The Visual Dictionary of Universe & Earth

Universe & Earth

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The Visual Dictionary of Universe & Earth
  • Éditeur québécois

The Visual Dictionary of Universe and Earth takes the reader into a fascinating journey through cosmos to discover celestial bodies, astronomical observation equipment and astronautics, and then provides a complete view of our planet through geography, geology, meteorology and environment.

Convenient and affordable, this book is the perfect tool to improve your knowledge of our world!

Table des matières

Table des matières
The Visual Dictionary of Universe & Earth 1
Introduction 5
Contents 7
Celestial bodies / solar system 9
planets and satellites 11
Sun 13
Moon 15
comet 17
meteorite / star 19
galaxy 21
Astronomical observation / radio telescope 23
reflecting telescope 25
refracting telescope 26
planetarium 27
celestial coordinate system 28
astronomical observatory 29
Hubble space telescope 31
Astronautics / space probe 33
spacesuit 39
international space station 41
space shuttle 43
space launcher 46
Geography / configuration of the continents 49
cartography 65
remote sensing 77
Geology / section of the Earth’s crust 83
structure of the Earth 85
volcano 86
tectonic plates 89
earthquake 91
mountain 93
glacier 95
cave 97
watercourse 99
lakes 101
landslides 102
wave 103
ocean floor 105
ocean trenches and ridges 107
common coastal features 109
desert 112
Meteorology / profile of the Earth’s atmosphere 115
seasons of the year 116
meteorological forecast 117
weather map 119
station model 121
international weather symbols 122
meteorological station 127
meteorological measuring instruments 129
weather satellites 135
climates of the world 139
clouds 141
tropical cyclone 143
tornado and waterspout 145
precipitations 146
Environment / vegetation and biosphere 151
food chain 152
hydrologic cycle 153
greenhouse effect 155
air pollution 159
land pollution 161
water pollution 163
acid rain 165
selective sorting of waste 167
Index 170