online. The subsets are also available online, free.
Unlimited users at your library
Full access from home or dorm room
Immediate access via online registration
A simple, intuitive interface
User profile areas for students and patrons
Sophisticated search functions
Complete content, including appendixes
Libraries and schools will find an Activation Number in the first volume of their printed Earth Science. With this number it’s easy to log onto Salem Science, register and get your library connected to this resource. The whole process takes only minutes, and our Customer Service department is ready to help every step of the way.
Searching Salem Science can be as simple and direct or detailed and precise as users wish. Search results appear in a variety of user-defined ways, sorted and organized to help users find what they need, quickly. Traditional finding aids, such as indexes, also are available, and hyperlinked cross-references abound.
Personalized Profiles for Every Patron and Student
Every individual user can establish a simple personalized profile to save important information such as articles, searches or citations. These personalized areas are free and unlimited.
Every library with Salem Science provides an unlimited number of users access to the content. There are no restrictions on how many people can use the database. There are some restrictions on how many buildings are allowed access if your system includes more than seven buildings. For details, please give us a call.
Patron & Student Access
With a library card number (or some other identifying key) students and patrons can access all the functionality of Salem Science from home. It’s easy for your library to set up and terrific for your users.
The pricing, distribution and effective costs of this resource are remarkable. Smaller libraries and high schools will be able to provide extensive online science reference at a very low cost. Larger institutions, especially multiple-branch libraries, will find that a single set of the printed Earth Science will activate online access at every library branch or school in your system. (Systems with more than seven library buildings may require more than one printed set to allow universal access across their entire system.) For systems with seven or fewer buildings, one set of Earth Science is available throughout your institution via Salem Science.
For more information about activating Salem Science and adding reference sets to your online access, click Activating Salem Science.
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