Earth: A Visual Guide
In just over 300 pages, this lavishly illustrated guide describes our planet and the life it supports. Beginning with the planet's history, the book explains what lies beneath the Earth's surface and how the movements of crustal plates and the effects of weathering have combined to produce the landscapes we see around us. The book then describes the seas and oceans, followed by land areas, with the plants and animals found in different areas. Finally, the book describes climate and weather. The guide contains a Fact File that includes the geologic time scale, mineral properties, the highest mountains and largest islands, lakes, and rivers, types of volcanoes, lists of the most devastating volcanic eruptions, floods, and much, much more. Earth: A Visual Guide is an invaluable reference for all the family.