The Science of the Earth: The Secrets of Our Planet Revealed (DK Secret World Encyclopedias) (Hardcover)
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Explore the Earth’s natural riches with this beautiful book that brings every corner of the planet, from core to atmosphere, to life!
Introducing The Science of Earth - an informative, visually arresting introduction to planet Earth.
Did you know that bubbles of ancient air trapped inside the Antarctic ice core can reveal how Earth’s climate has changed over time? Or that a piece of pumice thrown several miles into the air by a volcano helps to explain what happens when tectonic plates collide? Well, now you do! Learn all about our weird and wonderful planet with The Science of Earth.
The core of the book features large, detailed photographs of single objects, many of them small enough to be held in the hand, that each speaks volumes about an aspect of Earth’s environments and how they work. Structured around an imaginary journey that takes the reader from the inner core to Earth’s surface (including both land and oceans) and up to the top of the atmosphere, whilst taking in environments such as grasslands, forests, and reefs, the coverage includes both living and inanimate realms!
Dive deep into the pages of this awe-inspiring book on Planet Earth to discover:
- Spotlights showcasing celebrated sites, such as the Grand Canyon, Mount Everest, and the Great Barrier Reef
- Easy-to-read explanations of large-scale Earth processes, such as weather systems and oceanic currents
- Study of Earth segments look at breakthroughs our understanding of how the planet works
Many of the most beautiful parts of the natural world are beyond reach, but with fascinating feature pages throwing a spotlight on iconic places, such as the Amazon Rainforest or the Dead Sea, or a particular process, such as glacial erosion - this beautifully informative natural history book truly brings them to life.
A must-have volume for readers interested in geography, geology, oceanography, meteorology, ecology, or the natural world in general, so whether you have a passion for landscape photography, or you’re a frequent watcher of TV documentaries such as Our Planet, Blue Planet II, and Planet Earth - The Science of Earth is a great addition to the bookshelf of both schools and libraries alike, doubling up as the perfect gift purchase for anyone interested in the natural world.