James F. Luhr
DK Pub., 2003 - Nature - 520 pages
In the best-selling tradition of Smithsonian Animal, this extraordinary survey of our planet provides unrivaled insight into the forces and processes that formed our environment and which continue to influence its evolution. With thousands of breathtaking photographs and unique visual catalogues of the features and phenomena that take place on Earth--such as rocks, minerals, and mountains to tropical rainforests and the different types of clouds--Earth contains the most up-to-date ideas on how our world works, a compelling review on the health of the planet, and unbelievable images of the world's most stunning features.
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This lower zone of the glacier, where there is a net loss of ice over the year, is
called the ablation area. The section between the STAGES OF FORMATION
accumulation and ablation areas, where ice gains As glacial ice is formed, there
is a ...
When compacted ice trapped above the tree line on some high mountains Where
' '. in soil develops convex surfaces g - is exposed, it may be (left), it is called an
ice lens. weathered into angled PERMAFROST ZONES £ called blockfields.
BATHYAL ZONE 660-6,500 ft (200-2,000 m) a luminescen CONTINENTAL
MARGIN This is a typical continental margin profile. Each part (shelf, slope, and
rise) Average distance offshore SUBMARINE CANYONS At many locations on
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