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James F. Luhr
DK Pub., 2007 - Science - 520 pages
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A team from the Smithsonian Institution working under the direction of Luhr, who is with the US National Museum of Natural History, have put together a stunning picture book of their home planet. The format is reminiscent of an atlas, but the subject matter is topical rather than cartographic. The sections cover the history of Earth, the land, the oceans, the atmosphere, and the seven tectonic plates that underlie the surface. The first American edition was published in 2003; this seems to be a revision or reprint of the 2005 compact edition.

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This book covers an enormous amount of information. Features such as mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, plains, deserts, forests, glaciers -- you name it -- are described in general and then short ... Read full review


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In the same stunning visual style as the award-winning Animal, this incredible one-volume comprehensive review and catalog covers planetary features, landforms, and geological processes. The reader is ... Read full review

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