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  • Science
    Deserts, arid lands, are one of the most extensive environments on the planet, comprising up to 40% of the terrestrial surface. They are mainly found around the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn....

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  • Science
    The fact that we have an atmosphere at all is largely the reason why we have climate and weather; the atmosphere provides a sort of buffer that insulates the surface of the Earth from solar energy,...

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  • Earth Science
    Magma is a mixture of rocks, metals, ores, salts, crystals and other solid materials that are molten beneath the earth’s crust. When magma is extruded out of the earth's surface, it becomes lava...

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  • Geology
    Sial refers to the earth’s crusts upper layer, it is made up of rocks abundant in silicate and aluminium based minerals. The word Sial itself is an amalgam of the first two letters of aluminium...

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  • Science
    The oceans cover the majority of the planet's surface. Water has a very high heat capacity, meaning that it can retain absorbed heat well without it quickly dissipating into the atmosphere. As a...

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  • Science
    You need to make a scrapbook for your Earth science class. I am assuming that you have the leeway to choose whatever topics in Earth science you want. A good place to start is to make a diagram...

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  • Science
    Science has two main components the natural sciences (which deal with the study of natural phenomena) and the social sciences (which concern human behavior and societal relations). Within these two...

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  • Earth Science
    The continental shelf is the portion of the seafloor that extends from the shoreline to the deep ocean. In this area the ocean waters are relatively shallow, and the depth increases only...

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  • Earth Science
    During the early time in the world, measuring large objects seem to be very hard; similar to the circumference of the earth which requires series of measurement to get it. However, Eratosthenes...

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  • Earth Science
    Continental drift, as a theory to explain changes in the positions of land masses on Earth, was proposed as a theory by Alfred Wegener in the early 1900's. He theorized that the continents had, and...

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  • Earth Science
    A dam can cause an earthquake because large amounts of water are stored behind a dam. There may also be a large building at the site. This can cause pressure along a fault to make it move,...

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  • Earth Science
    Common glass is made from Silica Sand, Lime Stone and Soda Ash. It erodes when blasted with sand and this property is used to produce blind glass and to mark glass with figures etc. Sand blasting...

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  • Earth Science
    Mass wasting is a geomorphic process. It refers to the movement of soil and rock that lie on a slope due to the pull of gravity. Mass wasting can occur slowly over several hundred years or if the...

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  • Earth Science
    There have been many ice ages during the course of the Earth's history, and research suggests that they wax and wane contingent upon the orientation of the Earth to the Sun. One of the factors...

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  • Earth Science
    Natural resources can be conserved through various methods. Use of alternative resources can conserve a given resource, but is done at the cost of the alternatives. Finding different ways of...

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  • Earth Science
    The Great Lakes (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior) comprise the largest unfrozen freshwater system on Earth, and have a surface area greater than the United Kingdom. The surface area...

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  • Earth Science
    The atmosphere is partially made up of water vapor molecules which can move rapidly or slowly, depending on the amount of heat present. The determination of the amount of heat in the system is, in...

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  • Earth Science
    The article is fairly persuasive in its idea that warming of the Earth's waters could hold profound impacts on fish and other marine organisms. The global interdependence of any change in an...

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  • Earth Science
    Rice is one of the most important staple foods in world, ranking second only to corn as the top-produced grain. It is the most important single food for much of the world's population, particularly...

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  • Earth Science
    To measure the Earth's magnetic field, special instruments must be used. There are two types of such instruments. First, there are mechanical instruments like the compass. The compass can tell us...

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  • Earth Science
    Fossils are formed when the body of a living organism that has died is covered and protected from decay by microorganisms and attacks by predators. Usually fossils are formed when a layer of...

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