In over four and a half billion years of existence, Planet Earth has gone from a hostile, sterile lump of hot rock to a temperate oasis teeming with life. How the World Works: Planet Earth is a fascinating synthesis of this transformation, exploring the landforms, plants and animals that make up its unique environment.
Brought to life by full-colour photography, this comprehensive guide includes useful textboxes, diagrams and profiles of key scientists.
• The Earth’s atmosphere
• The formation of mountains
• Plate tectonics
• Extinction of the dinosaurs
• Climate change
A perfect read for anyone wanting to learn the science behind of our extraordinary planet.