James F. Luhr
Dorling Kindersley, 2003 - Earth - 520 pages
The definitive guide to our planet.
The world around us is made up of an extraordinary range of constantly changing landscapes. Using an innovative visual approach, Earthprovides a fresh perspective on our planet's apparently infinite range of natural features and the system of interlinking forces that formed and continue to change them. At the core of the book is a series of unprecedented visual catalogues of more than 400 of the most impressive, beautiful, or unusual places on the Earth - from the Colorado River to the Atacama Desert, from the rainforests of Indonesia to the Antarctic Ice-sheet. These inspiring inventories of real phenomena are combined with explanations of the processes that have shaped our planet over its 4.6 billion years of turbulent history. Earthis illustrated throughout with breathtaking photographs, photo-realistic digital artworks, and several hundred specially commissioned maps.