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This four-volume set offers an outline of earth technological know-how from the earliest observations of historical peoples to discoveries of modern day scientists. Earth technology comprises astronomy, geology, meteorology, and oceanography. the 1st quantity, phrases and phrases, defines very important phrases in those sciences. The contributions made by way of such scientists as Galileo, Sir Edmund Hailey, and Florence Bascom are defined within the moment quantity very important humans, which highlights contributions made via ladies and minority teams to a historically male career. advancements and Discoveries, the 3rd quantity, lines the background and improvement of this technology, and the fourth, controversial concerns, provides the main hotly debated subject matters this day, corresponding to area exploration and worldwide warming.

Volume 1: phrases and Terms

Volume 2: very important People

Volume three: advancements and Discoveries

Volume four: arguable Issues

Grades 6-8

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The water problem will work itself out—it always has. Should Desert Cities That Lack Water Be Allowed to Expand? No I was born and raised in Las Vegas, unlike most of the people who live here. Did you know that Las Vegas is nine times bigger now than it was in 1960? Nine times! Most of those new people weren’t born here—they moved here because the weather here is a lot better than wherever they came from. There are a lot of jobs, too. I am sure some of the people come because of the jobs. That is a huge problem, and it’s getting bigger.

43 44 Does Enough Fossil Fuel Exist to Meet Future Needs? Yes I am a petroleum geologist. I have spent my life exploring for oil and natural gas. Some people think that our supplies of fossil fuels are going to run out in the twenty-first century. I can accept that the easy-to-find oil and natural gas may run out in the next fifty years—although I really think that they will last at least until the end of this century—but there is still more to find out there. What these people never discuss is the huge amount of shale oil deposits that exist in the United States.

Some people say that all these people shouldn’t be allowed to move to Las Vegas. They would like to see us restrict the building permits that allow builders to add housing developments, schools, medical clinics, and shopping areas. They are concerned that there isn’t enough water to support everyone in this desert. We have always had a sufficient water supply here. Lake Mead collects water from the Colorado River, and we are entitled to use that water. Sure, we use a lot of water—grass doesn’t grow in a desert without it—and people need water, too.

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