An in-depth look at the most important and widely discussed issues relating to Earth science—organized so libraries can select only the areas they want. Earth Science, comprising 487 lengthy essays on basic topics in geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, environmental science, paleontology and planetary science, is designed to provide an introduction to our latest understanding of the Earth’s physical features and dynamic processes, as well as those of the solar system in which it resides. Plus, it has the added bonus of being organized into four separate subsets, which allows libraries to select only the content they want. All of the essays begin with ready-reference top matter, including a summary statement which 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 into 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. The set also includes more than 300 illustrations—tables, charts, drawings, and photographs—that display basic principles, phenomena and geological features of our world and the solar system. This multi-volume set is also available in 4 different Subsets. Each subset contains 2 volumes and focused on a specific aspect of Earth Science. • 8 Volumes; 2,600 Pages • 300+ Photos/Illustrations • Category Index • 4 Subsets of 2 Volumes Each • Bibliography • Subject Index • 487 Essays • List of Electronic Resources AT A GLANCE 8 Volume Set | May 2012/October 2012 | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-989-8 (entire set) | Library Price: $895 Earth Science Edited by Joe Spradley, David Kenneth Elliott, Steven I. Dutch and Dr. Margaret Boorstein Physics & Chemistry of the Earth May 2012 2 volumes; 660 pages Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-973-7 Library Price: $295 Earth’s Surface & History May 2012 2 volumes; 807 pages Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-977-5 Library Price: $295 Earth Materials & Resources October 2012 2 volumes; 705 pages Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-981-2 Library Price: $295 Earth’s Weather, Water & Atmosphere October 2012 2 volumes; 775 pages Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-985-0 Library Price: $295 Available as a full 8-volume set, or as individual subsets FREE Online Access FREE The 8-volume set and all subsets include free online access EARTH SCIENCE Science “A unique reference tool with thorough topical coverage that meets the needs of users at the advanced high-school and college levels. It would also be a useful acquisition for larger public libraries.” –Booklist “Recommended for high school, public, and college libraries.” –Reference & User Services Quarterly eBooks are also available - visit www.salempress.com for more information BEST SELLER! (800) 221-1592 www.salempress.com GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! EARTH SCIENCE SCIENCE 110