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ZOOM Earth's Dynamic Surface
Sold Out (Win95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP/Mac) (Retail Packaging) (EARTHDYNDR)
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Publisher: Tasa Graphic Arts

                

Written by Frank J Pazzaglia, Ph.D. (Lehigh University)

Earth's Dynamic Surface explores the processes that shape Earth's surface. In this exciting CD-ROM, you will be guided through each chapter with animations, illustrations, and photographs, all in full color, while listening to the author's narration.

Review sections at the end of each chapter will test your knowledge. Interactive activities will reinforce many key concepts. In addition, the fully animated Physiographic Province Tour will enable you to fly over select destinations across the US. The tour stops at 42 National Parks, monuments, and points of interest, each demonstrating examples of processes introduced in the program. As a special feature, web site links are offered for each National Park included in the tour.

Contents:

  • Weathering and Soils -examines the two types of weathering processes and soil development throughout a landscape
  • Hillslopes - covers the interaction of rock-type and climate in the erosion of a landscape
  • Rivers -discusses flowing water as a process for erosion, transportation, and deposition of Earth's surface materials
  • Coastlines -examines the power of wind, waves, tides, and currents to shape unique landforms
  • Groundwater -covers the development of landforms due to flowing water below Earth's surface
  • Deserts and Winds discusses changing landscapes due to the erosion, transportation, and deposition of surface material by wind
  • Glaciers -examines the process of flowing ice in the development of landforms

Features and Activities:

Experiment with the slope and saturation of a hillslope to cause it to fall

Build your own river by selecting different channel slopes, water discharge and sediment grain size

Discover how Earth's climate is affected by changes in the tilt of it's axis, the shape of it's orbit around the Sun, and much more

Requirements:

Win98/98/Me/2000/XP: Pentium 120 or better, 16 Mb RAM, Quicktime, 4x CD-ROM drive, 16 bit or better video.

Macintosh: System 8 or later, Power PC 120 or better, 10 Mb free RAM minimum, Quicktime, 4x CD-ROM drive, 16 bit or better video.

 


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