Earth sciences

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Earth science or geoscience is a widely embraced term for the fields of science related to the planet earth.[1] Earth science can be considered to be a branch of planetary science, but with a much older history. There are both reductionist and holistic approaches to Earth sciences. The Earth sciences can include the study of geology, the lithosphere, and the large-scale structure of the Earth's interior, as well as the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Typically, Earth scientists use tools from geography, chronology, physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics to build a quantitative understanding of how the Earth works and evolves.


  1. "Earth science". Memidex/WordNet Dictionary. Retrieved 2012-06-11.

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