Earth Science, or geoscience, comprises a wide range of sub-topics that aim to analyze all the factors, notions and theories on our planet. For the time being, as the only known planet that has life on it, the Earth is one of the subjects widely explored and analyzed from various perspectives. One of the most interesting facts about the Earth Science is its dependence and wide use of knowledge from chronology, physics, biology and other related disciplines that help to understand and explain all the attributes of nature and life on the planet.
Earth science uses various methods to analyze and explore hypotheses, but the major one is experiment, as the common tool used within all scientific studies. The major facts and factors that lie in the sphere of Earth science analysis are the atmosphere, nature and magnetic field. Another interesting aspect that Earth science is looking at is the geophysical construction of the planet, such as tectonic plates and related activities, volcanoes and other associated geological phenomena.
Earth history is much deeper, than one could imagine, and in order to analyze and really understand how the Earth evolved during millions of years, when humans were not existent on the planet, it is important to apply scientific knowledge and methods that would allow to see the past through the means and tools, not available for unarmed human eye. We should be extremely grateful to the Earth Science for the knowledge and experience we possess and acquired through the discovery and use of the historical facts and understanding of the path that our planet has undergone to be in the state it is now (Moller and Tasset 1967:123).
One of the aspects that the Earth science does not give enough attention yet is an insight in the future development. By sharing this knowledge and concerns, related to the evolution of the main Earth features and qualities, geosciences can attract more attention to the destructive activities of human beings.
Moller, T. and Tasset, A. 1967. The Geosciences: Tectonic Plates. London: Oxford UP.